Representative opportunity: FSANZ Consumer and Public Health Dialogue

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CFA seeks to appoint a consumer representative to the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) Consumer and Public Health Dialogue (CPHD).

The CPHD provides a means by which FSANZ can engage in deeper and more meaningful consultation with peak consumer and public health bodies and academics. The objective is to improve FSANZ’s awareness and understanding of community food and health issues and public health priorities, and through this communication provide a more effective food regulatory response.

The aims of the CPHD are to:

• broaden FSANZ’s awareness and understanding of current and emerging community food and health issues, and public health priorities related to food

• inform FSANZ standards development and communication activities through engaging with peak consumer and public health bodies in a timely manner

• contribute consumer and public health perspectives on issues and challenges related to FSANZ’s role and responsibility, and the priority areas of the food regulatory system

• alert consumer and public health groups of impending changes in the national food regulatory system and processes and the relevance to public interest and concerns about the food supply.

CPHD invites a CFA member to participate for a term of three years. The term commenced on 1 July 2019.

As this is a CFA representative role, the successful candidate must sign the CFA Representatives Agreement. There is a small sitting fee payable by the representative.

Further information on the CPHD can be found here.

Please send expressions of interest to Hannah Lind at info@consumersfederation.org.au, and include a CV and a short statement outlining why you would like to represent CFA on the committee.

Applications close Monday 16 September.