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Food Standards Code legislation

The Federal Register of Legislation (FRL) website has undergone changes. The format and layout of the Food Standards Code Standards and Schedules is different to what you may be familiar with. Guidance on using and understanding the FRL website is available under Help and Resources

About the Food Standards Code

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 located on an external website, the Australian Government Federal Register of Legislation. Clicking on the links below will take you to the current and latest version of a Standard or Schedule.

Changes to the Food Standards Code are publicly notified and included in Food Standards Gazette notices.

To contact us about the Food Standards Code please, use our enquiry form

FSANZ does not provide advice on compliance with the Code. Read the list of agencies and departments responsible for enforcement.


Chapter 1: Introduction and standards that apply to all foods

Part 1.1 Preliminary

Part 1.2 Labelling and other information requirements

Part 1.3 Substances added to or present in food

Part 1.4 Contaminants and residues

Part 1.5 Foods requiring pre-market clearance

Part 1.6 Microbiological limits and processing requirements

Chapter 2: Food Standards

Part 2.1 Cereals

Part 2.2 Meat, eggs and fish

Part 2.3 Fruit and vegetables

Part 2.4 Edible oils

Part 2.5 Dairy products

Part 2.6 Non-alcoholic beverages

Part 2.7 Alcoholic beverages

Part 2.8 Sugars and honey

Part 2.9 Special purpose foods

Part 2.10 Standards for other foods


Page last updated 31 January 2024