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Environmental Health Unit - Food Safety Policy and Regulation Section

Role

Queensland Health's Food Safety Policy and Regulation Section is the lead agency in Queensland for food legislation, policy and standards.  This includes food safety in the manufacturing, food service and retail sectors, and food composition and labelling.  The Section is responsible for the Food Act 2006 and the Food Regulation 2006.

The Minister for Health is the lead Minister for Queensland on the Australia and New Zealand Food Regulation Ministerial Council, which is primarily responsible for the development of domestic food regulatory policy.  The Food Safety Policy and Regulation Section is responsible for the development of a whole of government position on issues considered by the Ministerial Council and for briefing the Minister on food safety and standards issues.

Key issues

In Queensland, the Food Safety Policy and Regulation Section leads the coordination, management and response to:

The Section leads Queensland's role in:

The Section also has enforcement responsibilities, mainly by providing advice and leadership to Queensland Health Population Health Units, related to the following:

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Legislation

The Food Safety Policy and Regulation Section is responsible for the development and implementation of the following legislation in Queensland:

Key partners

Food safety resources

A number of useful fact sheets and information booklets for food industry and consumers are available at:

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Last Updated: 23 June 2008
Last Reviewed: 23 June 2008