Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) today released a consultation paper on the proposed approach to the next phase of a review of microbiological limits in the Food Standards Code.
FSANZ Acting Chief Executive Officer Dr Marion Healy said the aim of the review was to ensure the limits are practical and clear for both industry and enforcement agencies and consistent with contemporary practices.
“The limits in the code were set before 2000 and since that time approaches to food safety have evolved, along with our understanding of how to manage pathogens in the food chain,” Dr Healy said.
“We have already reviewed the limits for Listeria monocytogenes and we need to ensure the remaining criteria are appropriate.
“This paper outlines how we intend to approach this work and seeks information to help inform our approach.”
The closing date for submissions is 27 February 2015.
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