Activities and committees

The food regulation system conducts activities to make food safer and improve public health. It focuses on the priorities set by the Food Ministers' Meeting.

About the activities

The food regulation committees and groups plan and coordinate work as activities, including:

  • research into food issues

  • policy work

  • strategy and planning

  • reviews of food standards and processes

  • implementation plans

  • development of industry guidance and tools.

These activities are either priority or routine.


The 3 priorities for the food regulation system are:


foodborne illness particularly related to Campylobacter and Salmonella.


the public health objectives to reduce chronic disease related to overweight and obesity.


a strong, robust and agile food regulation system.

Find out more about these priorities and the activities to support them.

Routine activities

Routine activities support ongoing requirements in the food regulation system and address one-off issues as needed.

Committees and groups

The Food Ministers’ Meeting sets the priorities and oversees the food regulation system.

Its standing committee – the Food Regulation Standing Committee (FRSC) – coordinates and oversees policy activities.

The FRSC’s subcommittee – the Implementation Subcommittee for Food Regulation (ISFR) – undertakes implementation and enforcement activities.

All 3 are supported by the Food Regulation Secretariat.

As the decision maker of the food regulation system, the Food Ministers’ Meeting also considers the work of Food Standards Australia New Zealand.


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