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FOOD STANDARDS AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND ACT 1991 - SECT 34

Notifying the Forum on Food Regulation

             (1)  If the Authority approves a draft standard or a draft variation of a standard, the Authority must, within 10 business days after the approval:

                     (a)  give the Forum on Food Regulation:

                              (i)  a written notification of the approval; and

                             (ii)  a copy of the report prepared by the Authority under section 33; and

                     (b)  give public notice of the approval, together with information about where further information about the draft standard or draft variation may be obtained; and

                     (c)  publish a notice on the Authority's website that states:

                              (i)  that the draft standard or draft variation has been approved; and

                             (ii)  that the Forum has been notified that the draft standard or draft variation has been approved; and

                            (iii)  that the Forum may request the Authority to review the draft standard or draft variation under Division 3; and

                            (iv)  where further information about the draft standard or draft variation may be obtained.

             (2)  If the Authority has notified the Forum on Food Regulation under subsection (1), the Forum may direct the Authority to give the Forum such information as the Forum reasonably requires for the purpose of assisting the Forum to make a decision about the draft under Division 3.

Note:          The process followed by the Forum on Food Regulation after receiving notification under this section is set out in Division 3.



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