Change in regulations for home based food businesses from 1 July 2018

From the NSW Food Authority

From 1 July 2018, local councils will regulate all domestic kitchens where food that will be sold directly to the final consumer is prepared.

The NSW Food Authority will continue to regulate domestic kitchens that only sell food to other businesses, such as cafés, restaurants and supermarkets.

When a food business sells direct to the final customer (e.g. from the premises or from a market/school canteen etc.), local councils will regulate these home-based businesses. The business needs to notify the local council of their business and food activity details.

From 1 September 2015, notification is satisfied via applications to local council for services, permits and approvals, and through rates notice registrations.

Contact your local council for further clarification of how the changes effect your business.

To find everything you need to know about regulations for home based food businesses in NSW, go to the NSW Food Authority’s website.

Market managers, please pass this information on to your stall holders, if they need help getting started. Any enquiries should be directed to the contacts provided in the various documents and resources.

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