CHANGES to retail butcher auditing and live seafood handling are among the recommendations from a Parliamentary food safety inquiry.The recommendations are by the Rural and Regional Committee into Food Safety Regulation, which tabled its final report in Parliament today.
The committee, chaired by Paul Weller, has recommended local councils be responsible for auditing retail butchers.
"Local councils already audit butchers in supermarkets and other local food businesses and they originally monitored all retail butchers," Mr Weller said.
"We believe they have the skill and ability to once again take responsibility for all butchers without compromising food safety."
The Committee also made recommendations about removing the disadvantage fisherman face in comparison to other states.
In his foreward Mr Weller said the disadvantage was to do with the national standard on seafood being implemented inconsistently.