Food regulators conduct activities in the following areas:
- Generating compliance
- Monitoring and assessing 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. Food regulators conduct activities to generate and monitor compliance focussing on different topics or priorities as issues arise. At any point in time, food regulators will take action(s) to respond to non-compliance using a risk-based, graduated and proportionate response.
To assist with consistent compliance, monitoring and enforcement by food regulation agencies, the Implementation Subcommittee for Food Regulation (ISFR) has developed the following Guidelines:
- Australia New Zealand Regulation Compliance, Monitoring and Enforcement Strategy
- National regulatory food safety auditor guideline and policy
- Principles for inspection of food businesses
- Principles for introducing Point-of-Sale nutrition information at standard food outlets
- Undeclared allergen incident and investigation protocol
- Through-chain investigation guidelines for egg associated outbreaks
- Home jurisdiction rule fact sheet
- Altering date marks on foods - guidance material
- Compliance and enforcement model for mandatory folic acid fortification
- National compliance and monitoring strategy of GM foods
- National surveillance program for genetically modified food
- National food safety audit policy
- Report of the bi-national food labelling compliance and enforcement framework
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