The third edition of Safe Food Australia, a guide to food safety standards in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code, has been released by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ).
Safe Food Australia is a guide to three mandatory food safety standards: Standard 3.1.1 Interpretation and Application, Standard 3.2.2 Food Safety Practices and General Requirements, and Standard 3.2.3 Food Premises and Equipment.
Safe Food Australia is primarily aimed at government agencies responsible for enforcing food standards, however may also provide useful guidance for businesses seeking information about the standards and food safety issues.
FSANZ reviewed Safe Food Australia to ensure the guide addressed current food safety issues and trends, and contains the latest evidence and references.
“The new edition includes updated evidence and information to address current food safety issues and trends,” says FSANZ Chief Executive Officer Steve McCutcheon. “It also provides new guidance for mobile, temporary, and home-based vendors.”
It’s now available as a searchable online document to help readers quickly and easily access the information.
McCutcheon also launched FSANZ’s Food Safety Hub which aims to be a one-stop resource for food safety information for food regulators, businesses, and consumers.
“The Food Safety Hub brings together food safety advice, guides, resources, and tools to make it easier for users to find what they’re looking for.”
The Food Safety Hub can be accessed here.
Any queries on how to comply with the Food Standards Code should be directed to local food enforcement agencies.
Click here to download a copy of the updated Safe Food Australia guide.