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Fresh Produce Food Safety Risk Management Paper

This paper has been prepared by the Food Regulation Standing Committee (FRSC) to facilitate stakeholder discussions regarding food safety management and the fresh produce supply chain. The paper provides a brief summary of the fresh produce environment, with reference to the expectations of consumers, industry and government. FRSC members from each jurisdiction have undertaken to use this paper to engage with their local stakeholder groups. Feedback from these discussions with the fresh produce sector will inform discussions at a National FRSC Roundtable to be held in Adelaide on 21 September 2017.

Fresh Produce Food Safety Risk Management (DOCX 378 KB)
Fresh Produce Food Safety Risk Management (PDF 113 KB)

Consultation on draft guidance to food regulators in conducting their compliance, monitoring and enforcement activities

.The Implementation Subcommittee for Food Regulation (ISFR) is updating its guidance on compliance, monitoring and enforcement. This updated material will provide guidance to food regulators in conducting their compliance, monitoring and enforcement activities.

The updated guidance will establish expectations for industry stakeholders on the approach taken by food regulators to compliance, monitoring and enforcement. In this context, ISFR is now seeking comments from stakeholders on the draft revised guidance on compliance, monitoring and enforcement.

The updated guidance material is centred on a compliance and enforcement continuum as outlined in the Food Labelling Compliance and Enforcement Strategy Food Regulation - Food labelling compliance and enforcement strategy:
  • Generating compliance
  • Monitoring compliance
  • Responding to non-compliance
Food regulators are undertaking activities in support of all three areas on a continual basis and in an inter-connected manner.

The updated draft guidance outlines the various activities and tools that may be used during each stage of this continuum and provides the rationale and examples.

Written submissions are invited on the following four draft documents, available below in both PDF and Word format:

Food Regulation Compliance, Monitoring and Enforcement Strategy (PDF 159 KB)
Food Regulation Compliance, Monitoring and Enforcement Strategy (Word 83 KB)

Appendix 1 – Actions for Food Regulators for Generating Compliance (PDF 67 KB)
Appendix 1 – Actions for Food Regulators for Generating Compliance (Word 43 KB)

Appendix 2 – Actions for Food Regulators for Monitoring Compliance (PDF 65 KB)
Appendix 2 – Actions for Food Regulators for Monitoring Compliance (Word 43 KB)

Appendix 3 – Actions for Food Regulators for Responding to Non-Compliance (PDF 191 KB)
Appendix 3 – Actions for Food Regulators for Responding to Non-Compliance (Word 61 KB)

Once finalised the updated guidance material on compliance, monitoring and enforcement will replace the existing Australia and New Zealand Food Regulation Enforcement Guideline Food Regulation - Australia New Zealand enforcement guideline.

How to provide input
You are invited to provide written comments on the draft revised guidance by email to the Food Regulation Secretariat (FoodRegulationSecretariat@health.gov.au).

Submissions close at COB 28 July 2017.

If you have any questions or wish to discuss any aspect of the draft revised guidance material, please contact the ISFR Senior Project Officer, Dr Leanne Laajoki on leanne.laajoki@foodstandards.gov.au.
Consultation papers on food standards are published on the FSANZ website.

Please see our previous consultations for historical reference.

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