Sustainability-related Regulations Database

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Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code

Description: A short description of the legislation.

All food sold in Australia and New Zealand must comply with food standards. These standards are compiled in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code. The Code is authorised by the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991.

Application to Australian agriculture: Where the legislation is applicable.

Trust is an important component of the future sustainability of the Australian agricultural industry. Providing food and fibre that has been produced, packaged and distributed to world-leading standards of safety protects consumer health and the reputation of the industry.