Publications

This page holds publications of the Implementation Subcommittee for Food Regulation (ISFR), who are part of Australia's Food Regulation Framework.

Page last updated: 21 December 2015

Food Labelling Compliance and Enforcement Strategy (Word 200 KB) - Food Labelling Compliance and Enforcement Strategy (PDF 189 KB)
This high-level, bi-national Food Labelling Compliance and Enforcement Strategy (the Strategy) is one component of a Food Labelling Compliance and Enforcement Framework (the Framework).

Report of the Bi-National Food Labelling Compliance and Enforcement Framework (Word 131 KB) - Report of the Bi-National Food Labelling Compliance and Enforcement Framework (PDF 285 KB)
The task of the Working Group was to provide advice to the Implementation Sub-Committee for Food Regulation (ISFR) and Food Regulation Standing Committee (FRSC) regarding implementing the COAG Legislative and Governance Forum on Food Regulation (FoFR) [now the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (the Forum)] responses to Recommendations 3, 57 and 58 of Labelling Logic: Review of Food Labelling Law and Policy (2011) [Labelling Logic).

Principles for inspection of food business (Word 266 KB) - Principles for inspection of food business (PDF 97 KB)
This document has been developed by the Implementation Subcommittee for Food Regulation (ISFR) to provide authorised officers, including local government environmental health officers (EHOs), with principles to guide the inspection of food businesses. Inspection of food premises is an important activity to assess compliance with the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Code) and food act provisions.

Undeclared allergen incident and investigation protocol (Word 548 KB) - Undeclared allergen incident and investigation protocol (PDF 286 KB)
The Undeclared Allergen Incident and Investigation Protocol, developed by the Implementation Subcommittee for Food Regulation, provides procedures for investigating and reporting of complaints of undeclared food allergens, supplementary to standard food investigation protocols. The protocol contains guidelines and checklists for allergen investigations at retail/food service, manufacturing and food import businesses.

"Getting Your Claims Right" - A guide to complying with the Nutrition, Health and Related Claims Standard of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code
This guide was developed by the Implementation Subcommittee for Food Regulation (ISFR) to provide advice on how to comply with the Nutrition, Health and Related Claims Standard (Standard 1.2.7) in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.
It includes templates and checklists to help businesses demonstrate due diligence in complying with the requirements of the Standard.
This document is scheduled to be reviewed and updated in 2016.
It is suggested that:

  • Standard 1.2.8 of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Code) is consulted to ensure all associated requirements to the Nutrition Information Panel are met in relation to nutrition content claims and health claims; and
  • Standard 1.2.7 of the Code is consulted for any amendments made since January 2015; and
  • The record of amendments 2015 (Word 30 KB) - record of amendments 2015 (PDF 34 KB) is consulted.

Health claims and enforcement (Word 401 KB) - Health claims and enforcement (PDF 226 KB)
This publication, developed by the Implementation Subcommittee for Food Regulation (ISFR), describes the material that food regulators will use to assess compliance with the Nutrition, Health and Related Claims Standard (Standard 1.2.7) of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code, including a description of how the Australia New Zealand Food Regulation Enforcement Guideline will be applied to nutrition, health and related claims. This publication also provides an outline of all relevant publically available information that may be used by food industry in complying with Standard 1.2.7.

Through-Chain Investigation Guidelines for Egg Associated Outbreaks (Word 48 KB) - Through-Chain Investigation Guidelines for Egg Associated Outbreaks (PDF 118 KB)

National Surveillance Program for Genetically Modified Food

Home Jurisdiction Rule Fact Sheet (Word 20 KB) - Home Jurisdiction Rule Fact Sheet (PDF 88 KB)

Allergen Collaboration

Altering Date Marks on Foods – Guidance Material (Word 20 KB) - Altering Date Marks on Foods – Guidance Material (PDF 78 KB)

Australia New Zealand Enforcement Guideline

Compliance and Enforcement Model for Mandatory Folic Acid Fortification (Word 19 KB) - Compliance and Enforcement Model for Mandatory Folic Acid Fortification (PDF 69 KB)

National Compliance and Monitoring Strategy of GM Foods (Word 34 KB) - National Compliance and Monitoring Strategy of GM Foods (PDF 113 KB)

National Regulatory Food Safety Auditor Guideline and Policy

Disclaimer

The information presented here is distributed by Implementation Subcommittee for Food Regulation (ISFR) for and on behalf of FRSC and is presented as an information source only. The information is provided solely on the basis that readers will be responsible for making their own assessment of the matters presented herein, and are advised to verify all relevant representations, statements and information. The information does not constitute legal or professional advice and should not be relied upon as such. Formal advice from appropriate advisers should be sought in particular matters.
ISFR does not accept liability to any person for the information or advice provided in these documents, or incorporated into them by reference or for loss or damages incurred as a result of reliance upon the material contained herein. In no event shall ISFR be liable (including liability for negligence) for any damages (including without limitation, direct, indirect, punitive, special or consequential) whatsoever arising out of a person’s use of, access to or inability to use or access these documents.

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