Food Standards Code - Australian Government

Description

You will be required to comply with this code if you import food and food products into Australia. All foodstuffs imported into Australia must comply with this code and are liable for inspection under the Food Inspection Scheme. Foodstuffs classified as high or medium risk are closely monitored and extensively sampled. You will also require an import permit for high risk foodstuffs such as:

  • fresh fruit and vegetables
  • food containing nuts
  • food containing dairy
  • food containing egg
  • food containing meat
  • animal products.

Imported food must meet the requirements for labelling and content listed within the code and also comply with any other directives.

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 Company, Co-operative, Other, Partnership, Sole Trader Food Standards Code (Opens in new window)
Comply Company, Co-operative, Other, Partnership, Sole Trader FSANZ Advice on Imported Food (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Imported Food Control Act 1992 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Imported Food Control Regulations 2019 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry

Import Conditions and Permits

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

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

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