The Food Act sets out provisions regarding the monitoring and enforcement of food sold in South Australia. This includes regulation of the advertising and labelling of food and specific auditing and reporting requirements for some food businesses.
The Act requires annual reporting regarding food regulation activities. For a copy of the latest reports, see the Food Act Report page.
The Regulations also set out other specific requirements for South Australia including notification of food businesses and kilojoule labelling in fast food restaurants.
Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code
The Australia New Zealand food standards system is a cooperative arrangement between all Australian States and Territories and New Zealand to develop and implement uniform food standards.
All food sold in Australia and New Zealand must comply with the requirements of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Code). The Code is a collection of individual Standards that set out the compositional, labelling and manufacturing requirements of food. These Standards have force of law.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) develops Standards in the Code but responsibility for enforcing these Standards lies with the States and Territories. In relation to imported food, the Commonwealth enforces the Code.
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