Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to your questions with the Australian Institute of Food Safety's Frequently Asked Questions section.

What are the food safety laws in Australia?

In Australia, there are two types of legislation: federal and state.

At the federal level, legislation is governed by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ).

At the state level, each state has its own Food Safety Act that needs to be adhered to.

Food businesses must understand the food safety laws that apply to them in their specific state or territory.

Click here to find out more about the food safety laws by state and territory.