Food Safety Auditor Approval - Primary Produce - Tasmania


You will need approval if you intend to operate as a food safety auditor. Food safety auditors carry out the following types of tasks:


  • carry out audits of a primary producer's food safety scheme
  • take any necessary follow-up action (including further audits) to ensure that identified deficiencies in a food safety scheme have been addressed
  • undertake assessments of primary producers to ascertain their compliance with the requirements of a food safety scheme
  • report on issues arising from these inspections.

A primary producer is any business involved in providing primary produce, which includes:


  • any animal, plant or other organism (or part of) intended for consumption by humans
  • any food produced by any primary production activity
  • any pet food produced by any primary production activity.

Food safety schemes regulate the activities that may be undertaken by primary producers (e.g. accreditation of operators, requirements for premises and equipment, provisions for the health of the relevant primary produce, etc).


Food safety programs deal with issues such as:


  • identifying significant food safety hazards
  • monitoring and control of hazards
  • product recall procedures
  • monitoring and maintenance of hygiene and safety conditions
  • compliance with standards, codes, guidelines and testing regimes.

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 approval, you must:


  • be a fit and proper, natural person
  • have the appropriate technical skills, experience, qualifications and competencies.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $206.48

Fees for 2023-24


Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply Company, Co-operative, Other, Partnership, Sole Trader Food Safety Auditor Code of Conduct - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Primary Produce Safety Act 2011 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Primary Produce Safety (General) Regulations 2014 Tasmania

Approval time

20 business days

Administering agency

Department of Natural Resources and Environment

Biosecurity Tasmania

Food Safety Branch

Contact details

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