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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.



COVID-19 (Coronavirus) advice

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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.

Latest news and alerts

Latest news and alerts

General Circular - Changes to the Third Party Auditor renewal process under the Food Act 2003

18 Dec 2020

An important update from the NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) for Third Party Auditors (TPA) in NSW. 

General Circular - Remote food safety auditing guidance

21 Sep 2020

NSW Government advice in response to COVID-19 has resulted in travel and work restrictions in some regions.

Preserved Chilli Beancurd 350g Le Couple

10 Mar 2021
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