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Modernisation of the food regulation system


Dec 05, 2020

The Forum, on 15 November endorsed an ambitious plan to reform the Bi-national Food Regulation System (the System) to ensure it remains strong, robust and agile into the future. A key element underpinning the reform agenda is the development of a policy vision for the future which will guide a comprehensive review of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 (FSANZ Act) and the Intergovernmental Food Regulation Agreement.

This decision reflects the knowledge that the System is operating in a complex operating environment with changing consumer expectations and significant technological advancements. Forum Ministers consider that the time is right for a fundamental examination of the way the System works and has endorsed a strategic plan that will be used to guide reforms to the System. The strategic plan includes pursuing new institutional and legislative foundations for the System.

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