Before you start trading, there are a few things that you need to be aware of when setting up your home-based food business. You need to understand that you have defined responsibilities under the legislation to ensure that you make and sell safe food.
All food businesses, including those that are home-based, must comply with Food Safety Standards.
What does this mean for you?
You are required to notify Council of your food business
It is a requirement that all food businesses handling or selling food must complete the appropriate notification forms prior to starting a business.
The easiest way to notify the Council of your home-based food business is to fill out an online notification form. This form can be found here.
Want more information about setting up a home-based food business?
DoFoodSafely- Free online learning program
SA Health in partnership with Victoria’s Department of Health and Human Services and the Queensland Government offer a free online food safety learning program DoFoodSafely. This training program is available in multiple languages and is designed to educate food handlers and business owners on how to safely handle food safely, in line with current legislative requirements.
Information, advice and resources are available for South Australian business owners.
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