Operators of food businesses are required to ensure that their premises are designed and constructed to minimise opportunities for food contamination. If you own, operate or are looking to start a food business, you should look at the Food Premise Construction and Fitout Guidelines Fact Sheet.
The Food Safety Standards (Chapter 3 of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code) contains requirements for the establishment of new food businesses and the upgrading of existing ones. Copies of the Standards are available through the website at http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/.
Other Department of Primary Industries and Resources (PIRSA) websites you might find useful are:
Food Business Notification
All businesses selling food are required to notify their local council. Under the Food Act a food business means a business, enterprise or activity (other than a primary food production business) that involves the handling of food intended for sale or the sale of food - regardless of whether the business, enterprise or activity concerned is of a commercial, charitable or community nature or whether it involves the handling or sale of food on one occasion only.
Food business even includes businesses like chemists, cinemas, corner stores, petrol stations and swimming pools, if they sell packaged or any other type of food. Food businesses, from major food manufacturers to the local church group that holds a once per year food fair, have defined responsibilities under the legislation to ensure the safety of food.
To find out more about Food Business Notification, please click here.