Food


The following resources are designed to support local government Food Act authorised officers, food safety auditors, laboratories and analysts.

Local government enforcement agencies are responsible for enforcing the Food Act 2008 (external site), Food Regulations 2009 (external site) and the Australian and New Zealand Food Standards Code (external site) including Chapter 3: Food Safety Standards (external site).

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Food businesses and anyone working in the food industry should refer to food safety for business information.

Review of the Food Act 2008

The Department of Health is conducting a review of the Food Act 2008. This involves asking stakeholders for input on whether the objects of the Act are being met and if it is operating effectively. Find out more about the Review of the Food Act 2008.