Food Bill

Published date: 16 Aug 2013

Public submissions have been called on the Food Bill.

The closing date for submissions was Friday, 16 August 2013

The Food Bill was returned to the Primary Production Select Committee for further consideration on 2 July 2013. The Minister for Food Safety, Hon Nikki Kaye has released a Supplementary Order Paper containing further proposed amendments to the bill. The Minister’s proposed amendments seek to clarify issues relating to industry programmes, food handler guidance, fundraising, seeds for sowing, regulations for charging fees, standards in relation to GM foods, and ensuring the legislation is aligned to recent legislative developments.

The bill is available for download from the `Related documents´ panel. Print copies can be ordered online from Bennetts Government Bookshops.

The committee requires 2 copies of each submission if made in writing. Those wishing to include any information of a private or personal nature in a submission should first discuss this with the clerk of the committee, as submissions are usually released to the public by the committee. Those wishing to appear before the committee to speak to their submissions should state this clearly and provide a daytime telephone contact number. To assist with administration please supply your postcode and an email address if you have one.

Further guidance on making a submission can be found from the Making a Submission to a Parliamentary Select Committee link in the `Related documents´ panel.