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What are the food safety laws?

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Answered Oct 16, 2017

According to the food laws, regulations and administrative provisions governing food in general and food safety in particular, whether at Community or national level, covers any stage of production, processing and distribution of food, and also of feed produced for, or fed to, food producing animals.


The Food Act 2006 (the Act) is the primary food safety legislation in Queensland and applies to all Queensland food businesses. The objectives of the Act are to: ensure food for sale is safe and suitable for human consumption, to prevent misleading conduct in relation to the sale of food.


The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the most sweeping reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years, was signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011. It aims to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it.

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