Administration of the Code

There are various layers to the administration of the Code of Practice for Whole Grain Ingredient Content Claims (the Code). The GLNC Board has ultimate responsibility for the governance of the Code including its purpose, effective management and reporting to stakeholders. The Code Manager coordinates the day to day management of the Code, with the assistance of a Steering Committee and Complaints Advisory Committee.


Code Manager
E: codemanager@glnc.org.au T: +61 2 9394 8661


Code Steering Committee

The core function of the Steering Committee is to support the management of the Code. Specific duties include:

  1. Overseeing the review of uptake and effectiveness of the Code.
  2. Providing input into the monitoring of compliance with the provisions of the Code. This includes compliance via Registered User reporting and the complaints resolution procedure.
  3. Providing strategic advice to GLNC on the value of the Code to industry and any repositioning or initiatives that may improve its effectiveness.
  4. Overseeing periodic review of the Code and amendment as required.

Membership:
There are 5 members on the Code Steering Committee:

  • Chair – GLNC Managing Director or delegate
  • Food industry representatives (2)
  • External stakeholders (2)

The Steering Committee will meet twice each year.


Code Complaints Advisory Committee

The Complaints Advisory Committee will provide advice and guidance on an as needed basis in relation to any Complaints or breaches of the Code. If a Complaint is made, or a breach of the Code has occurred, the Code Manager or the GLNC Board may, at any time, refer that matter to the Complaints Advisory Committee for assessment and recommendation of an appropriate course of action to address that Complaint or Code breach. Any recommendations of the Complaints Advisory Committee will not be binding on GLNC or the affected Registered User. However, the Code Manager or the GLNC Board (as appropriate) will have regard to those recommendations when dealing with the relevant Complaint or Code breach. For details of the Complaints Handling Procedure click here.

Membership:
There are 5 members on the Code Complaints Advisory Committee:

  • Chair – a member of the legal profession selected and appointed by GLNC
  • Food industry representatives (2)
  • External stakeholders (2)

The Complaints Advisory Committee will meet on an ‘as needed’ basis.

 

For full details on the administration of the Code download a copy of the Code of Practice for Whole Grain Ingredient Content Claims.