Food regulation in South Australia
Food safety in South Australia is looked after by a number of agencies under various legislation. All of these agencies work closely together to ensure that food safety is maintained in South Australia across the food chain – from primary production to the consumer.
For food businesses, enquiries should be directed to the relevant agencies depending on your business type;
- Local Government – for food safety matters within local government areas (Food Act 2001 and Public Health Act 2011)
- Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) – for primary industries (e.g. meat, eggs, seed sprouts) as specified by the regulations under the (Primary Produce (Food Safety Schemes) Act 2004)
- Dairysafe – for dairy producers and processors as specified by the (Primary Produce (Food Safety Schemes) (Dairy) Regulations 2017)
- Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) – for food to be exported from Australia (Export Control Act 1982)