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Getting Started, Home-Based Food Business

Getting Started, Home-Based Food Business

Once in a Lifetime Opportunity

Am I gonna be in the home-based food business?

Home-based food businesses use their home (or someone else’s) to handle food for sale. This includes preparing food for local markets or school canteens, catering for events, B&Bs, farm-stay or childcare businesses, and online food sales from home.

What are the requirements?

To Getting Started, Home-based businesses must comply with relevant parts of the Food Standards Code, including:

Food safety officers can inspect home businesses to make sure these requirements are being met.

Getting started

  • everyone in your business who handles food must know how to keep it safe to eat
  • you or someone in your business may need formal training e.g. a certified food safety supervisor – check with your local council

Premises design

Very Important Getting Started Your premises should be designed and fitted out to handle food safely and avoid contamination.

Make sure you have:

  • A layout and enough space for people to work without contaminating food (e.g. to keep raw and cooked foods separate and to keep waste away from food)
  • Convenient hand washbasin/s with warm running water, soap and single-use towels – if you use this sink for other things (e.g. washing dishes or a laundry sink) you will need written approval from your local council
  • Fridges that are big enough and powerful enough to keep food at 5oC or colder (and frozen food is frozen hard)
  • Enough storage to protect food and packaging
  • Floors, walls, and benches that can be easily cleaned
  • A supply of drinking-quality water and good light and ventilation
  • A system to safely store and dispose of waste.

Check with your local council for advice and to make sure you are set up correctly.

Top food safety tips for home-based businesses:

Prevent contamination

  • Protect food at all times during storage, processing, transport, and display
  • Thoroughly wash and dry hands before handling food: use warm running water and soap – scrub wrists, palms, backs of hands, between fingers and under nails, and then dry hands using single-use towels
  • Do not handle food if you are ill
  • Keep raw foods separate from ready-to-eat foods – e.g. use different cutting boards, store raw food below ready-to-eat food
  • Protect food from pets, children and visitors, sick people, waste, chemicals, pests, and dirt

Cleaning and sanitizing

  • Keep the premises clear of rubbish, food waste, dirt and grease
  • Keep food contact surfaces like benches, utensils, and containers clean and sanitary
  • Clean before you sanitize
  • Sanitise using bleach, a commercial food-safe sanitizer or a dishwasher on the longest hottest cycle

Food traceability

  • Keep records of your ingredients and suppliers and businesses you’ve sold to
  • If you are a food manufacturer, wholesale supplier or importer, have a written recall plan and follow it if a recall is needed

Safe food temperatures & processing

  • Potentially hazardous foods (like those containing meat, egg, and dairy) need to be kept cold (at 5oC or colder) or kept hot (at 60oC or hotter) during receipt, storage, display (or hot holding) and transport
  • Prepare food quickly to minimize time out of the fridge (e.g. when making sandwiches)
  • Cook food to safe temperatures (e.g. 75oC for poultry and minced meat)
  • Cool cooked food quickly to store in the fridge (e.g. by dividing into smaller portions in the fridge) – within required timeframes
  • Check temperatures with a food thermometer
  • Know the critical limits for safety (e.g. acidity, water activity) for processes you use

kitchen must be registered

The kitchen must be registered under the Food Act 1984, Application to register New Food business must be completed and lodged at your City Council.

Our Charged And Fee

Setup Fee One Time Payment: $650 Monthly Rental $150

More Step Are Tobe Taken

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Finding Your Business Name

Finding your business name is not an easy job because it just like you are looking for the best name for your newborn baby.

Creating Your Website

Your Website will be created using your business name so that people will remember your website so easily 

Creating Your Facebook-page

Your Facebook-page will be created with the same name as your business name and adjoining together with your website 

Installing Restaurant Software

State-of-the-Art-Technology Online Food Ordering System will be installed on your website and as well as on the Facebook-page, Customers can order food from both your website or from Facebook. 


Marketing will be done with Google and Facebook as well as other social media groups, local Yellow Page White Page, words of the mouth and more. You will never spend on advertising because if you don’t sell the food you are not losing anything.

Good To Have Business Partner?

Having 1 Business Partner is a good idea one can be in kitchen cooking and another one can be out delivering foods and you do not need to hire a delivery person at the beginning once the business grown partner can be split up and run your own but keep the friendship still.