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Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA)
APVMA is an Australian government statutory authority established in 1993 to centralise the registration of all agricultural and veterinary chemical products into the Australian marketplace.

CSIRO
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, is Australia’s national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world.  Within the research division of Animal, Food and Health Sciences, Food Security and Safety research is done to protect and increase the efficiency of livestock and food production systems and to assure the safety, quality and sustainability of Australian foods.

Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
DA facilitates the development of self-reliant, profitable, competitive and sustainable Australian farm businesses and industries. DAFF has responsibility within the Australian Government for policy and programs, key areas of focus include the development of a national food plan, food value chain policy and food regulation reform.

Department of Health & Human Services, State Government of Victoria, Australia
Features information on latest food recalls, videos on safe food preparation and storage in the home, a register of food safety convictions, as well as a range of posters and resources for businesses, auditors, local government, consumers & community groups.

SA Health (South Australia)
Information kits for retailers, food services and manufacturers,  information on legislation & administration, and SA government reports on the Food Act from 2005-2012.

The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia
Fantastic resources for fresh produce safety, including articles for growers, on food testing, and on quality assurance schemes.

Public Health and Clinical Services Division, Department of Health, Government of Western Australia
The Food for Thought newsletter, information on food regulation in WA, and other WA fact sheets including microbiological guidelines for read-to-eat foods.

Department of Health and Human Services, Government of Tasmania
Find the Discussion and Options Paper for Safe and Healthy Food in Tasmania, as well as a range of food safety documents and a list of approved regulatory food safety auditors in Tasmania.

ACT Health

Food Standards Australia-New Zealand (FSANZ)
FSANZ is a bi-national government agency, responsible for the development and administration of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Code), which lists requirements for foods such as additives, food safety, labelling and GM foods.  Enforcement and interpretation of the Code is the responsibility of State/Territory departments and food agencies within Australia and New Zealand.

WorkSafe New Zealand
Provides ‘information and guidance’ for agriculture, with fact sheets for specific hazards, for example: Best practice guidelines for ground-spread,   Kumara Growing Industry – Guidelines for Health and SafetyOrganophosphates: Health effects, health checks and first aid (Fact sheet)

Ministry for Primary Industries website (New Zealand)
“This website aims to help food businesses navigate regulatory and market access requirements, and to help them ensure that food produced, exported and imported by New Zealand is safe for consumers.”

Northern Territory Department of Health
Information about the NT Food Act, food business registration & renewal, as well as fact sheets for food businesses and consumers.

NSW Food Authority
Includes separate sections for importers, retailers, plant products, and food manufacturers.

NSW Department of Primary Industries
Information on horticulture, farm management, farm business & trade, and agriculture research.

Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Information regarding Queensland’s agriculture strategy, for Plant industries  and Queensland Government Services

Safe Food Queensland
Legislation and regulation, publications and resources and a specific section on plants & plant products.

South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI)
The SARDI Food Safety and Innovation science program is a part of the Livestock and Farming Systems research division. The program was developed in response to the increasing need for transparent, scientifically objective risk assessment approaches to underpin the achievement of objectives of public health legislation and market access health criteria.