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FOOD STANDARDS AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND ACT 1991 - SECT 47

Accepting the application

             (1)  The Authority must, within 15 business days after the application is given to the Authority:

                     (a)  accept the application; or

                     (b)  reject the application.

             (2)  In determining whether to accept or reject the application, the Authority must have regard to the following matters:

                     (a)  whether the application complies with subsection 22(2);

                     (b)  whether the application is so similar to a previous application or proposal for a high level health claims variation that it ought to be rejected;

                     (c)  any other relevant matter.

             (3)  If an application is rejected because it does not comply with subsection 22(2), the application must be disregarded for the purposes of determining whether a later application or proposal for the variation of the standard is so similar to a previous application or proposal that the later application ought to be rejected.



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