UPDATE: Food Standards Australia New Zealand has extended the deadline for comment on the proposed scope and approach of the review of food safety standards in the Food Standards Code. The deadline is now 14 June 2019.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) today released an information paper on its proposed approach to a review of food safety standards in the Food Standards Code.
FSANZ CEO Mark Booth said FSANZ is reviewing chapters 3 and 4 of the Food Standards Code to ensure there is a consistent and up-to-date approach to food safety management in Australia.
“The review will focus on:
- the requirements for food safety management in the food service sector and closely related retail sectors, and
- potential development of a primary production and processing standard for high-risk horticulture products to introduce requirements to manage food safety on-farm, including requirements for traceability.
“In addition, FSANZ will consider new technologies that have developed since the original standards were developed.
“I encourage all stakeholders to comment on the proposed scope and approach of the review by 31 May 2019.
“We are expecting to prepare a number of proposals to progress this work and there will be consultation opportunities during the proposal process."
Read the information paper
Foodborne Illness Reduction Strategy 2018-21+
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