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Chapter 6 –​ Other information

ACCC

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

ADI

Acceptable daily intake

AFGC

Australian Food and Grocery Council

Agriculture

Australian Government Department of Agriculture

ANAO

Australian National Audit Office

APEC

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Forum)

APS

Australian Public Service

APVMA

Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority

ATDS

Australian Total Diet Study

AusAID

Australian Agency for International Development

ATO

Australian Taxation Office

CCCF

Codex Committee on Contaminants in Food

CCFA

Codex Committee on Food Additives

CCFH

Codex Committee on Food Hygiene

CCFL

Codex Committee on Food Labelling

CCFICS

Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Inspection Certification Systems

CCNFSDU

Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses

COAG

Council of Australian Governments

Codex

Codex Alimentarius Commission and its committees

EEO

Equal Employment Opportunity

FAO

Food and Agriculture Organization

FDA

United States Food and Drug Administration

FOI

Freedom of Information

FRSC

Food Regulation Standing Committee

FSANZ

Food Standards Australia New Zealand

FSANZ Act

Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991

GM

Genetically modified

IGA

Inter-Government Agreement

ILSI

International Life Sciences Institute

INFOSAN

International Food Safety Authorities Network

ISFR

Implementation Subcommittee for Food Regulation

JECFA

The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives

MPI

Ministry for Primary Industries (New Zealand)

MoU

Memorandum of Understanding

MRL

Maximum residue limit

NHMRC

National Health and Medical Research Council

NICNAS

National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme

NUTTAB

Nutrient content of food in Australia (publication)

OBPR

Office of Best Practice Regulation

OECD

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

OGTR

Office of the Gene Technology Regulator

QUADS

Food Safety Quadrilateral meetings, involving Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States

SCSC

APEC Sub-Committee on Standards and Conformance

SES

Senior Executive Service

TGA

Therapeutic Goods Administration

WHO

World Health Organization

WTO

World Trade Organization

WHS

Work Health and Safety

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Compliance index

FSANZ is a corporate Commonwealth entity (previously known as Commonwealth authorities and companies under the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997). Under the Public Governance Performance and Accountability (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Rule, application of the Commonwealth Authorities (Annual Reporting) Orders 2011 continues to apply to annual reports for these entities for the 2014–15 reporting period.

The checklist below summarises FSANZ's compliance with essential reporting requirements in this annual report.

Requirement
Yes/No
Comment
Page
CAC ACT 1997
Timeframe for tabling in Parliament Yes Report tabled by 31 October 2015 iii
CAC ACT 1997, Schedule 1 – reporting requirements
Report of operations Yes 11 – 70
Financial statements Yes Appendix 4 101
Auditor-General's report Yes Appendix 4 101
Financial statements certification signed by directors Yes Appendix 4 101
Commonwealth authorities (Annual Reporting) orders 2011
Approval by directors [Letter of transmittal] Yes Letter of transmittal iii
Exemptions Nil
Standards of presentation and content Yes Compliant with relevant requirements
Parliamentary standards of presentation (including printing standards) Yes Report is B5, perfect bound with a full colour cover and internals. Internal colours do not bleed to the edge.
Plain English and clear design Yes Report has been redesigned to aid navigability (e.g. improved compliance index) and improve coherence

Contents

Compliance index

General index

iv

124

128
Enabling legislation and responsible Minister
The authority's enabling legislation, including a summary of its objectives and functions Yes FSANZ's operating environment

Roles and priorities

Appendix 6
xvi
60

106
Ministerial responsibility Yes FSANZ's operating environment: the Senator Hon Fiona Nash, Assistant Minister for Health xvi
Ministerial directions and other statutory requirements
Directions issued by the responsible or other Minister Yes n/a
Australian Government policies notified under the CAC Act before 1 July 2008 and still applicable n/a
General Policy Orders applicable under the CAC Act (s.48A) n/a
Directors
Directors' details Yes Members of the FSANZ Board are directors of the agency

Appendix 1
74
Board meeting attendance Yes FSANZ Board

Appendix 1
72
Organisational structure
Organisational structure of the authority (including subsidiaries) Yes Organisational chart

Organisational structure
xix

57
Location of major activities and facilities Yes Organisation chart

Organisation structure

FSANZ employment profile
xix

57

51
Statement on governance
Board committees and their main responsibilities Yes Finance Audit and Risk Management Committee

Other advisory committees
67

68
Education and performance review processes for directors Yes Business planning and management

Appendix 1
67, 68

72
Ethics and risk management policies Yes Finance Audit and Risk Management Committee 67
Related entity transactions
Disclosure of decision-making process by the Board when approval is given to purchase of goods/services from another entity n/a
Disclosure of decision-making process by the Board when a director is also a director of an entity providing goods/services n/a
Disclosure of decision-making process by the Board when aggregate value of transactions exceeds $10,000 Yes Appendix 7 contains details of consultancies over $10,000, reasons for use and selection process 112
Key activities and changes affecting the authority
Significant events under the CAC Act (s.15) Nil
Operational and financial results Yes Appendix 4 – Financial statements 101
Key changes to authority's state of affairs or principal activities Nil
Amendments to the authority's legislation and to any other legislation relevant to its operations Nil
Judicial decisions and reviews by outside bodies
Judicial decisions and administrative tribunal decisions Nil
Reports about the authority by the Auditor-General, a Parliamentary committee, Commonwealth Ombudsman or Office of the Australian Information Commissioner Nil
Subsidiaries
Explanation on missing information on subsidiaries (if applicable) n/a
Indemnities
Indemnity for officers, including premiums paid or agreed to be paid Yes Insurance 68
Disclosure requirements for Government Business Enterprises
n/a
Index
Index of annual report requirements Yes Compliance index 124
Other statutory requirements
Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (s.331A): advertising, market research organisations and advertising campaigns n/a
Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (s.516A): ecologically sustainable development Yes 55
Occupational Health and Safety Act 1991 (s.74): health and safety matters Yes Employment environment 55
Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Schedule 2, Part 4): health and safety matters Yes Employment environment 55

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