How do I run a food business safely?

Estimates of foodborne illness within Australia are 5.4 million cases per year (14,800 cases per day), with about 120 deaths annually. The cost of foodborne disease is estimated to be $1.2 billion per year (Department of Health and Ageing, unpublished).

The social consequence of foodborne disease includes both temporary and serious chronic illness and even death.

It is the responsibility of you and your staff to ensure compliance with all requirements of the Food Act 2006 and the Food Standards Code.

To help you comply with these requirements, there are tools and resources in this page that you can use in day-to-day operations of your business. File and store completed templates and checklists as part of your business records.