Food Standards Code

The Food Standards Code is a collection of individual food standards which apply to food supply in Australia and New Zealand. All food supplied to consumers must comply with these food standards.

The Food standards exist to protect public health and safety, and to provide information about food which helps consumers to make informed choices about the food they buy and eat.

Over 100 000 food products are available on supermarket shelves. The way food is processed and they kinds of food we eat has changed enormously in the last 50 years. With so much choice, and so much processed food, the only way to know exactly what it is we are eating is through food labelling. It is important that we know not only which ingredients are in a food product, but also the way food has been prepared and processed, for example irradiation, a food preservation process.

To link to the Food Standards 2.1.1 Cereals and Cereal products, which includes Bread click here