You will need to comply with the code if you intend to undertake any of the following activities:
- operate a food business
- produce food for human consumption
- sell or advertise food for sale.
A food business is a business, enterprise or activity that involves the handling of food intended for sale, or the sale of food. This includes, but is not limited to, businesses such as cafes, restaurants, bakeries, manufacturers, wholesalers and market food stalls. It does not include businesses, enterprises or activities that are primary food production.
The food standards code is a collection of individual food standards:
- chapter 1 deals with standards that apply to the majority of foods, such as labelling requirements and additives
- chapter 2 includes compositional requirements for specific foods such as meat, eggs, fish and alcoholic beverages
- chapter 3 deals with food hygiene issues in Australia
- chapter 4 deals with primary production and processing standards.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.