food safety scheme

A food safety scheme is a legal document developed in consultation with government and industry. A scheme is based on reducing food safety risks through-chain. It is a preventative approach that ensures public health and safety.

In simple terms, a food safety scheme is a regulation that sets out minimum requirements that a primary production and/or processing business must legally meet to make sure its food is safe and suitable.

It may be a requirement under a food safety scheme for a person to develop and implement a food safety program or management statement.

A food safety program or management statement is one of many regulatory tools that can be used to assist businesses in meeting their legal requirements.

what is the Seafood Scheme?

The food safety scheme for seafood commenced on 1 July 2009 under the Food Production (Safety) Regulation 2014.

The scheme implements the National Standard for Primary Production and Processing of Seafood. The seafood scheme sets out the basic food safety requirements for the primary production and processing of all seafood.

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does the Seafood Scheme apply to you?

The seafood scheme applies to all seafood that is intended for human consumption. To find out if the seafood scheme applies to you click here.