In Australia, compliance with the Code for all foods is monitored by authorities in the states and territories. In New Zealand it is monitored by the Ministry for Primary Industries and public health units.
The Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is responsible for the inspection and sampling of imported food.
Complaints about potentially non-compliant foods should be directed to the relevant agency in each state or territory or in New Zealand. You can find contact details for enforcement agencies in Australia and New Zealand at the links below.
Australian Capital Territory
New South Wales
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
Food regulation authorities in Australia and New Zealand work together to ensure food regulations are implemented and enforced consistently. This work is done through the Implementation Subcommittee for Food Regulation (ISFR), through face-to-face meetings, out-of-session business and separate collaborations. Read more about ISFR.