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FOOD STANDARDS AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND ACT 1991 - SECT 106

Forum on Food Regulation may revoke or amend standard or variation

             (1)  If the Authority notifies the Forum on Food Regulation that the Authority has decided under paragraph 104(2)(a) to re-affirm the standard or variation, the Forum must, within 60 days after the notification:

                     (a)  inform the Authority that the Forum does not intend to revoke or amend the standard or variation; or

                     (b)  by legislative instrument, revoke or amend the standard or variation with effect from a date specified in the instrument.

Note 1:       Section 42 (disallowance) of the Legislation Act 2003 does not apply to the instrument of revocation or amendment: see subsection 44(1) of that Act.

Note 2:       Part 4 of Chapter 3 (sunsetting) of the Legislation Act 2003 does not apply to the instrument of revocation or amendment: see subsection 54(1) of that Act.

             (2)  If the Forum on Food Regulation decides to revoke or amend the standard or variation, the Forum must:

                     (a)  prepare a notice setting out the reasons for that decision; and

                     (b)  give the Authority a copy of the notice; and

                     (c)  publish a copy of the notice on the internet.

          (2A)  Upon receiving a copy of the notice, the Authority must give public notice of the Forum on Food Regulation's notice.

             (3)  Before amending the standard or variation, the Forum on Food Regulation must give the Authority an opportunity to submit to the Forum a draft of the text of the amendment.

             (4)  As soon as practicable after the Forum on Food Regulation decides to revoke or amend the standard or variation, the Authority must:

                     (a)  prepare a notice stating that the revocation or amendment is to come into effect on the date specified in the instrument of revocation or amendment; and

                     (b)  cause a copy of the notice to be published:

                              (i)  in the Gazette ; and

                             (ii)  in the New Zealand Gazette;

                            together with information about where the text of the revocation or amendment may be obtained or inspected; and

                     (d)  publish on the Authority's website a copy of:

                              (i)  the notice; and

                             (ii)  the text of the instrument of revocation or amendment.

             (5)  If a standard or variation is the subject of a notice under subsection (4), the standard or variation is taken to have been made under this Act if and when the standard or variation comes into effect under the instrument of revocation or amendment.



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