A-NZ: Questions and answers about the revised Food Standards Code
Food Standards Australia New Zealand: FSANZ has reviewed the Food Standards Code to make the requirements clearer and to ensure it better meets the needs of stakeholders. The Code is enforced in Australia by state and territory authorities, the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture for imported food and the Ministry for Primary Industries in New Zealand. One of the reasons for changing the Code was to ensure it was more closely aligned with the food Acts of the Australian and New Zealand Governments and Australian states and territories, which rely on requirements to be clearly stated. The changes will reduce uncertainty when it comes to code enforcement issues.
All industry stakeholders will benefit from a clearer, easier to follow, and in-turn, easier to enforce Food Standards Code. Both the current and revised provisions of the Code have been developed with regard to the main objective of protecting public health and safety and ensuring that Australia and New Zealand has a safe food supply.