Legislative and Governance Forum on Food Regulation
Formal Operating Procedures
The Operating Procedures for the Australia and New Zealand Food Regulation Ministerial Council (Ministerial Council) and the Food Regulation Standing Committee (FRSC) were first approved by the Ministerial Council on 4 April 2003.
The Operating Procedures were updated in April 2004 to incorporate the Implementation Sub Committee.
The Operating Procedures were updated again in 2005 to incorporate the revision to the Process for Recording and Notifying Out-Of-Session Decisions of the Ministerial Council in Respect of draft Standards Notified by Food Standards Australia New Zealand and to include changes agreed by the Council of Australian Governments.
In May 2011 the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) updated its COAG Council Handbook which outlines the arrangements for the new COAG Council System and guidelines for best practice Secretariat operations. With the commencement of the new COAG Council System and the launch of the Forum the Operating Procedures are currently being reviewed to ensure that they:
- are in-line with the COAG Handbook;
- reflect the amendments made to the Food Regulation Agreement and the Treaty; and
- reflect the new Terms of Reference for the Legislative and Governance Forum on Food Regulation.
Operating Procedures for the Legislative and Governance Forum on Food Regulation (convening as Australia and New Zealand Food Regulation Ministerial Council.) (PDF 207 KB)
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