Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ)

Current Consultations (as of  19  June 2019)
FSANZ A1163 Food Irradiation definition of herbs and spices 18 July 2019
FSANZ A1164 Pullulanase from Bacillus licheniformis a Processing Aid (Enzyme) 18 July 2019


Information on FSANZ food regulation consultations can be found on the FSANZ website
FSANZ Work Plan
The current FSANZ Work Plan (as of 16 May 2019) can be found on the FSANZ website.
Review of Australia’s food safety management standards  
On May 3, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) 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.
The AIFST made a submission to FSANZ on this consultation. The submission is available HERE.
Department of Industry Innovation and Science
Measurement in Everyday Life
Measurement plays a key role in the everyday life of Australians. By ensuring our measurement law is efficient and effective, we can save businesses, organisations and individuals time, effort and money.
The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science wants to hear your thoughts on how Australia's measurement law, particularly how it might be modernised, streamlined or simplified.
This consultation is seeking views on three discussion papers:
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources – Failing Food Reports
Failing food reports identify foods that have failed analytical testing or do not meet the compositional requirements of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.
The most recent Failing Foods Reports up to April 2019 can be accessed here.