Anomalies in the Partnership Reformulation Program

An anomaly occurs when unexpected results or matters arise through our reporting processes. Find out about the process we follow and view our register of anomalies.

Identifying anomalies

We identify potential anomalies in the Partnership Reformulation Program when:

  • unexpected results or matters show up in our reporting processes.
  • a participating company submits a potential anomaly to us for consideration.

Addressing anomalies

When we identify a potential anomaly, we consider the issue using the following process.

How we handle identified anomalies

  1. We investigate the anomaly and determine if it sits outside our category definitions, targets or exclusion/inclusion criteria.
  2. We consider how to resolve the anomaly by revising the:
    1. category definition
    2. inclusion or exclusion criteria
    3. target
  3. We present the issue and proposed revisions to the Healthy Food Partnership Executive Committee, either at its next scheduled meeting or through an out-of-session process.
  4. We update our anomaly register with details of the committee’s consideration and next steps.

Request a review of the outcome

If you disagree with the Healthy Food Partnership Executive Committee’s response, you can request a review of the decision. Use the following process:

  1. Email us to request a review of the decision within 20 working days of receiving the committee’s determination. You must provide new information or evidence for the committee to consider.
  2. We reply to your email within 2 to 3 working days of receiving it.
  3. We consider the issue raised including the information or evidence provided and prepare a paper to help the committee consider the issue. We need 15 working days to prepare the paper.
  4. The committee considers the issue, either at its next scheduled meeting or out-of-session (where there are more than 90 working days before the next scheduled meeting).
  5. We notify you of the committee’s decision.
  6. We update our anomaly register with details of the outcome.

Anomaly register

This register includes anomalies submitted to us for consideration and the decisions of the Healthy Food Partnership Executive Committee.

Application numberDate submittedDescriptionDate consideredDecisionRationaleOutcome
PRP-22090125 November 2022

Definition for Processed meats – deli meats food subcategory of Wave 1 is unclear.

Some foods listed in the inclusions of this food subcategory, such as corned beef, are not processed and reformed meats. It was unclear whether foods like smoked turkey which are processed but not reformed are included in this food subcategory and subject to the reformulation target.

13 December 2022Agreed to revise the definition for Processed meat – Processed deli meats food subcategory.The revision makes it clear to participating companies which processed meats are included.Food category definitions to be updated.
PRP-23082828 August 2023

Target for crumbed seafood not achievable for all seafoods.

The intrinsic sodium levels in the raw ingredient seafood (i.e. calamari or prawns as an ingoing ingredient) are already higher than the HFP crumbed seafood target, prior to the crumb being incorporated.

6 December 2023Agree to revised target of 470mg/100g and split ‘crumbed seafood’ category into two individual categories The revision makes the target achievable for crumbed seafood other than fish, while retaining a target for fish that will continue to drive reformulation in this category. Split category – crumbed seafood (fish) at 270mg/100g and crumbed seafood (non-fish) at 470mg/100g. Summary of food categories and reformulation targets and food category definitions to be updated.
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