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Food safety and hygiene for food businesses

The Food Safety Standards are part of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Code) and apply across 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 the obligations of food businesses in relation to:

All food businesses, regardless of whether a licence is required, are required to comply with the Food Safety Standards. Compliance with the Standard is enforced by local governments, who may undertake inspections of the food business premises.


Fact sheets

FSANZ also has a variety of resources on the Food Safety Standards and general food safety matters available at

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