To help food business and council Environmental Health Officers with understanding what compliance to the Food Standards Code means, Food Standards Australia New Zealand developed a brilliant guide to “Safe Food Australia”. It has been in use for several years.
The following is a media release from Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) about the call for submissions into the proposal to change the mandatory allergen labelling requirements. It is included here with permission from FSANZ
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) today released a consultation paper on a review of Safe Food Australia.
Safe Food Australia is an explanatory guide to the food safety standards in Chapter 3 of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.
Chief Executive Officer Steve McCutcheon said Safe Food Australia is used as a practical tool, by both industry and regulators, to help understand and implement safe food handling practices.
“This key document is used by food businesses to help them produce safe food,” Mr McCutcheon said.
“Safe Food Australia is being reviewed to address current food safety issues and trends, provide new guidance for mobile vendors and home-based vendors and to update the evidence referenced in the guide,” Mr McCutcheon said.
“FSANZ will also consider the format and delivery of the publication, for example by providing it in mobile friendly formats.”
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