Food Act 2006 - Queensland


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:

  • Food Regulation 2006

The following Guides or Booklets are available:

There are a variety of food safety resources available from the department website.

Service type

Regulatory Obligation

An obligation defined in law. A business must comply with relevant services.

Additional Information

Please contact your local government for further information in relation to food business responsibilities or food safety and hygiene matters.

For further information about food labelling and composition requirements, please contact your local Public Health Unit.

Administering agency

Queensland Health

Health Protection Unit

Food Safety Standards and Regulation

Contact details

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

Operating address: Queensland Health Building
147 - 163 Charlotte Street Central
Brisbane, Queensland 4000
Mailing address: GPO Box 48
Queensland 4001
Phone: 07 3328 9310
Website: Queensland Health (Opens in new window)