Compliance Overview

Compliance Framework
Compliance Driver Food Act 2003 (NSW)
Classification Level 3
Centrally managed, local area(s) requirement.
Associated Legislation
Associated Standards None
Associated Codes
Associated Information None
Return to Top Administrative Information
Administrative Body NSW Food Authority
Administrative Name
Administrative Address Physical Address
1 Macquarie Street
Taree NSW
Australia, 2430
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 232
Taree NSW
Australia, 2430
Administrative Phone 1300 552 406
02 9741 4850
02 6652 3000
Administrative Email
Administrative Website
Return to Top General Introduction
VC Compliance Delegate David Schmude, Chief Executive Officer UNE Life
Compliance Coordinator Ben Bible, Manager, Communications & Student Experience, UNE Life
Business Units Impacted
  • UNE Life
  • Yarm Gwanga
Overview Food hygiene acts, legislations, regulations and enforcement are the responsibility of the health authorities in each state and territory. In NSW the Food Act 2003 is the overriding legislation which covers food for human consumption and the general requirements which will ensure food sold to the public will be safe and suitable to eat in NSW. The objective of this Act is to: ensure food for sale is both safe and suitable for human consumption; prevent misleading conduct in connection with the sale of food; and provide for the application of the Food Standards Code in NSW. The Food Regulation, made under the Act, contains requirements of the Food Standards Code (Australian New Zealand Food Standards Code (FSANZ)). It provides more detail than the Food Act itself and gives detailed guidance to food service operators. It also sets minimum food safety requirements for food industry sectors which have been identified as higher risk and details food authority licence requirements, notification procedures and auditing procedures.

Other laws which relate to food and promotion and packaging are enforced by other agencies and include:
1. Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cwlth) - enforced by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
2. Trade Measurement Act 1989 (NSW) - enforced by the NSW Fair Trading
3. Fair Trading Act 1987 (NSW) - enforced by the NSW Fair Trading