FSANZ speaker at FoodLegal symposium
The Senior Food Scientist and Risk Manager of Australia’s food regulatory agency Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) Jonathon Kite will be delivering vital information for the food industry at the upcoming FoodLegal symposium.
The Symposium will be a one-off and will take place in the Melbourne CBD. It will address very important issues for food product developers, marketers and decision makers.
Kite is the key person at FSANZ responsible for the proposed new regulatory framework to govern novel foods and nutritive substances. He is responsible for assessing all stakeholder submissions to Proposal P1024 – Revision of the Regulation of Nutritive Substances and Novel Foods.
Novel foods are non-traditional foods that require assessment by FSANZ in order to establish their safety before they are added to the market place.
The proposed new law is intended to clarify whether certain foods require FSANZ permission before they can be sold in Australia and New Zealand.
According to FSANZ the current Code is creating uncertainty relating to whether certain foods require permission before they can be sold in Australia and New Zealand or not.
“This presents different risks for industry and food enforcement agencies in particular,” the Proposal states.