What is a maintenance compound?
The term "maintenance compounds" refers to detergents, sanitisers, and other products used to clean or maintain facilities and equipment.
Maintenance compound requirements
If you process dairy or other animal products (such as meat or seafood), and you operate under the Animal Products Act 1999, you need to use approved maintenance compounds.
The requirements that apply to your business differ depending on whether you process dairy or non-dairy animal products.
If you're using chemicals in types of food processing not covered by the Animal Products Act, you don't need to use approved maintenance compounds. But you must operate under the relevant act (for example, the Food Act or the Wine Act) and meet the requirements of the Food Standards Code.
Find out more
The legal documents that apply to maintenance compounds include the:
Who to contact
If you have questions about maintenance compounds, email firstname.lastname@example.org