Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) will be holding a hybrid stakeholder forum on June 20, 2024 in Melbourne, Australia, titled “Collaboration in Food Regulation: Working Together for Impact.” Bringing together experts and thought leaders from across the binational Australian and New Zealand food regulation system, the event is an opportunity to engage closely with key stakeholders in the food sector and strengthen collaboration with partners.

The event will be available to livestream for free. Tickets are also available for in-person attendance for $75 AUD. The forum will be held at the InterContinental Melbourne, beginning at 9:00 A.M. AEST and followed by a networking reception at 5:00 P.M. AEST. More information and registration can be found on the event page.

Open Public Consultations

FSANZ is currently seeking stakeholder comment on two proposals to change the Food Standards Code. The first public consultation relates to code amendments that would permit the use of triacylglycerol lipase from a genetically modified strain of Trichoderma reesei to be used as a processing aid in baking and cereal-based processes. The consultation is open until April 17, 2024 at 6:00 P.M. AEDT.

The second consultation is on amendments to the code that would permit the sale and use of food derived from corn line MON94804, which is genetically modified to have reduced overall plant height. The consultation is open until April 30, 2024 at 6:00 P.M. AEDT.