Food Standards Australia new Zealand is the government agency responsible for developing the Food Standards Code in Australia and New Zealand. This is done through work allocated in applications from applicants, including businesses and industry organisations, and proposals from within FSANZ or from the state and territory governments or from the Ministerial Council.
The applications and proposals are placed onto a Work Plan.
The following is from the FSANZ website detailing how this Work Plan is set up and managed
This plan has two parts:
PART 1 – Applications received and proposals prepared from 1 October 2007 onwards
PART 2 – Applications received and proposals prepared before 1 October 2007
If you have any questions about items on the Work Plan please contact the Standards Management Officer:
Ph: +61 2 6271 2280 email: email@example.com.
Applications or proposals are placed on the plan in the order they are received and are generally worked on in that order. Sometimes projects that are lower on the Work Plan are completed before projects that have a higher listing. This Documents can happen for a number of reasons, for example differences in complexity, availability of specialist expertise, withdrawal of applications or delays in completion such as requests for further information.
Under the FSANZ Act, applicants can choose to pay fees to bring forward the start of the assessment of their application. The anticipated start date of an unpaid application or proposal cannot be displaced by work on paid applications.