Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) released a consultation paper on a framework for regulating nutritive substances and new (or novel) foods.
The proposed new framework was developed following feedback from stakeholders on Proposal P1024: Revision of the Regulation of Nutritive Substances & Novel Foods.
CEO Mark Booth said FSANZ is seeking to improve the regulation of nutritive substances and novel foods by making it clearer for food businesses to know which foods require approval before being sold.
“We received a significant amount of feedback on the original framework and taking this into account, we have decided to modify the framework.” Mr Booth said.
“FSANZ is seeking stakeholder input on this framework before developing the draft regulatory measure to ensure it meets the needs of consumers, industry and regulators.
“Consultation is a critical part of our standards development process and ensures that we are accountable and transparent in our approach,” Mr Booth said.
The consultation paper is available from the Food Standards website and is available for comment until 6:00pm (Canberra Time) 28 July 2017.