Food and beverage manufacturing overview

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Food and beverage manufacturing industry workplace resources

Find food processing and manufacturing workplace resources from Safe Work Australia.

Queensland's food industry is one of the largest manufacturing sectors in the state and has a reputation for producing high-quality, safe food at competitive prices. Food items manufactured include fresh produce, such as fruit and vegetables, seafood and meat, and value-added foods, such as desserts and confectionery, dairy foods and ready-made meals.

The beverage manufacturing industry includes soft drinks, fruit juices, bottled water and flavoured dairy drinks, as well as sports drinks, energy drinks, ready-to-drink teas and other 'functional' beverages. Recently, the ready-to-drink tea and sports drinks have experienced considerable growth.

Learn more about food safety and regulations and eco-efficient food manufacturing practices.

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Small business hotline: 1300 654 687

General enquiries: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)