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Purpose of the FSANZ Regulatory Science Strategy

​​​​​(October 2019) 

FSANZ's role is to protect public health and safety by developing food standards that are informed by the best available scientific evidence, providing food standards information and by coordinating aspects of the food regulatory system.

Our decision-making is supported by robust evidence and sustained high quality scientific capability. This ambitious strategy sets out our plan to develop and maintain our scientific evidence base and risk assessment methodologies, expand our capabilities, leverage resources through strategic partnerships, and communicate our science to meet stakeholder needs.

The Strategy positions us to achieve the strategic direction set by our Board as a recognised leader of food regulatory science in our region, the trusted coordinator of credible information on food safety, and ensures that the risk analysis framework remains appropriate to respond to the challenges of a dynamic food system.

It also outlines how we will continue to align our work in the three priority areas set by the Ministers responsible for food regulation.

Maintaining and expanding our regulatory science capabilities will enable FSANZ to remain flexible and agile in meeting the needs of a constantly evolving food production system, for the benefit of food producers, manufacturers and consumers.


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