Food Standards Australia New Zealand – Board nominations

10 Nov 2016

AMA members are invited to nominate for the Board of Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ).

FSANZ has invited the AMA to provide nominees for the consumer, science and/or public health positions on the GSANZ Board. FSANZ is an independent statutory authority responsible for developing and administering the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code, which lists requirements for foods such as additives, food safety, labelling and GM foods.

Nominees must have relevant expertise: good knowledge of consumer rights and consumer affairs policy for the consumer position; expertise in one or more of public health, food science, food allergy, nutrition, medical science, microbiology, food safety and biotechnology in the case of the public health/science position.

Favourable consideration will be given to nominees who clearly demonstrate certain criteria including: eminence and standing; a knowledge of boards and the standards setting process; an understanding of governance issues; a demonstrated capacity to undertake tasks; a clear independent role from a current regulator (government); and an ability to make decisions independently of any organisation or body.

Interested persons are asked to contact AMA Secretary General Anne Trimmer at ama@ama.com by Monday 28 November at the latest, as nominations must be submitted to FSANZ by Wednesday 30 November.

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