Food safety

The NSW food service and retail food industries are regulated by the Food Standards Code which sets out the standards for food and drink businesses.

Mandatory Food Safety Standards were introduced in NSW on 24 February 2001. The food safety standards are designed to ensure that food produced in Australia is safe to eat. These standards include
  • Standard 3.1.1 Interpretation and Application
  • Standard 3.2.1. Food Safety Programs
  • Standard 3.2.2 Food Safety Practices and General Requirements
  • Standard 3.2.3 Food Premises and Equipment
  • Standard 3.3.1 Food Safety Programs for Food Services and Vulnerable People

Further information and access to the standards can be obtained by visiting the Food Standards Australian New Zealand website.
Food Safety Guidelines and Factsheets
The NSW Food Authority have produced a number of food safety guidelines, fact sheets and resources in both English and other languages to help food businesses keep up with the latest in food safety and how to comply with the food regulations.

To access these resources please visit NSW Food Authority - Guidelines and & factsheets webpage.
Name and Shame
Food Complaints
Complaints involving food poisoning