Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation

The Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (the Forum) met on October 11 to consider a range of food regulation matters. The Forum comprises all Australian and New Zealand Ministers responsible for food regulation, and the Australian Local Government Association and is chaired by Senator the Hon. Bridget McKenzie. The Forum oversees collaborative joint Australia and New Zealand Food Regulation System.

Key topics discussed at this meeting were:

  • Pregnancy warning labels on packaged alcoholic beverages
  • Food Waste
  • Misleading descriptors for food
  • Seafood labelling, and
  • Labelling of sugars

Details of the outcomes for each of these areas are available on the Food Regulation Secretariat website.

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ)

Current Consultations (as at 6 NOVEMBER 2018)





No current consultations





Information on FSANZ food regulation consultations can be found on the FSANZ website


FSANZ Work Plan

The current FSANZ Work Plan (as at 31 October 2018) can be found on the FSANZ website.


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 September 2018 can be accessed here.