Accreditation of a Seed Sprout Producer - Tasmania


You will need this licence if you intend to be involved in commercial primary production of seed sprouts. Commercial primary production of seed sprouts includes any of the following done for the purpose of supplying seed sprouts to a food business or a seed sprout business:

  • the decontamination of seed or seed sprouts
  • the soaking of seed
  • the germination or growth of seed
  • the harvest of seed sprouts
  • the washing, drying or packing of seed sprouts.

Seed sprouts refer to young seedlings which may be grown from: alfalfa, broccoli, clover, onion, radish, sunflower seeds or other seeds, mung beans or other beans, and snow peas or other peas.

All persons involved in the commercial supply (including production) of seed sprouts must:

  • comply with the Seed Sprouts Scheme as prescribed by regulation and any relevant standards
  • hold an accreditation in order to carry on a business involving the production or processing of seed sprouts
  • prepare and implement an approved food safety program which is audited at least once a year.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this accreditation you must:

  • prepare and implement a food safety program under the Seed Sprout Food Safety Scheme
  • allow the Chief Inspector to make any inspections of premises, plant or equipment as deemed necessary.


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Fees Details for this service in table format.

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Fee information is in the attached fee resource.

Act(s) name

Primary Produce Safety Act 2011 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Primary Produce Safety (Seed Sprouts) Regulations 2014 Tasmania

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Biosecurity Tasmania

Food Safety Branch

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Food Safety Program

Food Safety Branch

Biosecurity Tasmania

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Mailing address: PO BOX 46
Kings Meadows, Tasmania 7249
Phone: 03 6777 2174
Phone: 1300 368 550
Fax: 03 6343 2833