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Food safety website links

National government

Food Standards Australia New Zealand
Food Standards Australia New Zealand's (FSANZ) main responsibility is to develop and administer the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code which lists requirements for foods such as additives, food safety, labelling and GM foods.

FSANZ Food Enforcement Contacts webpage
State and territory food regulatory agencies responsible for enforcing the Food Standards Code.

Food recalls
Information about food recalls and has a link to all current food recalls.

Food legislation
Food legislation in Australia and New Zealand.

Food Regulation Secretariat
Includes details about Australia’s food regulation system, including relevant policies and all groups, and committees in that system.  

Food Safety Information Council
The Food Safety Information Council aims to reduce the number of Australians getting sick from food poisoning by providing simple, easy to follow consumer information on the handling, storage and preparation of food.

Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS)
AQIS is part of the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF). AQIS manages quarantine controls at our borders to minimise the risk of exotic pests and diseases entering the country. AQIS also provides import and export inspection and certification to help retain Australia's highly favourable animal, plant and human health status and wide access to overseas export markets.

Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing (DHA)

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF)

Food Science Australia

State government

South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI)

Public Health SA

NSW Food Authority

SafeFood Queensland

Food Safety Victoria

Dairy Food Safety Victoria

PrimeSafe Victoria

WA Health - Food safety section

Tasmanian Health - Food safety section

NT Health - Food safety section


Codex Alimentarius - International food standards

NZ Food Safety Authority

Canadian Food Authority

US Food Safety Information

US Food Safety and Inspection Service

UK Food Standards Agency

Food Safety Authority of Ireland


FoodLegal - Australian lawyers and consultants

Australian Institute of Environmental Health

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)

Australian Trade Commission (Austrade)