The Strategy provides a clear strategic direction to ensure that FSANZ continues to provide world-class risk assessment advice to inform decision-making and support public health and safety. It aims to position us as a recognised leader in food regulatory science in the region and ensure that our brand is a guarantee of the highest quality scientific standards.
An ambitious focus of the Strategy is to build stronger linkages with academia and industry through consortia to address regulatory problems, and to further leverage from trusted regulatory partners to build upon our scientific capabilities so that we can keep pace with new food risks and risk assessment methodologies.
Our well-developed collaborative relationships will enhance our ability to monitor, predict and target risks and trends and enable timely identification of emerging risks and issues.
The Strategy is particularly important in our resource-constrained environment to ensure our scientific assessments are robust and defensible and that FSANZ continues to have capability to develop science-based regulations and procedures that are consistent with international standards and facilitate efficient trade across international markets.
Through this Strategy we also aim to enhance the way that we describe our science to consumers to build understanding of how the scientific assessment process is used to underpin standards setting and build confidence in the food supply.