Australian Food Regulators seek feedback on Stakeholder Engagement Strategy

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 21st June 2012

The Federal Food Regulation System is in the process of a big shake-up and people are encouraged to provide feedback on part of the process called the ‘Stakeholder Engagement Strategy’.

The Strategy is to be designed to increase allow meaningful interaction and engagement of stakeholders (such as industry and consumer groups) with food regulatory policy-makers. The current consultative arrangements were formulated in 2011 by the Food Regulation Standing Committee (FRSC) and are being reviewed for consideration before October 2012.

The joint Food Regulation System includes the Joint Food Standards Treaty between Australia and New Zealand, the Food Regulation Agreement (Australia only), the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 and the Australia and New Zealand Food Standards Code.

Those interested in the process are invited to participate by contacting the Stakeholder Engagement Project officer by 26 July, 2012.

The Strategy is available from the Food Regulation Secretariat website.