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Food safety and hygiene

The Food Safety Standards are part of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Code) and apply across all of Australia. The standards reflect international best practice. Taken together, they are based on a preventative approach to the incidence of food-borne illness in Australia and are designed to help ensure that food businesses in Australia produce food that is safe to eat. The Food Safety Standards outline obligations of food businesses, regardless of whether they are required to be licensed by local government or not, in relation to:


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Last Updated: 14 May 2014
Last Reviewed: 23 September 2009