Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code - Australian Capital Territory


You will need to comply with this code if you operate a food business within the Australian Capital Territory. This includes any premises (such as a restaurant, cafe, home kitchen, farm stall or mobile food vehicle) where food is prepared, manufactured, processed or treated, stored, handled, served and supplied for sale by retail or wholesale. The Food Standards Code is a collection of individual food standards:

  • Chapter 1 deals with standards that apply to the majority of foods, such as labelling requirements and additives
  • Chapter 2 includes compositional requirements for specific foods such as meat, eggs, fish and alcoholic beverages
  • Chapter 3 deals with food hygiene issues in Australia
  • Chapter 4 deals with primary production and processing standards.

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

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Food Act 2001 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Food Regulation 2002 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Health Directorate

Health Protection Service

Contact details

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