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FOOD STANDARDS AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND ACT 1991 - SECT 113

Review of food regulatory measures

             (1)  The Authority may review a food regulatory measure at the request of a body or person, or on its own initiative, in such manner as the Authority considers appropriate.

             (2)  If the Forum on Food Regulation requests the Authority to review a standard:

                     (a)  the Authority must review the standard; and

                     (b)  subject to any directions under subsection (3), the Authority may conduct the review in such manner as the Authority considers appropriate.

             (3)  The Forum on Food Regulation may give to the Authority such directions as it thinks fit in relation to the conduct of a review under subsection (2). Such a direction is not a legislative instrument.

             (4)  If the Forum on Food Regulation requests the Authority to review a standard under subsection (2), the Authority must complete that review:

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

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

             (5)  After completing a review under subsection (2), the Authority must notify the Forum on Food Regulation of the result of the review.

             (6)  As soon as practicable after the Authority has reviewed a food regulatory measure under this section, it may prepare a proposal for the development of a food regulatory measure in substitution for the food regulatory measure that has been reviewed.

             (7)  If the Authority prepares a proposal under this section, this Part has effect as if the proposal were a proposal under section 55.



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