Acting FSANZ CEO Peter May said the arrangements had been revised to better reflect the administrative costs associated with certain applications to amend the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Code).
“We have consulted with industry and developed a costing model that takes into account the different levels of work required throughout the application process. This will give applicants a more accurate estimate of the actual charge,” Mr May said.
Less than two percent of FSANZ's total revenue is generated through cost recovery and only a small number of applications to amend the Code incur costs.
The deadline for submissions is 6pm (Canberra time) 2 August 2018.