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BBQ backdown on the food safety act

By johnboy - 21 November 2013 11

Chief Minister Gallagher has stepped outside the Assembly doors and announced she’s amending the food safety act to exempt temporary food stalls selling low risk food.

There’s no formal announcement and I’m not allowed to share the audio I have, so you’ll have to take my word for it.

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11 Responses to
BBQ backdown on the food safety act
Pork Hunt 9:40 am 22 Nov 13

Add puppets to the list of RiotACT merchandise (stickers and t-shirts) I’d like to see. 🙂

johnboy 8:23 am 22 Nov 13

That’s how PR works.

PantsMan 6:34 am 22 Nov 13

johnboy said :

because it was provided on condition I not publish it.

And if I did publish it then I wouldn’t get things provided anymore.

Is this a f*&king Police State?

HiddenDragon 1:23 am 22 Nov 13

I imagine it was something like this:

http://www.johnhartstudios.com/wallpaper/images/wiz18001200.jpg

(Let them eat cake)

Dick Tracy 10:28 pm 21 Nov 13

johnboy said :

because it was provided on condition I not publish it.

And if I did publish it then I wouldn’t get things provided anymore.

Fancy that, the good old ACT government ensuring that facts don’t actually get reported ! I guess that’s why they own the place 😉

thatsnotme 10:14 pm 21 Nov 13

So did your audio sound something like:

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher says the new food safety regulations were never designed to target charity barbecues.

“The changes we brought into the Food Safety Act were really around the increasing prevalence of venues that sell food and sell high-risk food to the community,” she said.

“For example supermarkets, petrol stations, large sporting organisations are all selling food that were not subject to the same regulations or standards that restaurants are.”

Ms Gallagher says the laws will now be changed to exempt temporary food stalls selling low-risk items.

“Certainly the feedback we’ve had from the community is that they don’t think the barbecues, sausage sizzles should be subject to food safety standards,” she said.

“I have a couple of areas where I have some concern with that, but certainly the overwhelming view is barbecues, sausage sizzles should be exempted and we are currently working on a way to do that throu gh the law.”

Ms Gallagher says it is easier to exempt community barbeques and sausage sizzles than introduce new laws which could become confusing.

“People if they buy sausages from a sausage sizzle, they do it at their own risk, they make their own judgements about that,” she said.

“But we will concentrate our efforts on the other temporary food stalls. It’s not everyone exempted, but a particular group.”

which now appears on the ABC website?

johnboy 10:01 pm 21 Nov 13

because it was provided on condition I not publish it.

And if I did publish it then I wouldn’t get things provided anymore.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 9:56 pm 21 Nov 13

Not shitting on you, 100% curious . Why can’t you share the audio and what would be the consequences?

poetix 9:34 pm 21 Nov 13

punters all said sheesh!
at laws for snags and fresh quiche –
so our burghers flipped

Thumper 9:17 pm 21 Nov 13

maxblues said :

Apparently the plan hit a snag.

Well played sir….

maxblues 8:16 pm 21 Nov 13

Apparently the plan hit a snag.

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