Stakeholder engagement

Engaging with stakeholders leads to better outcomes in food regulation. Find out who the stakeholders are and the food regulation system’s approach to engagement.

Who the stakeholders are

The joint food regulation system has a wide range of stakeholders. They include:

  • consumers
  • consumer advocacy organisations
  • primary producers
  • food businesses, such as manufacturers
  • importers and retailers
  • industry groups
  • public health organisations
  • community groups
  • policy and technical experts
  • all levels of government in Australia and New Zealand
  • regulators and government bodies, such as Food Standards Australia New Zealand.

Stakeholder engagement strategy

Engaging with stakeholders leads to better outcomes for food regulation. The engagement strategy of the food regulation system outlines effective ways to do this.


A co-operative and mutually beneficial approach to engagement that:

  • promotes clarity, integrity, trust and connectivity
  • supports a workable and effective joint food regulation system.


The aim of the strategy is to:

  • increase awareness and understanding of the opportunities to engage
  • facilitate fair and equitable engagement among a diverse range of stakeholders.

Engagement principles

  1. Clear purpose, scope and outcomes
  2. Appropriateness and structure
  3. Open communication and collaboration
  4. Inclusiveness and balance
  5. Commitment, accountability and transparency

Download the full strategy

How you can get involved

Find out about the different ways you can get involved to help improve the food regulation system.

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