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Legislation

Legislation

The Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (FSANZ)

The Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code controls and regulates food that is sold in Australia and New Zealand.

The Code is enforced through Commonwealth, state and territory and New Zealand food legislation and also covers:

  • General food standards - including labelling and genetically modified food
  • Specific food product standards
  • Australian food safety standards


The Australian states and territories and the New Zealand Government are responsible for enforcing and policing food standards.

The Australian Government enforces the Code in relation to imported food through the Imported Food Control Act 1992 and the other states, territories and New Zealand Government have agencies which ensure the Code's requirements are met.

For more information, visit the Australian New Zealand Food Standards Code

Food Regulations 2002

Versions of the Food Regulations, both current legislation and past legislation, can be found on the South Australia Attorney-General's Department legislation website.

Food Act 2001

The objectives of the Food Act 2001 include:

  • Ensuring food for sale is both safe and suitable for human consumption
  • Preventing misleading conduct in connection with the sale of food
  • Providing for the application in this jurisdiction of the Food Standards Code

Click on the link to download a copy of the Food Act 2001 from the SA Government website.