Food Standards Code requirements
The Allergen Collaboration is a collaboration of representatives from Australian state, territory and New Zealand governments, Australia and New Zealand allergy support associations and food industry including the food service sector. The Collaboration aims to improve through non-regulatory means food allergen risks are managed and to help consumers with a food allergy make safer choices.
Compliance and enforcement
Food enforcement agencies - Concerns regarding compliance can be referred to these state and territory and New Zealand government agencies and further resources are available on their websites.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand coordinates and monitors
food recalls in Australia. In New Zealand, food recalls are coordinated by the
Ministry for Primary Industries.
Undeclared Allergen Incident and Investigation Protocol sets out the procedures for food regulators when investigating and reporting of complaints of undeclared food allergens, supplementary to standard food investigation protocols.
In New Zealand, the Food Act 2014 and associated regulations require food businesses to register before they start selling food. These include requirements for food allergen management. See the
Ministry for Primary Industries website for further information.