Food Business Notification - New South Wales

Description

You will be required to notify the authority of your food business if you do not hold a current food licence and your business fits into one of the following types:

  • home-based food businesses that does not use the home as a retail premises
  • food manufacturers or wholesalers that do not hold a licence
  • importers that do not retail their product from their business premises
  • small egg farms (fewer than 20 dozen eggs / week)
  • small poultry meat farms (growing fewer than 100 birds)
  • businesses that transport live poultry
  • catering businesses that do not sell by retail directly to consumers
  • water-based food services, including river / harbour / lake cruises, ferries and floating restaurants.

Please note that:

  • all food businesses must comply with the relevant food standards and food labelling requirements
  • certain hospitality and retail food service sector businesses must also designate a food safety supervisor.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Exemptions

You will not be required to notify the Authority if you are serving food as part of a not-for-profit fundraising event.

Eligibility requirements

Please consult with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Forms

Act(s) name

Food Act 2003 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Food Regulation 2015 New South Wales

Additional information

This notification allows the Authority to contact your business with critical information regarding food recalls and food-borne illness outbreaks.

Food businesses that do not require a licence or to notify the Authority need to notify the local council. However, it is accepted that business applications for services, permits, approval and rates notice registrations will satisfy the requirement to notify the local council.

Administering agency

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

NSW Department of Primary Industries

NSW Food Authority

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Licensing Enquiries and Invoicing

NSW Food Authority

NSW Department of Primary Industries

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Operating address: 1 Macquarie St
Taree
New South Wales 2430
Mailing address: PO BOX 232
Taree, New South Wales 2430
Mailing address: PO BOX 6682
Silverwater, New South Wales 1811
Phone: 02 9471 4850
Phone: 1300 552 406
Fax: 02 9199 8253
Email: licensing@foodauthority.nsw.gov.au
Website: NSW Food Authority (Opens in new window)