CFA Seeks a Consumer Representative for the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) Consumer and Public Health Dialogue (CPHD)

FSANZ is a statutory authority operating under the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991.

FSANZ develops standards that regulate the use of ingredients, processing aids, colourings, additives, vitamins and minerals. The Food Standards Code also covers the composition of some foods, such as dairy, meat and beverages as well as foods developed by new technologies such as genetically modified foods. It is also responsible for some labelling requirements for packaged and unpackaged food, for example specific mandatory warnings or advisory labels. FSANZ also develops Australia-only primary production and processing standards.

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 priorities, and through this communication, provide a more effective food regulatory response.

More information on the CPHD can be found on FSANZ’s website.

Meetings are normally held twice a year in Canberra with a video link to the Wellington office for New Zealand-based members, or convened by teleconference.

Sitting fees, travel costs and appropriate out of pocket expenses incurred while participating in CPHD meetings are met as required by FSANZ.

In accordance with its consumer representatives policy, CFA will require its representative on the CPHD to sign a CFA Representation Agreement and to:

  • Consult with CFA members and consumer organisations as appropriate;
  • Report back to CFA members and consumer organisations on relevant issues; and
  • Participate in processes designed to strengthen the consumer voice.

CFA invites applications for this position for the period 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2025 by way of a CV and a brief covering letter outlining the candidate’s suitability and relevant experience.

Applications should be sent by email to and close on Monday 13 June 2022.

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