Announcements on Food Standards

Notifications of a request for a review of a draft standard or draft variation to a standard are published below

Page last updated: 21 November 2016

Our food laws are not made by our Parliament but are developed, implemented and enforced by a strong cooperative joint system. The Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 sets out the process for developing and amending joint food standards for Australia and New Zealand. The steps undertaken include a risk analysis by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ), stakeholder consultation, and oversight by the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (The Forum).

After FSANZ notifies the Forum of a draft standard or draft variation to the Australia and New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Code), the Forum has the capacity to adopt, amend or reject the standard or to request that the standard be reviewed. A review may be requested if the majority of jurisdictions consider that one or more of the following criteria applies to the standard:

  • It is not consistent with existing policy guidelines set by the Forum;
  • It is not consistent with the objectives of the legislation which establishes FSANZ;
  • It does not protect public health and safety;
  • It does not promote consistency between domestic and international food standards where these are at variance;
  • It does not provide adequate information to enable informed choice;
  • It is difficult to enforce or comply with in both practical or resource terms;
  • It places an unreasonable cost burden on industry or consumers.

3 July 2015

Notice of publication of request for review of A1090 (PDF 13 KB)
Notice of publication of request for review of A1090 (Word 19 KB)

30 January 2015

Rejection Notice - variation to food standard 1.4.4 (PDF 9 KB)
Rejection Notice - variation to food standard 1.4.4 (Word 16 KB)

7 December 2012

Notice of Publication of request for review of A1039 (PDF 121 KB)
Notice of Publication of request for review of A1039 (Word 23 KB)

1 June 2012

Notice of Publication of request for review of P1011 (PDF 21 KB)
Notice of Publication of request for review of P1011 (Word 16 KB)

19 November 2009

Notice of Publication of request for review of A1015 (PDF 28 KB)
Notice of Publication of request for review of A1015 (Word 32 KB)

27 February 2009

Notice of Publication of request for review of A577, A614, A615 (PDF 38 KB)
Notice of Publication of request for review of A577, A614, A615 (Word 24 KB)

28 November 2008

Notice of publication of request review of P1002 (PDF 21 KB)
Notice of publication of request review of P1002 (Word 24 KB)

24 October 2008

Notice of Publication of request to review of A1001 (PDF 20 KB)
Notice of Publication of request to review of A1001 (Word 23 KB)

26 September 2008

Notice of publication of request for review of A552 (PDF 24 KB)
Notice of publication of request for review of A552 (Word 24 KB)

Notice of publication of request for review of A594 (PDF 23 KB)
Notice of publication of request for review of A594 (Word 24 KB)

Notice of publication of request for review of P306 (PDF 27 KB)
Notice of publication of request for review of P306 (Word 26 KB)

13 August 2008

Notice for publication of request for a review of A595 (PDF 23 KB)
Notice for publication of request for a review of A595 (Word 24 KB)

20 June 2008

Notice of publication of request for review of P293 (PDF 32 KB)
Notice of publication of request for review of P293 (Word 29 KB)

26 May 2008

Notice of publication of request for review of A589 (PDF 22 KB)
Notice of publication of request for review of A589 (Word 25 KB)

25 February 2008

Notice of publication of request for review of P272 (PDF 23 KB)
Notice of publication of request for review of P272 (Word 24 KB)

Notice of publication of request for review of A592 (PDF 21 KB)
Notice of publication of request for review of A592 (Word 23 KB)

17 December 2007

Notice of publication of request for review of A580 (PDF 22 KB)
Notice of publication of request for review of A580 (Word 26 KB)

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