Plant Products Food Safety Scheme
The Plant Product Food Safety Scheme applies to the following high risk plant product industries:
- fresh cut fruit and vegetables
- unpasteurised juices
- seed sprouts
- vegetables in oil
The Plant Products Food Safety Scheme requires high risk plant product businesses conducting any of the following activities to be licensed with the NSW Food Authority:
- processing of fruit or vegetables to produce fresh cut ready-to-eat (RTE) products;
- sprouting and processing of seed spouts;
- extraction and/or packaging of juice from fruit or vegetables where the juice is not subsequently pasteurised;
- production of vegetables or fruit in oil;
- refrigerated storage of these plant products, and
- refrigerated distribution and/ or transporting of these plant products.
These businesses must also comply with the requirements of the NSW Food Safety Scheme Manual (pdf, 97KB) issued by the Authority.
Help for industry
- Industry Assistance Material for the Development of Food Safety Program (Plant Products)
- Licence application form to process/store plant products (LIC002) pdf 136 KB
- Plant Products Regulatory Impact Statement (pdf, 900KB)
- NSW Food Safety Schemes Manual pdf, 358 KB
- Shelf stable acid preserved foods (pdf, 97KB )
This outlines the criteria the Authority uses to assess shelf stability
Notifying business details to the Authority
Clause 4 of Standard 3.2.2 of the Code requires all NSW food businesses to notify the Authority of their details unless they hold a separate licence from the Authority.
Contact the Authority if you have any queries at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 1300 552 406.