Food safety accreditation - Queensland


If you produce, process or transport meat, eggs, dairy, seafood or horticulture (seed sprouts) in Queensland, then you may require an accreditation with Safe Food. An accreditation is required in order to legally sell or supply your product(s) in Queensland.

The production, processing or transport activities that require this accreditation are set out on the Safe Food Production Queensland website.

Service type


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

Ongoing eligibility requirements

It is your responsibility to make sure that your food safety program or management statement remains current and up to date.


Once the application for accreditation has been approved and any other additional requirements are met (e.g. product testing).


Up to one year


31 December in the year that accreditation is issued


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Fees and charges can be found in the application form.

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Application process


You will require approval if you make any major changes to either:

  • processes (e.g. undertaking additional processing activities)
  • equipment (e.g. operating new equipment)
  • activities (e.g. receiving product from a new supplier)
  • critical control points (e.g. cleaning process).

Approval time

Your application will be processed within 14 days of payment being received. During this time, your application will be assessed and additional information may be requested. A temporary accreditation is issued to new applicants deemed to be undertaking activities that are medium-risk or high-risk. A temporary accreditation is issued for a period of up to two months, prior to being considered for an open accreditation.


This accreditation cannot be transferred

Additional information

This accreditation only allows you to produce or process the primary produce named in your accreditation, according to the conditions of the accreditation.

Administering agency

Safe Food Production Queensland

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Safe Food Production Queensland

Mailing address: PO BOX 221
Greenslopes, Queensland 4120
Toll Free: 1800 300 815 Free call QLD only
Phone: 07 3253 9800
Fax: 07 3253 9810
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