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There are six food safety standards in the Food Standards Code legislation:
These standards aim to lower the incidence of foodborne illness. They place obligations on Australian food businesses to produce food that is safe and suitable to eat, and also place health and hygiene obligations on food handlers.
See food safety standards for further information on each standard and their associated guide books.
We have developed a series of factsheets with key information on the food safety standards in the Code and practical tips to reduce food safety risks:
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