Sector Updates

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Food

The following information covers projects and publications between 1 November to 30 November 2019There are no new projects approved for development, drafts for public comment or recent publications for this sector this month.

International Participation

Proposal to establish an ISO Technical Committee on surfaces with biocidal and antimicrobial properties

A proposal to establish a new ISO technical committee on ‘surfaces with biocidal and antimicrobial properties’ has been submitted by AFNOR, the National Standards Body of France. Australian stakeholders are invited to share their view on the proposal with Standards Australia to help inform the Australian position.

This proposed committee would manage standardization of test methods used to assess the biocidal performance and efficacy of any surfaces with antimicrobial activities, including their compatibility with different families of disinfectants and cleaning agents.

Areas of interest include medical and veterinary applications, aerospace, agriculture, food hygiene and other industrial fields, institutional and domestic applications.

For more information about the proposal or to share your view, please email Mark Bowden, Stakeholder Engagement Manager, at [email protected].

Establishment of Technical Committee ISO/TC 326 – Machinery intended for use with foodstuffs

A new technical committee, ISO/TC 326 – Machinery intended for use with foodstuff, has been established at ISO. Australia is currently an Observing (O) Member of ISO/TC 326.
The committee will manage standardisation of individual machine types and their accessories used in the foodstuffs supply chain, as well as processing systems and complete production lines consisting of these machines. All these machines process various raw materials and ingredients into intermediate food products and/or ready-to-eat food.

The standards to be created in this TC deal with specific and typical aspects of machines used in the food industry. These aspects include – but are not limited to – health and safety at work for operators (safety of food machinery) and consumer health and safety (food safety). Standards of this TC also focus on hygienic design principles

For more information about the committee or if you are interested in finding out how AU could participate in this work, please email the Stakeholder Engagement Management team, at [email protected].


Withdrawals and Reconfirmations