The Standards in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code
are legislative instruments under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003
. The authoritative versions of these Standards are on the Australian Government ComLaw website at www.comlaw.gov.au
. The PDF file for each Standard (displayed with the tick) on the ComLaw site is the authoritative version. FSANZ has provided links to the most recent compilations of each Standard on the ComLaw site at the links below. You can also access related documents such as previous versions of the Standard via these links.
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You can access Food Standards Gazette notices here.
FSANZ does not provide advice on compliance with the Code. You may wish to engage a lawyer or consultant for compliance advice. The Code is enforced by state and territory and New Zealand agencies and the Department of Agriculture for imported food. To contact us via email about the Food Standards Code please click here.
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You can download the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code from the Australian Government’s ComLaw website or you can purchase a copy of the Code from the following businesses: