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AU: Tackling food safety double standards

Farm Online: Levelling the playing field for imported and domestic food safety is essential, according to independent Senator Nick Xenophon.

Senator Xenophon last week backed the auditor-general’s findings that Australia’s imported food safety regime was seriously flawed and has called for root-and-branch reform of the system, foreshadowing legislative changes.

The auditor-general’s report on the administration of the Imported Food Inspection Scheme (IFIS) found that it was applied inconsistently across the country and lacked performance benchmarks.

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