Food safety policies and procedures are essential to ensure students are provided with food that is safe to consume. Tuckshops within private schools are generally required to hold a food licence with their local council if they are to prepare any items on site, with supporting policies and procedures documented.
Our member content below includes information on orientating staff and volunteers to food safety, cleaning, developing templates and the use of home baked items. Those requiring further support can attend a QAST Food Safety Supervisor Course.
For support on food safety you can contact the local Queensland Public Health Unit and Environmental Health Officer. Queensland Health has developed a useful tool for developing a Food Safety Program with numerous templates included.
It is important to take measures to keep students with food allergies safe. For more information read the Anaphylaxis guidelines for Queensland state schools.
It is important to ensure all produce grown and raised in school kitchen gardens is fit for consumption and maintains food quality. If your school/tuckshop uses eggs raised in its kitchen garden click here for more information.
Food Safety for Fundraising Events
Queensland Health has produced this informative pocket guide to assist non- profit groups in running fundraising events that are food safe.
- Anaphylaxis guidelines for Queensland state schools
- ASCIA guidelines for prevention of anaphylaxis in schools, pre-schools and childcare: 2015 update
- Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia
- Safe Food Queensland: Eggs & Egg Products
- Rockmelon safety for food businesses