Food Standards Code - Australian Government


You may be required to comply with one or more of the food standards if you manufacture food or beverage products that will be consumed in Australia or New Zealand.

The various standards may apply if you manufacture or use:

  • ingredients
  • processing aids
  • colourings
  • additives
  • vitamins
  • minerals.

The code also covers the composition of some foods, e.g. dairy, meat and beverages as well as standards developed by new technologies such as genetically modified foods.

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

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Food Standards Code - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 AG

Additional information

The standards apply to areas such as:

  • labelling and other information
  • substances added to food
  • contaminants and residues
  • maximum permissible limits of chemicals
  • foods requiring pre-market clearance
  • microbiological and processing
  • food safety.

Administering agency

Food Standards Australia New Zealand

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.


Food Standards Australia New Zealand

Operating address: Boeing House
55 Blackall Street
Australian Capital Territory 2600
Mailing address: PO BOX 7186
Canberra BC, Australian Capital Territory 2610
Phone: 02 6271 2222