To: Senator Ludwig

National Food Plan

Dear Senator Ludwig,
Please exempt small producers, organic farms and farmers markets from the onerous documentation requirements that apply under FSANZ 4.1.1 and from the even more onerous requirements which will apply under the National Food Plan.

Why is this important?

Small producers cannot afford the costs involved with developing and running a food safety plan. The big increase in farmers markets over recent years shows that there is a desire for more nutritious food which the big chains cannot provide. By not having a FSP they will be effectively excluded from the food supply chain and stopped from doing business.