Cleaners and sanitisers play a vital public health role in a wide range of establishments and industries that prepare food for human consumption.

Australia‘s food legislation sets standards for the production of food, but does not explicitly set requirements for products such as cleaners and sanitisers that may be used on surfaces, equipment or other places where food may be manufactured or prepared. However, companies supplying these products to the food industry are frequently requested to provide assurances that they are suitable for food use.

The purpose of this guideline is to assist the manufacturers and distributors of cleaners and sanitisers in ensuring and demonstrating that their products are suitable for food use, and be able to provide assurances to the customers in the food industry.

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