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Standard 3.1.1 - Interpretation and application

(Updated February 2014)

Standard 3.1.1 - Interpretation and Application

This Standard:

  • defines the terms that are used in the food safety standards including ‘food business’, ‘food premises’, ‘food proprietor’, ‘safe food’ and ‘suitable food'
  • specifies that the food safety standards apply to food business in Australia but not in New Zealand
  • specifies that food businesses must comply with all the requirements of the food safety standards with the exception of those that apply to food handlers
  • specifies that food handlers must comply with the requirements that apply to them.


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