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FOOD STANDARDS AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND ACT 1991 - SECT 104

Authority to respond to request

             (1)  If the Forum on Food Regulation requests the Authority to review the standard or variation:

                     (a)  the review is to be conducted, subject to any directions given under subsection 103(2), in such manner as the Authority considers appropriate; and

                     (b)  the Authority must complete the review, and make a decision under subsection (2):

                              (i)  within 3 months after the request was made; or

                             (ii)  if the Forum allows a longer period--within that longer period.

             (2)  After completing a review under this section of the standard or variation, the Authority must:

                     (a)  re-affirm its decision to approve the standard or variation; or

                     (b)  prepare a proposal under section 55 for the development of:

                              (i)  the variation, or further variation, of the relevant standard; or

                             (ii)  a replacement standard.

Note:          The Board must not delegate its powers to act on behalf of the Authority under this subsection--see section 150.

             (3)  The Authority must give to the Forum on Food Regulation within 10 business days after making its decision:

                     (a)  written notice of its decision under subsection (2); and

                     (b)  the Authority's reasons for making that decision.



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