Note: The revised Food Standards Code came into effect on 1 March 2016.
The Standards in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code are legislative instruments under the Legislation Act 2003. The authoritative versions of these Standards are on the Australian Government Federal Register of Legislation (formerly ComLaw) or via the links below. The PDF file for each standard on the Legislation Register site is the authoritative legal version. To access the PDF (or Word version), once you open the Legislation Register page for each standard via the links below, click on the link to the latest compilation of a standard (displayed with the tick), then click the ‘Download’ tab in the light blue ribbon on the page. The documents will then appear.
You can also access related documents such as previous versions of the standard or related explanatory statements via these links.
Read important information about accessing standards on the Federal Register of Legislation.
Accessing the Code
You can download individual standards from the Legislation Register website for free below, or you can purchase a copy of the Code from the following businesses:
Please note that compilations for the Code are registered on the Legislation Register as soon as possible after any amendments take effect. Where there is a delay in the date of effect following gazettal, to assist stakeholders until the relevant compilations are registered, FSANZ provides updated standards where applicable, but these versions are for information only and are not to be treated as authoritative versions of the standards.
The Code has four chapters and a set of schedules which are accessible via the tabs below. The schedules are referenced in Chapters 1 and 2 of the Code.