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This section of the website contains information for food businesses about the Food Standards Code and other government policies and regulations relating to food.
 
However, remember that compliance with the Food Standards Code is monitored by state and territory departments and food agencies in Australia and New Zealand.
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Consumer Label Survey 2015

Consumer Label Survey 2015

A survey which collected information on consumer use, understanding, and confidence in certain food labelling elements.
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Compendium of Microbiological Criteria for Food

Compendium of Microbiological Criteria for Food

A compilation of process hygiene criteria that have been established for specific food commodities and microbiological guideline criteria used for ready-to-eat foods.
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Getting Your Claims Right

Getting Your Claims Right

A guide to complying with the Nutrition, Health and Related Claims Standard of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.
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Nutrition content claims and health claims

Nutrition content claims and health claims

A new Standard to regulate nutrition content claims and health claims on food labels and in advertisements became law on 18 January 2013. From this date food businesses in Australia and New Zealand have three years to meet the requirements of the new Standard 1.2.7 – Nutrition, Health and Related Claims.

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Food traceability

Food traceability

Traceability is the ability to track any food through all stages of, production, processing and distribution (including importation and at retail). Traceability should mean that movements can be traced one step backwards and one step forward at any point in the supply chain. Read more...
Enforcement contacts

Enforcement contacts

Enforcement and interpretation of the Code is the responsibility of state/territory departments and food agencies within Australia and New Zealand. Read more...
User guides

User guides

User guides have been developed by FSANZ in consultation with Australian and New Zealand government and industry representatives, to help manufacturers, retailers and food officers interpret and apply the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.

The guides, unlike the standards, are not legally binding. However, if in any doubt about interpreting the standards, you should seek independent legal advice.

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