In November 2019 the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (Forum) endorsed an ambitious plan to reform the Bi-national Food Regulation System to ensure it remains strong, robust and agile into the future. A key element underpinning the reform agenda is the review of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 (FSANZ Act).
The FSANZ Act Review will include a comprehensive examination of the effectiveness of the FSANZ Act and the associated operations and responsibilities of Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ).
Stakeholders were asked for their views on the Scoping Paper, which outlined key issues identified with the FSANZ Act and opportunities for legislative and operational reform. Stakeholders were engaged for their perspectives on the issues and associated opportunities and the impact that these could have.
The consultation opened on 5 October 2020 and closed on 16 November 2020. Submissions received will be considered and analysed to further refine the issues and potential reform ideas identified.
A copy of the Scoping Paper is available from the Food Regulation Secretariat on request.