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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

Australia is actively responding to an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.

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

Shelby's chocolate chip cookies

27 Mar 2020
Recall details
Shelby's chocolate chip cookies

General Circular 03/2020 - Change to auditing arrangements for vulnerable persons licensees due to coronavirus

16 Mar 2020

An important update from the Department of Primary Industries

CTC Australia Jersey Caramels

21 Feb 2020

The NSW Food Authority advises:

CTC Australia Jersey Caramels

Spring Home Spring Roll Pastry

19 Feb 2020
Recall details
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