Poultry Standard development
National consultation for the Poultry Standard was coordinated by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ). The NSW Food Authority, along with interstate regulators, industry representatives and consumers was part of a Standard Development Committee (SDC).
The SDC was established to advise and assist FSANZ with the development of the Poultry Standard and to respond to submissions received through public consultation.
The Poultry Standard was gazetted on 20 May 2010 with a 2 year implementation period. The Final Assessment Report outlines the background, impact and implementation of the Poultry Standard.
Implementation of the Poultry Standard is the responsibility of the states and territories. The Implementation Sub-Committee (ISC) is facilitating a nationally consistent approach to the implementation of the Poultry Standard.
Following the national implementation of the Poultry Standard, FSANZ proposes to evaluate the effectiveness of the Standard in lowering the incidence of Salmonella and Campylobacter in poultry and poultry products.