Implementation Subcommittee for Food Regulation (ISFR)

The ISFR is a subcommittee of the Food Regulation Standing Committee. It helps to ensure the implementation and enforcement of food standards is consistent across Australia and New Zealand.

Role

The role of the ISFR is to develop consistent ways of implementing and enforcing food standards across:

  • Australia and New Zealand
  • the different food regulation agencies
  • imported, exported and locally produced food.

It does this as a subcommittee of the Food Regulation Standing Committee.

For more detail, view the terms of reference.

Members

ISFR members include:

They are either heads of agencies or senior operational experts.

Member

Jurisdiction

Agency

Dr Eva Bennet
(Chair)

Independent

Independent

Ms Gillian Duffy

Australia

Department of Health and Aged Care

Ms Tania Martin

Australia

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Mr Paul Dansted

New Zealand

Ministry for Primary Industries

Ms Jenny Bishop

New Zealand

Ministry for Primary Industries

Ms Lyndell Hudson

ACT

Health Directorate

Dr Craig Shadbolt

NSW

Food Authority

Dr David Cusack

NSW

Food Authority

Mr Stuart McLay

NT

Department of Health

Ms Tenille Fort

Qld

Department of Health

Mr Brian Witherspoon

Qld

Safe Food Production

Ms Karen Ferres

SA

Department of Health

Mr Tyron Looker

SA

Department of Primary Industries and Regions

Mr Stewart Quinn

Tas

Department of Health

Ms Karen Loone

Tas

Department of Natural Resources and Environment

Mr Gary Smith

Vic

Department of Health

Mr Mitchell Houten

Vic

Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action

Mr Peter Gray

WA

Department of Health

Dr Nora Galway

n/a

Food Standards Australia New Zealand

Ms Monica Telesny

n/a

Australian Local Government Association

How they work

The members:

  • consult with and support Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ)
  • discuss common ways to implement standards
  • develop agreed strategies for consistency
  • monitor the safety of the food supply
  • monitor compliance with food laws.

As part of their monitoring work, members:

  • develop surveillance plans to identify and prioritise survey activities
  • make their completed food survey reports available on the FSANZ website.

They have the authority to make and implement decisions about compliance and enforcement issues in their jurisdiction.

View the completed ISFR food surveys and the ISFR food survey plan on the FSANZ website.

Meetings

The ISFR meets as needed, usually 2 or 3 times each year.

Meeting outcomes

The ISFR releases meeting outcomes after each meeting.

Key documents

The ISFR develops guidance, fact sheets and other resources as part of its work.

Compliance, monitoring and enforcement guidance

This collection contains guidance to assist food regulation agencies with consistent compliance, monitoring and enforcement actions. The Implementation Subcommittee for Food Regulation (ISFR) developed this guidance.

Contact

If you have any queries, please contact the Food Regulation Secretariat.

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