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1 Mastering Supply Chain Integrity in the Australian Food Industry – FSANZ’s Contribution Janine Lewis Food Standards Australia New Zealand DEEDI sponsored R&D forum, Brisbane, May 2011

2 Standard setting FSANZ (consistent with Codex) Enforcement States/Territories/ISC FSANZ (monitoring) AQIS (imported foods) Local government Policy Ministerial Council (States/Territories/Aust/NZ) (health/agriculture portfolios) FSANZ Act The system Food regulatory system depends on effective collaboration.

3 Board Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) OGTR TGA AQIS Committees and advisory groups Australia New Zealand States and Territories Ministerial Council Food Reg’tion Standing C’tee Implementation Sub-c’tee Stakeholder input Food regulatory players © FSANZ 2006

4 Food safety practices and programs Food Standards Code Labelling, including claims Contaminants and residues Added substances and new foods Composition of food products Labelling of allergens and other warnings (Australia only)

5 Implementation Sub-Committee (ISC) Responsible for consistent implementation and enforcement of food standards. The ISC work plan has eight (8) operational components. Each component has a 3-year work plan.

6 Component 1: ISC Coordinated Food Survey Plan 3-year forward plan (e.g ) Actioned by FSANZ, states and territories and/or New Zealand For purpose of enforcement, research, response to food incidents (recalls) Lead agency & participants Sets out timeframe for planning, sampling & analysis and report writing

7 Surveillance Priority Factors Potential risk to human health & safety. Importance of the food in the total diet. Persistence, ubiquity and abundance of the agent in the environment. Feasibility of measuring the level of the problem in a reliable manner. Potential economic or social impact of the problem Public perception of risk or adverse impact.

8 Results of analytical food surveys Contribute to FSANZ’s scientific evidence base. Provide data on concentrations of chemicals of interest in foods for estimation of dietary intake. Can inform food standards setting process. Can inform enforcement and identify potential issues for follow up.

9 Recalls in 2010 Total of 53 recalls; 7 at trade level Some recalls linked to National Food Incidents including: –High iodine soy beverage and seaweeds –Metal fragments in salt –Weight loss products containing sibutramine


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