Resources for education and compliance
National Allergy Council
All about Allergens online training assists food business and those working in food service to learn more about food allergens, and to develop the best procedures to make their food business safe for customers with allergies. The course is free and takes about 45 minutes to complete.
To provide training appropriate for the different food service sectors, All about Allergens courses have been developed for people working in general food service, hospitals and other care facilities, camp venues, schools and children's education and care.
The All about Allergens Resource hub supports food businesses and those working in food service to manage food allergens in their workplace. The hub provides sample policies, checklists, audit tools and menu planning tools adapted to a range of sectors including general food service, hospitals and health care, camps, schools and children's education and care.
Food allergy training bookmarks and the Usual suspects posters can be ordered for free from the Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia shop and given to food businesses during inspection visits.
Environmental Health Australia
FoodSafe is a short entertaining food handling training package, designed to get those working in food service thinking about food safety. It contains written information, videos and questions to test understanding of food safety. It contains written information, videos and questions to test understanding of food safety. FoodSafe is available as an online course.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ)
The standards in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code are laws under the Legislation Act 2003.
The FSANZ website has a food allergen portal developed as part of the Allergen Collaboration which contains information for various sectors regarding food allergen management.
Implementation Subcommittee for Food Regulation (ISFR)
For procedures for investigating and reporting of consumer complaints and incidents of undeclared food allergens.
Provides authorised officers with information on the inspection of food businesses. Inspection of food premises is an important activity to assess compliance with the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code and food acts.
To assist with consistent compliance, monitoring and enforcement by food regulation agencies, ISFR has developed a number of resources.
The Australia and New Zealand Food Regulation Compliance, Monitoring and Enforcement Strategy provides guidance for food regulators, including actions that may be taken.
State and territory enforcement agencies
Contact details and information for the state and territory enforcement agencies:
Also available from: Food enforcement contacts (foodstandards.gov.au)
Content updated April 2023.