Food Safety Auditor Approval - Primary Produce - Tasmania


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

  • undertake audits of a primary producer's food safety program
  • take any necessary follow-up action (including further audits) to ensure that identified deficiencies in a food safety program 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 related to that primary produce activity
  • demonstrating how the primary producer is going to address those hazards
  • introducing product recall procedures
  • demonstrating how the primary producer is going to comply with any applicable standards, codes, guidelines or testing regimes.

For further information please consult the Contact Officer.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

In order to be eligible for approval you must:

  • possess the appropriate skills and qualifications
  • be a natural person
  • complete any other requirements and pay the prescribed fee.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


As specified on the approval.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $283.50

Other resources

Act(s) name

Primary Produce Safety Act 2011 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Primary Produce Safety (General) Regulations 2014 Tasmania

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water 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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Food Safety Management Officer, Food Safety

Food Safety Branch

Biosecurity Tasmania

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Mailing address: GPO BOX 44
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Phone: 03 6165 3091
Fax: 03 6233 6386