Food Standards Code - Northern Territory


The Food Standards Code (FSC) contains general and prescriptive standards for food sold in Australia, and includes subject matter relating to food composition and labelling of packaged foods. The FSC is adopted uniformly by all States and Territories.

The FSC applies to any agency, public authority or person managing or in control of the manufacture of food for human consumption. The FSC details requirements for such things as: food labelling and advertising, date marking, permissible food additives, preservatives, colourings, flavourings and flavour enhancers, artificial sweetening substances, vitamins and minerals etc. All packaged food for sale for human consumption in Australia must conform to the requirements of the FSC.

Service type


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

Act(s) name

Fisheries Act 1988 Northern Territory

Food Act 2004 Northern Territory

Kava Management Act 1998 Northern Territory

Regulation(s) name

Fisheries Regulations 1992 Northern Territory

Kava Management Regulations 1998 Northern Territory

Administering agency

Department of Health & Ageing

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Program Director

Operating address: Health House
87 Mitchell Street
Darwin NT 0800
Mailing address: PO Box 40596
Casuarina NT 0811
Phone: 0889992400
Fax: 0889992700
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