Fresh Produce Food Safety Risk Management PaperThe Food Regulation Standing Committee (FRSC) developed the Fresh Produce Food Safety Risk Management paper in 2017 to facilitate stakeholder discussions regarding food safety management and the fresh produce supply chain. FRSC members from a number of jurisdictions engaged with their local stakeholder groups. Feedback from these discussions with the fresh produce sector informed discussions at a National FRSC Roundtable held in Adelaide on 21 September 2017. FRSC is continuing its work on food safety management of horticultural products. Progress can be monitored through updates to the Food Regulation Activities.
Consultation on draft guidance to food regulators in conducting their compliance, monitoring and enforcement activitiesThe Implementation Subcommittee for Food Regulation (ISFR) is updating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 sought 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
The updated draft guidance outlines the various activities and tools that may be used during each stage of this continuum and provides the rationale and examples.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 were 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.
Ten submissions were received by industry, public health and government stakeholders. The ISFR working group is currently considering comments made in submissions and will prepare revised documents for the consideration of ISFR. It is anticipated that updated guidance material on compliance, monitoring and enforcement will be finalised and published in early 2018.
Submissions closed on 28 July 2017.
- Review of the Australian and New Zealand Ministerial Council Policy Guideline on the addition of caffeine to foods
- The regulation of residues of agricultural and veterinary chemicals in food
- National food safety audit implementation framework - consultation report
- Addition to food of substances other than vitamins and minerals consultation paper
- Fortification of foods with vitamins and minerals - results of stakeholder consultation
- Stakeholder consultation on policy options for the regulation of food-type dietary supplements
- Stakeholder consultation on policy options for the regulation of novel foods
- Policy guidelines for the regulation of caffeine in food
- Health and related claims - results of stakeholder consultation
- Health and related claims consultation paper
- Stakeholder consultation on Country of Origin Labelling of food
- Proposed approach to stakeholder consultation on food policy guidelines - discussion paper
- A Tool for classifying business sectors based on their food safety risks
- Proposed legislative changes to the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) Act 1991
- Review of the FSANZ assessment and approval process
- Previous Food regulation stakeholder consultation forums – reports and presentations