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Food Production (Safety) Act 2000 – 1 July 2014 (GLP)

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Food Production (Safety) Act 2000 – 1 July 2014

Food Production (Safety) Regulation 2014 – 1 January 2016

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Safe Food Production QLD is established as a body corporate to regulate the production of primary produce (among other functions).

  • Sections 14, 15, 23

The Government may make food safety schemes. A food safety scheme may be about how production of primary produce is to be carried out (see extended list in section 39 of this Act). A food safety scheme is subordinate legislation. A food safety scheme may impose a requirement on a person to prepare and maintain a food safety program. Accreditation requirements may also be imposed.

  • Sections 6, 10, 11, 39, 40, 41, 43, 44, 48, 50, 79; Regulations 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 27, 28, 29, 30, 37, 38, 64, 97, 99, 113, 119, 187, 189, Schedule 1 of the Regulation

A person may apply to Safe Food Production QLD to be auditor for the purposes of this Act. If an application is approved, the term is 1 year.

  • Sections 60, 62, 65; Regulations 31, 34, Schedule 1 of the Regulation

A person must not supply primary produce that the person knows, or ought to know, is unsafe.

  • Sections 7, 10, 77, Schedule 2 of the Act

A person must not supply meat or seafood ready for human consumption, if the person knows, or ought reasonably to know, the meat or seafood is unwholesome.

  • Sections 7, 9, 80, Schedule 2 of the Act

Milk must not be obtained from an animal affected by disease (or which may be affected by disease).

  • Regulation 68

Eggs must not be obtained from a bird affected by disease (or which may be affected by disease).

  • Regulation 101

Eggs must not be sold if they are cracked or have visible dirt or other matter on it.

  • Regulations 3, 105; Schedule 6 of the Regulation

An animal carcass is to be examined to ensure the carcass is not affected by any disease or abnormality that could affect the acceptability of its meat from the carcass.

  • Regulations 126, 130

A poultry producer/processor must not sell or supply poultry that is unsuitable (for human consumption).

  • Regulations 167, 176, 178, 183
Reason for law

To ensure the production of primary produce is carried out in a way that makes the primary produce fit for human or animal consumption. (Section 3)

Relevant links

Safe Food Queensland

Safe Food Production Queensland Accreditation Register (extract)

Safe Food Production Queensland Egg Register

Safe Food Production Queensland Auditor Register

Food Standards Code

Agriculture industry associations [Business Queensland]

Queensland Farmers Federation (QFF)
Queensland Agriculture Workforce Network (QAWN)

Farmer Disaster Support

Australian Farm Institute

Australian Food & Grocery Council

Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance

Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation

Citrus Australia

Food & Agribusiness Network

Lockyer Valley Growers

Food Industries Association of Queensland Inc

Australian Horticultural Exporters’ Association Ltd (AHEA)

Australian Coffee Traders Association

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA)

The Country Women’s Association of Australia

AgForce

Brisbane Organic Growers Inc.

Verge gardens (Brisbane City Council)

NFF Digital Agricultural Service [National Farmers Federation]

Suggested links

WWOOF (Willing Workers on Organic Farms)

Workaway

United Nations World Food Programme

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

UQ Campus Community Garden

AgriWebb

Horticulture Innovation Australia

Regional Profiles – ABARES [Department of Agriculture and Water Resources]

Australian Women in Agriculture

People in Agriculture

Queensland country hour [ABC]

Silicon Paddock

AgInnovators

Flying AG Australia

My Local Feast

Grow Logic

The Salad Table

Sproutx – Melbourne

Agtribe

Agdraft

Nursery & Garden Industry Australia (NGIA)

Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority (QRAA)

Share Seeds [Eating in Public]

Media article

Innovative “Spatial Hub” lands in South Australia

Regulation of Agriculture – Australian Productivity Commission

Crowdfunding platform Crowd Carnivore connects consumers directly to farmers

UN Report Says Small-Scale Organic Farming Only Way to Feed the World

Is it time to resurrect the wartime ‘Grow Your Own’ campaign?

Does buying Fairtrade actually help farmers?

Ikea’s Flatpack Vertical Garden Can Feed an Entire Neighborhood!

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