Food Standards Code - Tasmania


You are required to comply with this code if you undertake any of the following activities:

  • operate a food business
  • produce food for human consumption
  • sell or advertise packaged food.

A food business is a business, enterprise or activity that involves the handling of food intended for sale or the sale of food. These include, but are not limited to, businesses such as cafes, restaurants, bakeries and market food stalls.

Food standards have the force of law. It is also an offence to sell food that is damaged, deteriorated, perished, adulterated, or is unfit for human consumption.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Food Act 2003 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Food Regulations 2012 Tasmania

Administering agency

Department of Health and Human Services

Public Health Services

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:


Public Health Services

Department of Health and Human Services

Toll Free: 1800 671 738
Phone: 1300 135 513