Consultations within the Food Regulatory System
It is widely recognised that better outcomes for food regulation are achieved by increased involvement and engagement with stakeholders. Input from a wide range of stakeholders including food businesses, industry groups, individuals and organisations, as well as public health and consumer groups are sought during evaluations, reviews and as part of policy development. Consultations currently open for submissions at the state and national level are listed below.
Review of fast food menu labelling schemes
The Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (the Forum) is conducting a review of fast food menu labelling schemes in Australia.
The review is considering the effectiveness of the fast food menu labelling schemes including implementation and emerging issues since the release of the endorsed National Principles for Introducing Point-of-Sale Nutrition Information in Standard Food Outlets in 2011.
This labelling of kilojoule information in chain food outlets has been legislated in South Australia since 2012.
Further information can be found at on the Food regulation website.
Submissions close on 16 March 2018 and must be submitted to the Food Regulation Secretariat.
Australia’s Foodborne Illness Reduction Strategy 2018 – 2021+
In April 2017 the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (the Forum) agreed that the Food Regulation Standing Committee (FRSC) develop a national strategy outlining specific interventions across the food chain to reduce foodborne illness associated with Campylobacter and Salmonella. The Australian strategy will be developed in collaboration with stakeholders.
Further information can be found on the Food regulation website.
Submissions close on 29 March 2018 and must be submitted to the Food Regulation Secretariat.