The following is from a media release by the New South Wales Food Authority.
“Food Safety Supervisor (FSS) certificates expire five years from the date of issue, with the first round due to expire from 1 September 2015.
Should your FSS certificate be close to expiring and you wish to continue to be the FSS for a retail food business, you will need to undertake recertification training with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) approved under the FSS program.
Food businesses have 30 working days from the date printed on the certificate to ensure their appointed FSS renews their training and obtains a new FSS certificate.
From 1 September 2015, FSS recertification training is available from RTOs approved under the FSS program (see the approved provider list) and will include training in three key focus areas –cleaning and sanitising, safe egg handling and allergen management.”
Other states do not yet require any recertification of Food Safety Supervisors, but with NSW taking the lead, it is inevitable to become something that is required elsewhere in one form or another.
Food Safety Australia is one of the approved RTOs.