Food Safety

​​​​​Maranoa Regional Council is continually working with food businesses and the community to ensure that food for sale in our region poses no risk to public health.

On this page you will find training, information, fact sheets and useful links focusing on Food safety and safe food handling practices.

Please note: some of the links below lead to Queensland Government websites and LG Toolbox, providing standardised local government information relating to certain services.

I'M ALERT Training

Maranoa Regional Council takes food hygiene within our region very seriously. All food businesses have obligations and Maranoa Regional Council is assisting food businesses to meet these obligations by providing free access to this exciting new training tool.

There is a high demand for training within the food sector. This training will assist food handlers in developing the required skills and knowledge to ensure food is handled in a safe and hygienic manner.

The program is easy to follow, includes an entertaining presentation as well as interactive quizzes and the ability to view Chinese text and captions. A training acknowledgement form can be printed upon completion and be kept as a part of your staff records.

Click here to conduct the training now.

Food Safety Newsletter

Welcome to Maranoa Regional Council's Food Safety Newsletter section, to help keep you informed on current food matters:

Newsletter 5 – September 2019 – Commercial waste, trade waste and grease trap maintenance​

Newsletter 4 – April 2019 – How to be a waste conscious food business​

Newsletter 3 – January 2019 – Council's role in food safety

Newsletter 2 – July 2018 – Food safety supervisors and effective cleaning practices​

Newsletter 1 - March 2018 - Focus on Eggs

​Food Safety Supervisor

A food safety supervisor is responsible for monitoring food safety in a food business. All licensable food businesses in Queensland must have a food safety supervisor to help ensure safe food is produced. Your food safety supervisor needs to be 'reasonably available'. This means they need to be onsite or able to be contacted by Council or your employees while they are handling food. For further information refer to the Queensland Health website or click here​.


​Food Safety Online Resources

Foodsafe in Seconds 

Food safety for fundraising events

LG Toolbox​

How to lodge a food safety complaint

If you have a concern about a food product or a food business, you can make a complaint by contacting Council's Environmental Health Team on 1300 007 662 and lodge a customer request. 

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