Key areas of inconsistency in food regulation

This report identifies key areas of inconsistency in food regulatory approaches. The aim is to help governments prioritise areas for reform and make evidence-based decisions on the future of the food regulation system.

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The Food Regulation Standing Committee (FRSC) engaged mpconsulting to develop this report.

According to this report, the priority areas for governments are the inconsistencies:

  • related to applying, monitoring and enforcing labelling requirements and health claims
  • related to implementing food safety standards on food businesses across Australian jurisdictions
  • stemming from the interface between food and medicine
  • stemming from unclear or outdated standards, and the resulting differences in interpretation of standards.

This independent report does not represent the views of the FRSC members.

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