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Gazette notices

Gazettal of amendments to the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code and registration of the amendments as legislative instruments on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments, occurs after the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation notifies FSANZ it does not need to review its decision on a standard or a variation to a standard, or, if after a review by FSANZ of its decision (if requested by the Forum) the Forum accepts or amends a draft variation. Each Gazette is sequentially numbered.

Gazette notices are published in the Food Standards Gazette and registered as a Federal Legislative Instrument in Australia. In New Zealand, usually on the same day the notice is published as part of the New Zealand Gazette. 

As electronic copies of the gazette are available, hard copies of the Food Standards Gazette are only provided to people without access to the web on request by emailing Hard copies of both the Food Standards Gazette and the previous Commonwealth Gazettes amending the Code are available from major libraries throughout Australia which participate in the Library Deposit Scheme.

Requests for authorisation to reproduce, publish or communicate the Food Standards Gazette should be made to the Information Officer, Food Standards Australia New Zealand, PO Box 5423 Kingston ACT 2604 or by email

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New Zealand

Following the publication of the Food Standards Gazette in the New Zealand Gazette, a food standard reflecting the relevant changes is issued by the New Zealand Minister for Food Safety and comes into effect on the date specified in the food standard.

New Zealand Gazettes are available on the New Zealand Gazette website. The New Zealand Gazette (Te Kāhiti o Aotearoa) is part of the Department of Internal Affairs (Te Tari Taiwhenua).

Food standards are available on the industry eLibrary section of the Ministry for Primary Industries website.


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