Food and Beverage Businesses

Staff operating in a commercial kitchen


The preparation and sale of food and beverages, even on a one-off basis by a not-for-profit organisation, is regulated by the Tasmanian Food Act 2003 and the National Food Standards Code.

Sale of food includes offering food or beverages (including alcohol) as a prize or reward and giving food away for the purpose of advertisement or in furtherance of trade or business.

City of Launceston Environmental Health Officers assess food premises building plans and applications, conduct inspections, provide information and advice to operators and, if required, apply enforcement action to ensure our food businesses maintain a high standard of food safety.