Foodwise (news articles)
01 June 2015
Foodwise issue 37, June 2015
The Food Authority’s Chief Scientist Dr Lisa Szabo and Senior Technical Officer Bruce Nelan co-authored an article for a recent issue of Food Australia Magazine explaining decisions made at the Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (the Forum) earlier this year regarding raw milk and raw milk products.
The Forum, which comprises Australian and New Zealand ministers responsible for food regulation, found that the level of risk associated with the commercial supply of raw cow’s milk products for human consumption cannot be sufficiently reduced.
The co-authored article gives a balanced assessment of the laws involved and explanation for the decisions including the legal anomaly that allowed European Gruyere, Sbrinz, Emmental and Roqufort raw milk cheeses be produced in Australia while equivalent local products were prohibited.
Full article can be read on the website at http://foodaust.com. au/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/ food_safety.pdf