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Permit charities to provide food frozen prior to the 'use by date' or 'best before date' to the needy of the community

Eligibility - Queensland citizens

Principal Petitioner:

Pastor Jock Bamford
PO Box 91

Total Signatures - 1827

Sponsoring Member: Evan Moorhead MP

Posting Date: 7/10/2008

Tabled Date: 7/10/2008

Responded By: Hon Stephen Robertson MP on 28/11/2008

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland
The petition of citizens of the State of Queensland advises that under the current Food Act 2006, section 39(4) Compliance with food standard code, and Standard 1.2.5 clause 3, Prohibition of Food Sold after the use-by date prohibits the provision of thousands of tonnes of good nutritional food annually to be provided to the desperately needy & homeless people, which will otherwise be dumped to landfill. Your petitioners therefore request the House to enact relevant legislation similar to the Good Samaritan Act in Victoria, which is necessary to permit charities to provide food frozen prior to the 'use by date' or 'best before date' or any other form of expiry date for provision to the needy of the community.