Report: Aspirations for Australia and New Zealand’s food regulatory system

A report describing the aims, scope and aspirations for the food regulatory system, as part of Stage 1 of the review of the Food Regulation Agreement (the FRA)

Page last updated: 30 August 2023

In March 2020, the then Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (the Forum, now known as the Food Ministers’ Meeting) endorsed an implementation plan for an ambitious reform agenda for Australia and New Zealand’s food regulatory system aimed at ensuring it remains strong, robust and agile into the future. The reform agenda is being progressed through a number of interconnected projects.

This report describes the aims, scope and aspirations for the system, as part of Stage 1 of the review of the Food Regulation Agreement (the FRA). It provides an evidence base regarding ministerial and stakeholder expectations for the system and provides strategic direction to guide other reform subprojects as indicated in the report.

The Food Ministers’ Meeting endorsed the report at its meeting on 14 May 2021 and adopted the Aspirations as draft.

Report: Aspirations for Australia and New Zealand’s food regulatory system (PDF 313 KB)
Report: Aspirations for Australia and New Zealand’s food regulatory system (Word 166 KB)

The Food Ministers’ Meeting endorsed the Aspirations for the System at its meeting on 25 November 2022.

On 28 July 2023, the Food Ministers’ Meeting endorsed amendments to the Aspirations of the Joint Food Regulation System to better recognise Indigenous peoples and culture as part of the food system.

Aspirations for the food regulatory system (PDF 264 KB)

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