The Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (the Forum) met on the 29th June 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.
During the meeting, the Forum made significant progress on a number of activities that shape the implementation of the three Food Regulation System priorities for 2017- 2021.
The three priorities are –
- reduce foodborne illness, particularly related to Campylobacter & Salmonella,
- support public health objectives to reduce chronic disease related to overweight and obesity and,
- maintaining a strong, robust and agile Food Regulation System.
To support Priority 1, the Forum endorsed and the Australian Foodborne Illness Reduction Strategy 2018-2012+ and also requested that Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) identify appropriate regulatory and non-regulatory measures for Australia to manage food safety risks in five high risk horticulture sectors.
Visit the Food Regulation website for further information on the outcomes from the Forum meeting, the Australian Foodborne Illness Reduction Strategy and other food regulation activities – www.foodregulation.gov.au