Australia has some of the world’s most rigorous food safety standards, completely in line with EU regulations.
Food producers and food related businesses in Australia are required to take all practical measures to ensure that food is kept free from contamination at all stages. This means ensuring that food is appropriately packaged, stored, and prepared, and that there are no signs of deterioration or damage.
In addition, all food handlers must be adequately trained in hygiene standards and in the safe preparation of potentially hazardous food (e.g. meat, chicken and eggs). When storing food, the conditions (light, humidity, temperature) of the premises must be suited to the food in question to avoid risks of contamination and minimize pathogen growth. Frozen goods must be used immediately or thrown out once thawed. Above all, sell by dates should be clearly outlined, and no food should be used once this has passed.
- Australia’s food safety standards can be found in Safe Food Australia, the Australian government guide to regulations that must be met by any person or business that handles, transports or serves food. The guide helps government agencies responsible for enforcing food regulations, and also includes information the latest food safety trends. http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/publications/Pages/safefoodaustralia3rd16.aspx
Article Date: 6th May 2019