Policy guideline on primary production and Pprocessing standards

Page last updated: 21 November 2016

(Endorsed 28 June 2002, revised 5 May 2006)
The reform of the Australian food regulatory system, driven by the November 2000 Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Food Regulation Agreement included the transfer of responsibility for the development of primary production standards from the Agriculture and Resource Management Council of Australia and New Zealand (ARMCANZ) to Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ). This was a key component of the new food regulation system in Australia. The attached documents were developed to enable FSANZ to undertake this responsibility.

The Model for Primary Production and Processing Standards and the FSANZ Primary Production and Processing Standards Protocol were endorsed by the Australia and New Zealand Food Regulation Ministerial Council (Ministerial Council) on 24 May 2002. The Overarching Policy Guideline on Primary Production and Processing Standards was endorsed by the Ministerial Council on 28 June 2002.

At a meeting on 5 May 2006 the Ministerial Council revised the Overarching Policy Guideline for Primary Production and Processing Standards in order to reflect improved operating processes since 2002 and to correct inconsistencies between the guideline and the FSANZ Act.
Policy Guideline on Primary Production and Processing Standards (Word 19 KB)
Policy Guideline on Primary Production and Processing Standards (PDF 243 KB)

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