Public Consultation- Scoping Paper on the Review of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991

Closes 16 Nov 2020

Opened 5 Oct 2020



In November 2019 the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (Forum) endorsed an ambitious plan to reform the Bi-national Food Regulation System to ensure it remains strong, robust and agile into the future. A key element underpinning the reform agenda is the review of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 (FSANZ Act).

The FSANZ Act Review will include a comprehensive examination of the effectiveness of the FSANZ Act and the associated operations and responsibilities of Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ).

Stakeholders are being asked for their views on the Scoping Paper, which outlines key issues identified with the FSANZ Act and opportunities for legislative and operational reform. Stakeholders will be engaged for their perspectives on the issues and associated opportunities and the impact that these could have.

PLEASE NOTE: The Scoping Paper can be found at the bottom of the page under the 'Related' heading. Please ensure you have read the paper in full before you provide feedback.

In addition to the FSANZ Act Review, three other projects are being progressed under the ambitious reform agenda of the Food Regulation System:

These projects are being progressed in parallel to develop a new, best practice regulatory, legislative and operational basis for the system. There will be several opportunities for stakeholders to provide input to this reform agenda throughout its development and implementation. Given that the reform agenda is being progressed through interconnected projects, the submissions and findings of each consultation will be used to inform each project where appropriate. Submissions will be shared amongst the Government organisations and consultants who are working on these projects.

All consultation will be notified on the food regulation website and stakeholders who have subscribed for updates will also receive an email notification.

Preview consultation

You can download a preview of this consultation under the 'Related documents' link at the bottom of this page.

Responding to the consultation

Responses to the consultation questions are to be submitted through this online consultation platform. It is not necessary to complete the survey in one sitting. You can save your answers and come back later. 


  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
  • Seniors
  • Men
  • Women
  • Carers and guardians
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Young people
  • Academics
  • Non-government organisations
  • State government agencies
  • Commonwealth agencies
  • Local governments
  • Health professionals
  • Health workforce
  • General public
  • Community groups
  • Businesses


  • Regulatory policy
  • Food standards
  • Preventative health