SACAT can review certain decisions made under the Food Act 2001.

Types of decisions SACAT can review

SACAT can review the following decisions made by the Minister for Health, or the Local Government Association:

  • a decision to grant or refuse an approval of a laboratory
  • imposing limitations or conditions on the approval of a laboratory
  • varying limitations or conditions on the approval of a laboratory
  • suspending or cancelling the approval of a laboratory
  • refusing to grant a certificate of clearance of a prohibition order
  • appeals as to payment of compensation
  • a decision to grant or refuse approval as a food analyst.

Applying for a review

Generally, an application for review of a decision must be lodged within 28 days from the date the decision was issued.

Before applying to SACAT for a review of a decision, you must:

  • have a copy of the decision which you want to challenge – you should include this with your application
  • ensure you are ready to pay the required fee for making an application.

1. Start an online application.

2. In the keyword field type the word ‘food act’ as shown below.

3. Scroll down to select the correct application type as per step 3. If you are not sure you have selected the correct application type, you can hover over the ‘question mark’ on the right-hand side to see a brief description.

4. Attach a copy of the decision you are seeking to review. You can do this by either:

  • uploading a copy of the decision with your online application
  • emailing the decision to us at sacat@sa.gov.au
  • post the decision to us at GPO Box 2361 Adelaide SA 5001.

You will need to quote your tracking code or file number when sending any correspondence to SACAT.

There is a filing fee applicable for this type of application.

Payment can be made online by credit card at the time of completing the online form, or by using one of the other options outlined in the payment section of the application form.

Current fees and information about payment methods and fee waiver options

I need more help

If you have further questions call SACAT on 1800 723 767 (menu option 4 then option 5 - for reviews of government decisions).

A staff member from SACAT can also help you complete your application over the phone.

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