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Food Surveillance News

(August 2017)

Food Surveillance News keeps consumers informed about food surveillance activities and includes the results of national food surveys such as the Australian Total Diet Study, background information on recalls, imported foods, and other food monitoring and surveillance activities in Australia and overseas. FSANZ works collaboratively on Food Surveillance News with the states and territories and New Zealand.

In 2012, FSANZ changed how we published Food Surveillance News. Surveys and news items are now published individually. Subscribers will be alerted to publication of the surveys and other items as they are published through a notification email.

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FSANZ works closely with the states and territories in Australia on surveillance activities.

Surveillance news

Food Standards Australia New Zealand

April 2016

Survey of scheduled pharmaceuticals in foods intended to promote weight loss

December 2015

Survey of tinned fruits for tin, lead and arsenic

April 2014

Report on survey of arsenic in apple and pear juice

Combined survey and risk assessment for cyanogenic glycosides

Department of Agriculture

Imported food inspection data - Imported food inspection data is available in 6 monthly reports.

NSW Food Authority

Survey of Listeria monocytogenes in sliced pre-packaged RTE meats (PDF 303kb)

New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries

Caffeine in guarana-containing foods (PDF 136kb) - A survey of the caffeine, theobromine and theophylline content of guarana-containing foods available for sale in Australia and New Zealand.

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Archived editions

Editions of Food Surveillance News back to 2010 are available. If you would like earlier editions please contact us.

Food recalls

Foods which may pose a health and safety risk to consumers are removed from distribution. A recall may be instigated by manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers, medical practitioners, government agencies and consumers. FSANZ is the coordinating agency for all food recalls in Australia and the Ministry for Primary Industries is the responsible authority in New Zealand.

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