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Safe Food Production Queensland oversees food safety management of meat, eggs, dairy and seafood

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Safe Food Production Queensland (SFPQ) is a statutory body that was established under the Food Production (Safety) Act 2000, reporting to the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

SFPQ works to:

  • ensure that Queensland’s food production systems meet national food safety standards; and
  • ensure that consumers have confidence in the food produced in this State.

In practice, this means introducing industry-based food safety programs that cover the span of primary produce processed in Queensland.

Each state and territory of Australia has adopted a different approach to ensuring consistent food safety outcomes. Queensland has adopted a ‘virtual food safety agency’ approach, whereby three government agencies work together to regulate food safety (SFPQ, QH and DAFF).

The goals of this multi-agency approach are to:

  • explain in simple terms Queensland's food safety regulation model
  • improve collaboration between regulatory partners
  • introduce practical reforms; and
  • reduce any potential overlap of agency efforts to improve the delivery of minimal, yet effective regulation.

To this end, SFPQ is charged with the day-to-day regulation of primary production and processing, focussing on the food safety management of meat, eggs, dairy and seafood. It also provides a framework to address emerging issues that may impact on food safety.

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