12
Nov

Consultation on consistency of food regulatory approaches

By mpconsulting

mpconsulting is working with the Food Regulation Standing Committee to identify key areas of inconsistency in food regulation and the impacts of this on businesses and regulatory outcomes.  We are looking to understand the key areas of inconsistency (within Australia and between Australia and New Zealand) and their impacts in terms of both adverse regulatory outcomes (e.g. undermining food safety objectives, causing reputational damage to the food regulatory system, creating confusion for consumers, creating challenges for monitoring and enforcement, etc.) and adverse outcomes. Read more...
24
Jun

Consumer engagement in aged care – surveys for aged care providers and consumers

By mpconsulting

The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (the Commission) has engaged mpconsulting to explore better practice models for engagement between aged care providers and people receiving aged care services. More information on this project is available here. As part of this work, we are seeking input from aged care providers and people receiving aged care services (including their family, friends and carers) on existing models of engagement and how these work in practice. To do this, we have released two. Read more...
25
Feb

Five Year Review of the Health Star Rating System – Draft Review Report open for consultation

By mpconsulting

The Five Year Review of the Health Star Rating (HSR) System is considering how well the objectives of the HSR System have been met and identifying options for improvements. Since the Review commenced, we have: reviewed 483 public submissions, with a report published in October 2017 met with a wide range of stakeholders including government, public health and consumer organisations, academics and industry across Australia and New Zealand met with the HSR Advisory Committee to observe operations and governance arrangements and. Read more...
12
Oct

UPDATED 1 NOVEMBER - HSR System enhancements consultation

By mpconsulting

The Health Star Rating (HSR) System is a voluntary front-of-pack labelling (FoPL) scheme that rates the overall nutritional profile of packaged food and assigns it a rating from 0.5 to 5 stars. With a focus on processed packaged foods, the objective of the HSR System is to provide convenient, relevant and readily understood nutrition information and/or guidance to assist consumers to make informed food purchases and healthier eating choices. In July 2017, mpconsulting was engaged to undertake a Five Year Review. Read more...
30
Jul

Second round of forums for the HSR review

By mpconsulting

In February to April this year, we facilitated nine public forums across Australia and in New Zealand to hear from stakeholders on a range of issues significant to the five year review of the HSR system. In November 2018, we will facilitate a second round of forums. These forums will enable stakeholders to continue to provide input on key issues for the review, including on options for system enhancements. The forums will be hosted in Sydney, Auckland and Melbourne. As. Read more...