All food sold in Australia must be safe and meet Australia’s food standards.
Foods covered by recognised foreign government and food safety management certificates provide assurance that food safety risks are being managed.
Mandatory foreign government certificates
Some foods classified as risk require a recognised foreign government certificate to be imported into Australia.
Voluntary foreign government certificates
Some foods classified as risk benefit from a reduced rate of inspection if they are government certified.
Food safety management certificates
Some foods either require a recognised food safety management certificate to be imported into Australia or benefit from a reduced rate of inspection if they are covered by a food safety management certificate.
Find out about food safety management certificates and the foods covered.