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Food business notification

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Most businesses that produce or handle food for sale in NSW must officially notify either the NSW Food Authority or their local council. This allows government food agencies to assess food handling risks and maintain a relationship with food businesses.

Do I need to notify?

You do not need to notify the Food Authority or your local council if your food business: has a Food Authority licence is a not-for-profit community or fundraising event selling food that is: - not potentially hazardous ie. does not need temperature control (heating or cooling), OR - to be consumed immediately after thorough cooking. is a primary production food business that is not a small egg or poultry farm

Do I need to notify my local council?

You do need to notify your local council if your food business is a:
childrens’ service, eg. childcare or daycare where food is provided manufacturer/distributer/caterer/importer who sells direct to the final consumer (excluding water-based food service such as river/harbour/lake cruises, ferries, floating restaurants) retail food outlet, eg: - café’s, restaurants, takeaway outlets - food stalls at periodic or one-off events - mobile food outlets, coffee carts, food trucks - retail bakeries - retail seafood outlets - delicatessens - chemists - cinemas - corner and convenience stores - petrol stations - school and sporting facility canteens - water carters
You do not need to notify the Food Authority if your food business fits any of the descriptions above, but you must notify your local council. You must also notify your local council if any of your details change.

Do I need to notify the Food Authority?

You do need to notify the Food Authority if your business is:
egg primary production producing no more than 20 dozen eggs (240 eggs) in any week poultry primary production growing no more than 100 birds at any given time catering and the food is not sold by retail directly to consumers home based and the food is not sold by retail directly to consumers - i.e they sell on to another party such as a cafe or restaurant to on-sell food or food ingredient importing and you do not sell by retail directly to consumers food manufacturing that does not need a Food Authority licence, eg: - wholesale bakeries - noodle manufacturers - confectionary manufacturers - beverage manufacturers (including alcohol, soft drinks, juices, water bottlers) - manufacturers of dips, condiments, honey, oils etc. - acid preserved food manufacturers - nut and coffee roasters food wholesaling that does not need a Food Authority licence, eg: - wholesalers that do not manufacture food products - distributers - contract repackers water-based food service including river/harbour/lake cruises, ferries, floating restaurants transporting live poultry You do not need to notify your local council if your food business fits any of the descriptions above, but you must notify the Food Authority. You must also notify the Food Authority if any of your details change.

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Business Type

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Do you produce more than 20 dozen eggs in any given week? *
Do you grow more than 100 poultry birds at any one time? *
You have answered yes to producing more the 20 dozen eggs in any given week or to growing more than 100 poultry birds at any one time and you are unable to complete this notification. You are required to submit a licence application. Please visit http://www.foodauthority.nsw.gov.au/ip/licensing to submit your application.
You do not need to notify the Food Authority. Please notify your local council.

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Applicant details
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Please enter details for each applicant. A valid Australian Business Number (ABN) is required if you are registered for GST.

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Facilities
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On this page, please: 1.add a 'facility' for each premises to be included on your notification, and 2.indicate the food handling activities at each facility, that need to be notified to NSW Food Authority.
On this page please supply details for the facility that reflects your base of operations.
On this page please supply details of the scope of your food service activities.