Food Safety Training and Resources

Free Online Food Safety Training
Food Labelling

Free Online Food Safety Training

The Douglas Shire Council takes food hygiene within our region very seriously. All food businesses have obligations and the Douglas Shire Council is assisting food businesses to meet these obligations by providing free access to this exciting 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.

To learn more about the course or to complete your course, visit to complete your training now.

Businesses must ensure that all food handlers have completed a food safety training course or have appropriate skills and knowledge before they start handling food as part of their employment with you. Copies of certificates of completion of this course for food handlers working at your business must be able to be produced to an Authorised Officer upon request at any time or during routine food business inspections.

Food Labelling

Food labels help consumers make informed choices about what they eat. Food labels help to protect public health and safety by displaying important information such as expiry dates, ingredients, allergens, instructions for storage and use, and warning statements. Some foods have specific labelling and compositional standards for products sold in, or imported into Australia. For more information on what a label may require for certain foods, click on this link  Food Labelling / Food Product Guides

Do I need a Label?

To find out if your packaged foods require a label, click on this link and answer some simple questions with tailored responses based on your answers  Food Labelling / Do I Need A Label