Second Reading Speeches

Imported Food Control Amendment Bill 2017

Type
Government
Portfolio
Agriculture and Water Resources
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the

Imported Food Control Act 1992
to: require a food safety management certificate from importers of certain foods where at-border testing alone is insufficient to provide assurance of food safety; enable food to be held at the border where there is uncertainty about the safety of a particular food and where the scientific approach to verify its safety is not established; provide additional powers to monitor and manage new and emerging risks; recognise a foreign country’s food safety regulatory system where it is equivalent to Australia’s food safety system; establish differentiated enforcement provisions to enable a graduated approach to non-compliance; require importers of food to keep records to enable traceability of food; and make technical amendments.