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​​​​​​​Acronyms and abbreviations

ACCC Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
ADI Acceptable daily intake
AFGC Australian Food and Grocery Council
ANAO​ Australian National Audit Office
APEC Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
APS Australian Public Service
APVMA Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority
ATDS Australian Total Diet Study
ATOAustralian Taxation Office
CCCF Codex Committee on Contaminants in Food
CCFA Codex Committee on Food Additives
CCFH Codex Committee on Food Hygiene
CCFL Codex Committee on Food Labelling
CCFICS Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Inspection Certification Systems
CCNFSDU Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses
COAG Council of Australian Governments
Codex Codex Alimentarius Commission and its committees
DAWR Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
EEO Equal Employment Opportunity
FARMC Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization
FDA US Food and Drug Administration
FOI Freedom of Information
Food Standards Code Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code
FRSC Food Regulation Standing Committee
FSANZ Food Standards Australia New Zealand
FSANZ Act Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991
GM Genetically modified
HACCP Hazard analysis and critical control points
IGA Inter-Government Agreement
ILSI International Life Sciences Institute
INFOSAN International Food Safety Authorities Network
ISFR Implementation Subcommittee for Food Regulation
JECFA Joint Expert Meeting on Food Additives
Ministerial Forum Australia New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation
MPI Ministry for Primary Industries (New Zealand)
MoU Memorandum of Understanding
MRL Maximum residue limit
NESB1 Non-English speaking Background 1
NHMRC National Health and Medical Research Council
NICNAS National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme
NUTTAB Nutrient content of food in Australia (publication)
OBPR Office of Best Practice Regulation
OECD Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
OGTR Office of the Gene Technology Regulator
PFAS Per- and poly-fluoroalkylated substances
PFOS Perfluorooctane sulfonate
QUADS Food Safety Quadrilateral meetings, involving Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States
Science Forum Australia New Zealand Science Forum
SCSC APEC Sub-Committee on Standards and Conformance
SES Senior Executive Service
TDI Tolerable daily intake
TGA Therapeutic Goods Administration
WHO World Health Organization
WTO World Trade Organization
WHS Work Health and Safety


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