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Food safety

Our food supply is among the safest in the world, however each year an estimated 5.4 million Australians contract a food borne illness.

Most cases of food borne illness are preventable through good hygiene and safe food handling practices.  

Food safety is a shared responsibility and we all have a role to play:

  • food businesses are required to make sure the food they sell is safe and suitable to eat
  • consumers need to ensure that safe food handling practices are applied from the time food is purchased until it is served, and  
  • state and local government work together to ensure that the food for sale in South Australia is safe and suitable.

The Food Safety & Nutrition Branch in SA Health works together with other government agencies and local councils to ensure that the food for sale in SA is safe and correctly labelled.

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