DO YOU WANT TO SEE THE GREATER AVAILABILITY OF RAW MILK PRODUCTS IN AUSTRALIA?
The Food Standards Authority, FSANZ, is calling for submissions on a review of the regulations relating to the sale of raw milk products.
Submissions close on 10 January 2014.
Michelle Dyer and Jonathan Cooper from Harvest Feast explain the background:
“Thanks for posting. This came out of FSANZ’s original proposal P1022, which effectively led the Chief Scientist to declare that raw milk is too unsafe. Reps on that proposal’s SDC were largely from big dairy industry (vested interest) who also submitted that the risks of raw milk are too great for what big industry considers is a safe quality product. There were 75 submissions, most by industry & also from WA, SA, Qld & NSW regulatory authorities in favour of banning raw milk. There was only one consumer rep (from the CWA, bless them) on that SDC. It’s time we used our networks (so thank you for posting!) to ensure wider awareness of the opportunity to comment & have input into the shape of our food systems. Rather than continue with the anti-food sovereignty path of large industry & regulatory authorities reducing food rights via large supply-chain processes which not only ignore/
exclude small producers, but actually hurt them as well (either intentionally or not).
What is a submission? It can just be an email stating your view, that’s perfectly acceptable. So if you don’t have time to go through the online submission process, have a read of what’s proposed, then email your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org, with heading “Submission Proposal P1022″. Simple. Have your say!!”