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Industry

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.

 
Industry

Highlights

  • Starting a food business brings with it food safety requirements and obligations. These depend on what the food is, where it is sold, and other factors.
  • 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.
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    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.
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    The NSW Food Authority licences around 1,700 businesses in the dairy sector.

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    The NSW egg industry is a diverse and varied with 34% of all egg production in Australia occurring in NSW.

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    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.
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    Find the information you need to understand what a food label is telling you, and manage your food choices.
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    The NSW Food Authority has prepared the NSW Food Safety Schemes Manual (the Manual) to specify testing requirements for the following Food Safety Schemes und

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    Manufacturing and wholesaling businesses produce and sell foods by wholesale with a limited or no retail sales business component.

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    NSW is the largest producer of poultry meat in Australia, producing around a third of the national total.

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    The plant products food industry in NSW continues to grow and increase its market presence.

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    NSW has a diverse fishing and seafood industry.

    The NSW Food Authority licenses around 1,900 businesses in the sector.

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    Starting a food business brings with it food safety requirements and obligations. These depend on what the food is, where it is sold, and other factors.
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    The NSW Food Authority currently licenses around 1,200 businesses that provide food service to vulnerable persons which includes:

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