Food Standards Code - Tasmania

Service summary

You are required to comply with this code if you undertake any of the following activities:

  • operate a food business
  • produce food for human consumption
  • sell or advertise packaged food.

A food business is a business, enterprise or activity that involves the handling of food intended for sale or the sale of food. These include, but are not limited to, businesses such as cafes, restaurants, bakeries and market food stalls.

Food standards have the force of law. It is also an offence to sell food that is damaged, deteriorated, perished, adulterated, or is unfit for human consumption.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Administering agency

Department of Health and Human Services
Public Health Services

Act(s) name

Food Act 2003 (Tasmania)

Regulation(s) name

Food Regulations 2012 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Department of Health and Human Services
Public Health Services

Operating address:
Level 3
34 Davey Street
Tasmania 7000
Mailing address:
Hobart, Tasmania 7001


1300 135 513


1800 671 738


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