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Designing food safety programs
Creating procedure manuals
Providing gap reports to prevent breaches of the Food Act
Regular inspections to maintain compliance
24 hour return calls for advice on food safety issues
Internal Auditing of existing food safety procedures
Close Off Auditing (make sure systems are correct after reviews)
Food Safety training for staff relevant to their food handling practices
We assist businesses to obtain total compliance following a breach of the Food Act and we work in conjunction with lawyers to support businesses and individuals who have been charged with breaching food safety standards.
We also represent companies who have been brought before the court but who, after working with us, have complied with food safety standards. This can result in reduced fines and avoid enforced closure of your business.
Marj's entire career in the food industry spans over 40 years.
Commencing her early days of peeling potatoes in a country pub as a kitchen hand and as a Trade Cook, Marj has used her industry knowledge and expertise to set up a Catering Business, then proceeding to Food Services Manager in Aged Care and eventually teaching hospitality in TAFE.
20 years ago, after witnessing some shocking food handling practices “behind the scenes”, she followed her passion to demystify the Food Act by undertaking studies at University as well as learning about HACCP, Food Technology & Auditing; hence gaining the required skills to become the first DHHS appointed female 3rd Party Food Safety Auditor in Victoria. She then set up her business as a Registered Training Organisation, specialising in offering Food Safety Courses to the Health Care sector as well as collating and implementing Food Safety Systems.
Marj has designed and implemented over 1000 Food Safety Programs for Hospitals, Aged Care, Child Care Centres including Meals on Wheels, and continues to offer her services to Restaurants, Hotels, Cafes, Community Services, Government bodies and Prisons.
Melbourne based, she has travelled extensively throughout Victoria and Nationally since becoming a National Food Safety Auditor and a Skills Examiner to Auditors.
Although predominantly specialising in Health Care, many Lawyers seek Marjorie's services to assist restaurateurs who are facing litigation for breaching the Food Act. Marj is asked to provide evidence to the judge of the offending businesses food safety compliance, hence avoiding possible fines, closure or a custodial sentence.
With over 7 million reported food poisoning cases throughout Australia every year, Marjorie has narrowed down her stake-holders by offering her services exclusively to people who eat!
Phone: 0416 121 664