Safe Food Production Queensland - Queensland


Support is provided to ensure the production of primary produce is carried out in a way that:

  • makes the primary produce fit for human or animal consumption
  • maintains food quality

To provide for food safety measures for the production of primary produce consistent with other State laws relating to food safety.

Safe Food Production Queensland provides advice by a variety of media including telephone, internet ( and publications on a wide range of issues relevant to the meat, dairy and egg industries in Queensland, with a focus on food safety.

Safe Food Production Queensland will also provide such information for a wide range of other food industries (e.g. seafood and horticulture) as the organisation develops food safety schemes for these industries over the coming years.

Since January 2003, Food Safety Schemes have been implemented for meat, dairy produce, seafood, eggs and egg products.

Service type

Support Service

A service offered by government to aid in running a business.

Eligibility requirements

No specific eligibility criteria apply.


Fees and charges can be found on the Safe Food Queensland website.

Publications Details process

Legislation is available from the Queensland Legislation website

Safe Food Queensland does supply at no cost an Egg Implementation Manual - A guide to egg food safety and quality for Queensland's commercial egg suppliers. This document is available on the Safe Food Queensland website -

Australian Standards are available for a fee or in some case free of charge for download. Standards include:

AS 4696:2002 Hygienic Production and Transportation of Meat and Meat Products for Human Consumption
AS 4467:1998 Hygienic Production of Crocodile Meat
AS 5011:2001 Hygienic Production of Natural Casings
AS 5008:2001 Hygienic Rendering of Animal Products
AS 5010:2001 Hygienic Production of Ratite (Emu/Ostrich) Meat
AS 4841:2006 Hygienic Production of Pet Meat

These documents are available on the CSIRO publishing website -

Administering agency

Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries

Safe Food Production Queensland

Contact details

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Safe Food Production Queensland

Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries

Operating address: 138 Juliette Street
Greenslopes, Queensland 4120
Mailing address: PO BOX 549
Stones Corner, Queensland 4120
Phone: 1800 300 815
Phone: 07 3253 9800
Website: Safe Food Production Queensland (Opens in new window)