Regulation

Industry working group on regulation

We have created an industry working group to focus on the regulation of cellular agriculture products in Australia.

In parallel with our work in food safety regulation, CAA has created an Industry Working Group to focus on the regulation of cellular agriculture products in Australia.

Overview

We bring key stakeholders together to discuss the regulation of food products created using cellular agriculture technologies.

The industry working group creates an opportunity for companies and researchers involved in precision fermentation and cell cultivation to openly discuss their technology use and product development plans, to identify and overcome regulatory barriers.

Members (as at December 2023)

  • Andrew Laslett, Head of Research & Development, Magic Valley
  • Bianca Curzio, Regulatory Director, Nourish Ingredients
  • Dean Powell, Senior SciTech Analyst, Good Food Institute APAC
  • Graham Hobba, Chief Scientist, Cauldron Ferm
  • Jessica Monk, Head of Product & Marketing, Eden Brew
  • Jolieke van der Pols, Program Lead Food Innovation, Centre for Agriculture & the Bioeconomy, QUT
  • Kim Tonnet, Head of Regulatory Affairs & Government Relations, All G Foods
  • Markus Wagner, Associate Professor of Law, University of Wollongong
  • Megan Redmond, Head of Government Relations & Policy, Food Frontier
  • Nick Connell, Regulatory Project Manager, Vow Food
  • Rozita Vaskoska, Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO
  • Simon Schmidt, Research Manager - Bioscience, The Australian Wine Research Institute
  • Siobhan Coster, Co-founder / CEO, Eclipse
  • Sonja Kukuljan, Director of Science & Nutrition, Noumi Limited

Our current priorities include:
  • Incorporating cellular agriculture processes & products into the existing Food Standards Code  (cultivated meat)
  • Incorporating cellular agriculture processes & products into the existing Food Standards Code  (precision fermentation)
  • Food safety regulations that better reflect the use of genetic modification in precision fermentation

Three Technical Working Groups have also been established to progress the regulatory changes the sector would like to see that would provide clarity and consistency to cellular agriculture companies seeking to commercialise products made using cell cultivation and precision fermentation.

More information about our Industry Working Group is available from: 

Victoria Taylor - Head of Sector Building and Advocacy

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