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Food: a Growth IndustryThe difficulties of balancing public health and consumer protection against the needs of business to be competitive and efficient are nowhere better illustrated than in the area of food regulation. The recently completed Food Regulation Review, chaired by Dr Bill Blair, has spent 12 months considering these issues, while undertaking extensive consultation with government, consumers and all sectors of the food industry (primary industry, manufacturing, retail and export). The final report of the Food Regulation Review, Food: a Growth Industry, was released in late August 1998. It makes recommendations for major legislative, procedural and structural reforms to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the food regulatory system in Australia. The report will be considered by governments, ministerial councils and the Council of Australian Governments.
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This article was published in Communicable Diseases Intelligence Volume 22, No 10, 1 October 1998.