Jul 13, 2009

Public health doesn’t cut it in Food Standards Board

Nutritionist Dr Rosemary Stanton reveals the low profile of public health in new Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) Board appointments.

The Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Mark Butler, has just announced four new appointments and three reappointments to the FSANZ Board.

FSANZ develops food standards for what goes into our foods and what goes onto food labels so, naturally enough, the FSANZ Board needs some members with connections to the food industry, even though they would at times have strong conflicts of interest with Board matters.

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