In June 2018 The Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (the Forum) noted the recent increase of foodborne illness outbreaks in Australia and agreed that there is a need to reassess the food safety risk management of the five high risk horticulture sectors: ready to eat, minimally processed fruits and vegetables, fresh leafy green vegetables, melons, berries, and sprouts.
Forum Ministers requested that FSANZ identify appropriate regulatory and non-regulatory measures for Australia to manage food safety risks in these sectors.
In response, FSANZ has raised a proposal, Primary Production and Processing Requirements for High-risk Horticulture (P1052) to consider the development of a primary production and processing (PPP) standard for high-risk horticulture as part of a broader review of chapter 3 and 4 of the Food Standards Code.
Administrative Assessment Report - 31 July 2019 (pdf 136 kb) |
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First call for submissions – now closed
Our first call for comment opened on 5 February 2020 and closed Wednesday 25 March 2020.
Interested parties will have another opportunity to comment in a second call for comment which is expected in late 2020.
This page will be updated as work progresses. If you are interested in participating in the public consultation please email
PPP Standards (Chapter 4)
Page last updated: 25 May 2020