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Importer’s Fine Increased to Encourage Food Safety

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Rebekah Carter writes: “Following a major food safety breach by Queensland food import company B&E Packaging, it has been announced that the fine for any breaches of the Imported Food Control Act 1992 will rise from $7,000 to $20,000.The hope is that this boosted fine will serve as an effective deterrent to food importers who may consider ignoring Australia’s strict food safety regulations.”

Read the full article at the Australian Institute of Food Safety (AIFS) website.

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