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Food Standards as made
This instrument amends the Food Standards in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.
Administered by: Health
Exempt from sunsetting by the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 s 94, Legislative Instruments Act 2003 s 54(1)
Registered 30 Apr 2014
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR13-May-2014
Tabled Senate14-May-2014
Date of repeal 02 May 2014
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 5A of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003

Explanatory Statement

1.       Authority

 

Section 13 of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 (the FSANZ Act) provides that the functions of Food Standards Australia New Zealand (the Authority) include the development of standards and variations of standards for inclusion in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Code).`

 

Division 1 of Part 3 of the FSANZ Act specifies that the Authority may accept applications for the development or variation of food regulatory measures, including standards. This Division also stipulates the procedure for considering an application for the development or variation of food regulatory measures.

 

FSANZ accepted Application A1085 which seeks permission for the sale and use of food derived from reduced lignin lucerne line KK179. The Authority considered the Application in accordance with Division 1 of Part 3 and has approved the variation to Standard 1.5.2. 

 

Following consideration by the COAG Legislative and Governance Forum on Food Regulation[1], section 92 of the FSANZ Act stipulates that the Authority must publish a notice about the standard or draft variation of a standard.

 

Section 94 of the FSANZ Act specifies that a standard, or a variation of a standard, in relation to which a notice is published under section 92 is a legislative instrument, but is not subject to parliamentary disallowance or sunsetting under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003.

 

2.       Purpose

 

As it is not listed in the Schedule to Standard 1.5.2, food derived from lucerne line KK179 is not currently permitted for sale or use in food. This variation permits the sale, or use in food, of food derived from lucerne line KK179.

 

3.       Documents incorporated by reference

 

This variation does not incorporate any documents by reference.

 

4.       Consultation

 

In accordance with the procedure in Division 1 of Part 3 of the FSANZ Act, the Authority’s consideration of Application A1085 included one round of public consultation following an assessment and the preparation of a draft variation to the Standard and associated report. Submissions were called for on 8 October 2013 for a six-week consultation period.

 

A Regulation Impact Statement was not required because the proposed variation to Standard 1.5.2 is likely to have a minor impact on business and individuals.

 

5.       Statement of compatibility with human rights

 

This instrument is exempt from the requirements for a statement of compatibility with human rights as it is a non-disallowable instrument under section 94 of the FSANZ Act.

 


 

6.       Variation

 

This item adds food derived from lucerne line KK179 to the Schedule to Standard 1.5.2.

 



[1] Previously known as the Australia and New Zealand Food Regulation Ministerial Council