The NSW food industry is a significant contributor to the economy with 55,000 food businesses across the state. The food processing industry alone contributes $25 billion.
Keeping food safe is vital for NSW food businesses and they have a responsibility to make sure the food they produce, process, store, distribute and sell is safe for human consumption and correctly labelled.
Audits, compliance and TPAs
Enforcement of the Food Act 2003 helps achieve the effective management of food safety risks and the prevention of misleading conduct in connection with the sale of food.
The NSW Food Authority can issue export certificates to NSW food manufacturers to facilitate export trade. However, the first port of call is the Australian Department of Agriculture.