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Retail

NSW has around 40,000 retail food businesses including bakeries, B&Bs, bistros, cafes, canteens, caterers, delicatessens, health food shops, home businesses, kiosks, licensed clubs, markets, restaurants, mobile and street vendors, and takeaways.

Retail

Highlights

  • Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) sets standards for labelling of products containing food allergens, gluten and sulphite preservatives.
  • Food businesses in NSW must either hold a licence from the NSW Food Authority or notify their business details to the relevant body.
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    Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) sets standards for labelling of products containing food allergens, gluten and sulphite preservatives.
  • Caterers

    Caterers selling food direct to consumers

    Caterers who prepare food that will be served direct to the end user need to meet the same food safety requ

  • Charities, groups and volunteers

    The NSW Food Authority and NSW Government recognise the valuable work charities, organisations and volunteers do in providing or selling food for charitable

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    Children's services that provide food as part of their service need to meet requirements in the Food Standards Code and Food Act 2003 (NSW).

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    To qualify as a Food Safety Supervisor (FSS) you must achieve the required units of competency from an approved Registered Training Organisation.
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    Businesses that import food or food ingredients for retail sale in Australia are considered a food business.

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    The NSW Food Authority has a partnership with the 128 local councils across NSW, who conduct regular inspections of retail food businesses in their loca

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    Businesses that sell food at temporary events such as fairs, festival, markets and shows are considered retail food businesses as they sell food to the publi

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    Mobile food vendors are considered retail food businesses as they sell food to the public and need to comply with a range of requirements.

  • Lunch box

    Food safety in school canteens is essential, particularly as children can be more vulnerable to foodborne illness.

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    Seafood retailers need to meet the same food safety requirements as

  • Water carter

    Water carting is sometimes the only reliable source of potable (drinking quality, fit for human consumption) water.

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