Public health and consumer organisations call for food regulatory reform to put the health of Australians and New Zealanders first

CFA has joined with serval public health and consumer organisations in calling for the Australian Government to prioritise the health of Australians and New Zealanders as they consider reforms to redesign the food regulatory system for Australia and New Zealand.

The joint statement says the current review of the system:

  • Will set the foundation for how food is made, sold and marketed long into the future.
  • Public health must be front and centre to ensure the system is equipped to effectively prevent diet-related disease, protect the health of the community, and promote a resilient population to support economic growth, now and into the future.
  • The aspirations for the food regulatory system drafted recently by the state/territory, Australian and New Zealand governments outline their commitment to protect public health, but the proposed reforms in the draft Regulatory Impact Statement of the Review of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991, fail to enable this.

Read the joint statement.

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