Review of Food Labelling Law and Policy

Public Consultation

This page provides information on public consultation related to the Review of Food Labelling Law and Policy

The Food Labelling Law and Policy Review Panel was committed to ensuring that the review considered all relevant issues, and as such on 26 October 2009 a call was made for individuals and organisations to make brief submissions about labelling issues the Panel should consider, within the scope of the Terms of Reference. This initial submissions round was designed to identify issues that the public would like to be considered as part of the Review, and stakeholders were asked to provide data, evidence and/or documentation to support their views, where possible. This round closed on 20 November 2009 and more than 6000 submissions were received. An overview of the issues raised in these submissions is provided in the Summary of the Submissions to the Initial Public Consultation and is also included at Appendix C of the Final Report of the Review of Food Labelling Law and Policy.

The Review Panel used the submissions from the initial round of consultation to inform the Issues Consultation Paper. This paper was released on 5 March 2010 and formed the basis of an extensive second round of public consultation held from 5 March to 14 May 2010.

From 17 March to 7 May 2010, the Panel held a series of public meetings in all capital cities in Australia and in New Zealand. Written records of the public consultation meetings are available below. The Panel also invited interested individuals and organisations to make written submissions in response to the Issues Consultation Paper. The closing date for providing written submissions was 14 May 2010. The written submissions to the Panel during the second round of public consultation are publicly available.

Consultation Records

Perth

Wellington (NZ)

Christchurch (NZ)

Sydney

Canberra

Darwin

Adelaide

Melbourne

Brisbane





Page last updated: 28 January, 2011