The main purposes of the Food Act 2006 are as follows:
- ensuring food for sale is safe and suitable for human consumption;
- preventing misleading conduct in connection with the sale of food; and
- providing for the application of the Food Standards Code.
The Act provides controls over the preparation, handling and sale of food in Queensland.
It also sets out offences against the Act and provides for prosecutions and penalties for such offences.
The Food Act 2006 (Section 39) requires that food businesses and persons must comply with the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Code).
The following Subordinate Legislation should be examined:
The following Guides or Booklets are available:
There are a variety of food safety resources available from the department website.