Australia’s Foodborne Illness Reduction Strategy 2018-2021+

Page last updated: 29 June 2018

On 29 June 2018 the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (the Forum) endorsed Australia’s Foodborne Illness Reduction Strategy 2018-2021+.

In April 2017 the Forum agreed the Food Regulation System is producing strong food safety outcomes overall and identified three priority areas for 2018 to 2021 and beyond to further strengthen the System. One of these priorities is to reduce foodborne illness, particularly related to Campylobacter and Salmonella. Ministers requested the development of an Australian strategy, noting New Zealand has an existing strategy. The Food Regulation Standing Committee (FRSC) facilitated consultation with industry, public health and consumer stakeholders to develop the Australian strategy.

The Australian strategy focusses on food safety culture, sector based initiatives (horticulture, poultry, eggs and food service), consumer and industry information, research, monitoring and surveillance, and national engagement.

FRSC is responsible for implementing the Australian strategy and providing routine updates to the Forum.

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