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You can contact the media unit by calling 0401 714 265 (Australia) or +61 401 714 265 (from New Zealand) or email us at media@foodstandards.gov.au.

If your question relates to a food complaint or a food safety issue you need to contact an enforcement agency. Food standards are enforced by the states and territories (usually their health or human services departments) or, in some cases, by local government. These authorities regularly check food products for compliance with the Food Standards Code. 
 
Only Australian states and territories and the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries have enforcement powers. While these jurisdictions have the power to mandate a recall, most recalls are initiated by the food business. FSANZ has no enforcement powers so cannot mandate, order or force a recall to occur. FSANZ coordinates the recall with the relevant jurisdiction and the food business.
 
The Imported Food Inspection Scheme is administered by the Departmen​t of Agriculture and Water Resources​. The department is responsible for inspecting and sampling imported food.  
 
For information about food recalls visit our food recalls page.

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Publications

Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation communiqués

Subscription service - use this service to subscribe to:

  • Food Standards News (email newsletter published monthly) contains regular standard updates
  • Food Surveillance Newsletter - an online newsletter providing results of national food surveys, background information on recalls, imported foods, the Australian Total Diet Survey and other food monitoring and surveillance activities
  • Food Standards Notification Circular - advice on progress with applications and proposals, including reports released for public comment
  • Food Recall Alerts - Australian food recall alerts are issued via email to inform the public of new consumer level recall
  • Food Standards Gazette - lists the amendments to the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.

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We accept many invitations to speak at conferences and events. However there are times when it is not possible for a FSANZ staff member to attend. Please read our speaker engagement policy if you would like a FSANZ staff member to speak at an event.

Conference advertising policy

Organisations may seek to advertise upcoming conferences in FSANZ subscriber-based publications. Please read our conference advertising policy for the types of conferences which may be advertised and the conditions for advertising.  

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