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Appendix 7: General and scientific publications

General publications

All publications are available from and limited hard copies of certain publications are available by contacting

Please note the hard copy of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code and User Guides are available from SAI Global at or on +61 3 9278 1144.

Agents of Foodborne Illness
A technical series summarising key information on microorganisms associated with foodborne illness.

First published 2011. Second edition published June 2013
Annual Report 2011–12
A report to the Australian Parliament on FSANZ's activities for the year. Annual publication.
Australian Food and Nutrient Database. AUSNUT is FSANZ's first ever data release on CD-Rom. The AUSNUT CD contains a set of seven inter-related data files and explanatory notes that contain a wealth of descriptive and numerical data on the food and nutrient composition of Australian foods.

First published 1999
Australian Total Diet Study (formerly the Australian Market Basket Survey)
This study monitors pesticide and contaminant residues present in food and estimates their intake in the diets of Australians. FSANZ uses this information when developing food standards.

19th ATDS published April 2001

20th ATDS published January 2003

21st ATDS August 2005

22th ATDS August 2008

23rd ATDS August 2011
Australia's Safe Food System
A brochure explaining how FSANZ works with the food industry, consumers, public health professionals and governments to ensure food remains safe and consumers are protected.

Printed 2012
Corporate Plan 2012–15
The Corporate Plan sets out FSANZ's strategic directions over a three-year period. Latest edition 2012–15.

Printed August 2012
Food Industry Recall Protocol
This booklet is a step-by-step guide to carrying out food recalls. It explains what must be done when food products have to be recalled from shops or consumers for health and safety reasons.

First published June 1994. Latest 5th edition September 2002. Print rerun June 2004, September 2008
Food labels: What do they mean? (Poster)
A full colour A2 poster explaining the changes to food labels.

First published October 2001. Print reruns 2002, 2003 and 2004

Updated 2007
Food Standards News
A monthly e-newsletter about the key issues and significant projects undertaken by FSANZ.
Food Surveillance News
A publication co-coordinating microbiological and other food safety studies from the states and territories.

Available by email and website

GM Foods—Safety Assessment of Genetically Modified Foods

FSANZ's safety assessment process for genetically modified foods.

Published June 2005
Listeria and Food
An easy-to-read brochure which explains how to reduce the risk of infection by Listeria microorganisms—specifically advice for people at risk—pregnant women, their unborn and newborn children, older people (65 years and older), or the immuno-compromised. The brochure sets out foods that are safe and those at 'higher risk' of Listeria contamination.

Reprinted June 2012 and 2013. Available from the website and in hard copy
Mercury in fish
The mercury in fish brochure contains information on the recommended portions of fish that should be consumed by various sectors of the population. Further information is available on the FSANZ website.
Monitoring of Emerging Issues Newsletter
Occasional summary of global food safety issues.

Available on website only
Also known as Australian Food Composition Tables.

NUTTAB 2010 is an updated food composition publication containing data on the nutrient content of foods available in Australia.
Nutrition Information Panel Calculator
A database to allow industry to calculate nutrition information panels.

Released August 2001
The Analysis of Food-Related Health Risks
Publication providing information on the risk analysis process used by FSANZ to identify, assess and manage food-related health risks within a structured framework.

Published February 2009, revised 2012–13. New edition published 2013
Safe Food Australia 2nd Edition January 2001
(A Guide to the Food Safety Standards)
This book contains Chapter 3 of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (Applies to Australia only). The guide had been prepared to assist with interpretation of three of the food safety standards in Chapter 3 of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code. They are: 3.1.1 Interpretation and Application; 3.2.2 Food Safety Practices and General requirements; 3.2.3 Food Premises and Equipment.
Available from SAI Global at cost and from the website free of charge
Science Strategy 2010–15
Published 2010
Thinking About Having a Baby?
Pamphlet providing nutritional information for women who may be thinking about getting pregnant.

Scientific publications

During the year FSANZ staff contributed the following papers to journals and conferences.

Ambrosini GL, Bremner AP, Reid A, Mackerras D, Alfonso H, Olsen NJ, Musk AW & de Klerk NH (2012), No dose-dependent increase in fracture risk after long-term exposure to high doses of retinol or beta-carotene, Osteoporosis International, 24(4): 1285–1293.

Craig DL (2013), Microbiological risk assessment: Making sense of an increasingly complex world, Microbiology Australia, 34(2): 83–85.

Dias-Wanigasekera B, Craig D & Fitzroy M (2012), Legal status of bacteriophage use, Conference proceedings, 2nd Workshop on Food Safety Technologies and Innovations Applied to Food Safety, July 5–6, Valencia, Spain.

Dugbaza J & Cunningham J (2012), Estimates of total dietary folic acid intake in the Australian population following mandatory folic acid fortification of bread, Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism, 2012: 1–7.

Dugbaza J, Cunningham J & Baines J (2012), Impact of mandatory iodine fortification of bread to total intake: Results from FSANZ's 2010 post fortification bread survey. Presentation to the Nutrition Society of Australia meeting, November 27–30, Wollongong, New South Wales.

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) (2012), The 2007 Australian National Children's Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey: Additional analysis, Volume Eight: Dietary exposure to food sourced chemicals, Department of Health and Ageing, Canberra,

Hambridge TL, Baines J, Cunningham J, Henderson K & Mackerras D (2012), Is there a seasonality effect due to the seven month sampling time frame of the 2007 Australian national Children's Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey? Paper presentation to the Nutrition Society of Australia meeting, November 27–30, Wollongong, New South Wales.

Jin H (2012), Trends and features of VTEC infections notified to the Australian national notifiable disease surveillance system between 2001 and 2010, Zoonoses and Public Health, 159(S1): 77–78 (abstract).

Lewis J (2012), The regulation of protein content and quality in national and international food standards, British Journal of Nutrition, 108(S2): S212–S221.

Liu J, Padula J, Strobel N, Hsu J, Greenfield H, Arcot J, Cunningham J, McLeod C & Fraser TL (2012), New analytical data for vitamin D content of Australian animal foodstuffs, Presentation made by Dr H Greenfield to the Nutrition Society of Australia meeting, November 27–30, Wollongong, New South Wales.

Mackerras D (2012), Food standards, dietary modelling and public health nutrition policy, Nutrition and Dietetics, 69: 208–212.

Mackerras D & Dugbaza J (2012), Response to folic acid article (letter to the Editor), Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 36: 492–493.

Mackerras D & Eastman CJ (2012), Estimating the quantity of an iodine supplement for pregnant and breastfeeding women in Australia, Medical Journal of Australia, 197: 238–242.

MacLachlan D & Mueller U (2012), A refined approach to estimate exposure for use in calculating the maximum residue limit of veterinary drugs, Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology, 62(1): 99–106.

McCall MJ, Coleman VA, Herrmann J, Kirby JK, Gardner IR, Brent PJ, & Johnson CM (2013), A tiered approach, Nature Nanotechnology, 8(5), 307–308.

Mulvenna V, Dale K, Priestly B, Mueller U, Humpage A, Shaw G, Allinson G & Falconer I (2012), Health risk assessment for cyanobacterial toxins in seafood, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 9(3): 807–820.

Shaw S, Baines J & Sobolewski R (2012), Nutritional composition of kangaroo tail, canned meats and salted plums for the 2011–13 Australian Health Survey. Poster presentation to the Nutrition Society of Australia meeting, November 27–30, Wollongong, New South Wales.


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