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FSANZ Seeks Feedback on Australia’s Food Safety Management Standards

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has released an information paper on its proposed approach to a review of food safety standards in the Food Standards Code.

What is being reviewed?

Chapters 3 and 4 of the Food Standards Code including:

  • 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.

Why is it being reviewed?

To ensure there is a consistent and up-to-date approach to food safety management in Australia.

Other considerations:

New technologies that have been developed since the original standards were developed.

When is the feedback required by?

All stakeholders are invited to comment on the proposed scope and approach of the review by 14 June 2019.

What happens next?

FSANZ anticipate preparing a number of proposals to progress this work and there will be consultation opportunities during the proposal process.

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This information has been shared with permission of Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ).