Food Standards Code - Australian Government


You may be required to comply with this Code if you are involved in the export of food or food products into or out of Australia.

This Code regulates the use of ingredients, processing aids, colourings, additives, vitamins and minerals and also labelling requirements for packaged and unpackaged food, e.g. country of origin labelling, specific mandatory warnings or advisory labels. 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.

Act(s) name

Export Control Act 2020 Australian Government

Administering agency

Food Standards Australia New Zealand

Contact details

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Food Standards Australia New Zealand

Operating address: Level 4
15 Lancaster Place
Majura, Australian Capital Territory 2609
Mailing address: PO BOX 5423
Kingston, Australian Capital Territory 2604
Phone: 02 6271 2222
Fax: 02 6271 2278
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