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Primary Production and Processing (PPP) Standards (Chapter 4)

(November 2016)

NOTE: these standards apply to all food businesses in Australia only. Food businesses in New Zealand are required to comply with New Zealand’s Food Act 1981 and the regulations and standards under this Act. For more information visit the Ministry for Primary Industries website. 

Primary production and processing (PPP) standards aim to strengthen food safety and traceability throughout the food supply chain, from paddock to plate. They were developed by FSANZ with assistance from other Australian government agencies, industry stakeholders and consumer groups. 

There are six standards:



The safety of horticultural produce in Australia was examined under Proposal P1015. However, the proposal was abandoned because FSANZ concluded that more information on the nature and number of horticultural businesses operating without an industry food safety system is needed before considering further regulation. FSANZ is currently progressing this work through targeted stakeholder consultation.


FSANZ is also addressing the broader issue of ensuring through-chain traceability for all commodities. Traceability requirements for all industry sectors and supply chains are being examined.


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