Food safety accreditation - Queensland


You may be required to this accreditation under the food safety scheme if you intend to produce, process or transport meat, dairy, eggs, seafood or horticulture. This production, processing or transport activities that require this accreditation are set out on the Safe Food Queensland website and include:

  • butchers
  • small goods factories
  • poultry processors
  • meat transport vehicles
  • wild animal field harvesting
  • the production and retail of pet food
  • meat cold stores
  • abattoirs
  • slaughterhouses
  • dairy producers
  • dairy factories
  • egg producers and processors
  • seafood processors
  • commercial fishing boats
  • aquaculture farms and oyster businesses.

Activities that do not require this accreditation include:

  • retail sale of food
  • operating a hatchery and not selling eggs
  • producing seafood for a purpose other than food
  • producing food for personal use
  • rearing an animal.

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.


31 December in the year that accreditation is issued


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Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please see the attached application form for the appropriate fee, which varies according to your business activity.

Other resources

Application process


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

  • 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


This accreditation cannot be transferred

Additional information

This accreditation only allows you to produce 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
Phone: 07 3253 9800
Fax: 07 3253 9810
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