Who does the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code apply to?

FSANZ works with a number of government agencies or departments in Australia and New Zealand. These include: state and territory government health departments and food regulatory agencies that enforce the Food Standards Code.

What does FSANZ mean?

Food Standards Australia New Zealand
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is an independent statutory agency established by the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 (FSANZ Act). FSANZ is part of the Australian Government’s Health portfolio.

What are the 4 parts of the Food Standards Code?

the microbiological safety of food; the composition of food, including contaminants, residues, additives or other substances; and, information about food, including labelling and advertising.

How safe is food in Australia?

Australia has a reliable, safe and nutritious food supply. But food poisoning still happens. There are more than 5 million cases of food poisoning in Australia each year, both through businesses and at home. Storing, handling and serving food safely can prevent this.

What is the role of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand?

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) develops standards that regulate the use of ingredients, processing aids, colourings, additives, vitamins and minerals, composition of some foods and foods developed by new technologies. FSANZ is a Corporate Commonwealth Entity.

What is the two hour four hour rule for food storage?

The 2 Hour/ 4 Hour Rule tells you how long freshly potentially hazardous foods*, foods like cooked meat and foods containing meat, dairy products, prepared fruits and vegetables, cooked rice and pasta, and cooked or processed foods containing eggs, can be safely held at temperatures in the danger zone; that is between …

What are the Food Standards Code?

The Food Standards Code includes standards for food additives, food safety, labelling and foods that need pre-approval such as GM foods. Chapter 2 – Food standards includes compositional requirements for specific foods e.g. meat, fish and alcoholic beverages.

What is food product standards?

The Authority has notified following Regulations covering quality and safety parameters of various food products: Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011. size:( 0.73 MB) Food Safety and Standards (Contaminants, Toxins and Residues) Regulations, 2011.

What are 4 good personal hygiene habits of a food handler?

When preparing or handling food they should:

  • keep hair tied back and wear a suitable head covering, e.g. hat or hair net.
  • not wear watches or jewellery (except a wedding band)
  • not touch their face and hair, smoke, spit, sneeze, eat or chew gum.

What is the danger zone for food Australia?

These bacteria can grow at temperatures between 5°C and 60°C, which is known as the temperature danger zone. The fastest rate of growth is at around 37°C, the temperature of the human body. The food safety standards also require you to have a thermometer if you prepare, handle or sell potentially hazardous food.

Is the New Zealand Food Standards Code still in effect?

The New Zealand (Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code) Food Standards 2002, which originally adopted the Code into New Zealand law, no longer apply. These revoked Standards and their amendments are still available to download for your reference.

How is food safety ensured in New Zealand?

Food safety is ensured in various ways, through the application of codes of practice (COPs), Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) systems, and good operating practices (GOP). Visit the FSANZ website to find out about the food standards and food code for New Zealand and Australia.

When did New Zealand adopt Joint Food Standards with Australia?

New Zealand has joint food standards for labelling and composition with Australia. We also have some food standards that are specific to New Zealand. In 2002, New Zealand adopted the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code, and all its amendments, as joint food standards (except for the Australia-specific chapters and standards).

Where can I find the Australian Food Standards Code?

The authoritative versions of these standards are on the Australian Government Federal Register of Legislation or via the links below. You can access Food Standards Gazette notices here. To contact us via email about the Food Standards Code please click here.