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Food Standards Australia New Zealand Amendment Bill 2007

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The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia





Food Standards Australia New Zealand Amendment Bill 2007


(1)     Schedule 1, page 6 (after line 2), after item 11, insert:

11B  Subsection 3(1)


public health is the organised response by society to protect, promote and restore health, and to prevent illness, injury and disability at a population level, recognising the multidimensional nature of the determinants of health, including biological, behavioural, social and environmental factors.

[definition - public health]

(2)     Schedule 1, item 74, page 37 (line 5), at the end of section 42, add:

                     ; or (iii)  involves the addition of vitamins or minerals to food.

[addition of vitamins and minerals]

(3)     Schedule 1, item 74, page 56 (lines 31 to 34), omit paragraph 95(2)(d).

[urgency because of trade impact]

(4)     Schedule 2, item 9, page 79 (lines 2 to 16), omit section 51, substitute:

51  Calling for submissions

             (1)  When applying for a high level health claims variation, the Authority must give public notice calling for submissions relating to the matters mentioned in subsection (2).

             (2)  The notice must:

                     (a)  state that the Authority has prepared a draft high level health claims variation; and

                     (b)  include a copy of the draft variation, or state how a copy of the draft variation can be obtained; and

                     (c)  call for written submissions, for the purpose of the Authority’s consideration of the draft variation, to be given to the Authority within the period specified in the notice (the submission period ).

[public notification]

(5)     Schedule 3, item 5, page 89 (line 10), omit “ draft after review ”, substitute “ or request second review of draft after first review ”.

[review opportunities]

(6)     Schedule 3, item 5, page 89 (line 17), at the end of subsection 88(1), add:

      ; or (d)  request that the Authority review the draft.

[review opportunities]

(7)     Schedule 3, item 5, page 89 (after line 19), after section 88, insert:

88A  Second Review

                   A second review is to be conducted in the same manner as the first review as provided for in this Division.

[review opportunities]