Food Regulation Standing Committee (FRSC)

The FRSC is responsible for coordinating policy advice to the Forum and ensuring a nationally consistent approach to the implementation and enforcement of food standards. The membership of FRSC closely mirrors the Ministers represented at the Forum.

Page last updated: 22 July 2020

The Food Regulation Standing Committee (FRSC) is the subcommittee of the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (the Forum). The FRSC is responsible for coordinating policy advice to the Forum and ensuring a nationally consistent approach to the implementation and enforcement of food standards. It establishes working groups as required when mapping out the steps required for developing a specific policy.

FRSC membership closely mirrors the Ministers represented at the Forum, and includes senior officials of relevant government Departments (i.e; Health, Primary Industries, Consumer Affairs) responsible for developing food policy and the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) participating as a full member of FRSC. The Chief Executive of
Food Standards Australia New Zealand participates as an observer. The Implementation Subcommittee for Food Regulation (ISFR) is a subcommittee of the FRSC.

The Terms of Reference for FRSC are available online.

The Strategic Planning Working Group (SPWG)

The role of SPWG is to support and advise FRSC on strategic issues and directions consistent with the functions of FRSC. SPWG supports FRSC in its strategic planning processes and in its responsibility of providing direction to the Implementation Subcommittee for Food Regulation (ISFR). It also develops annual workplans for FRSC endorsement.

The Terms of Reference for SPWG are available online.


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