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Surveys

FSANZ surveys

Completed ISFR food surveys

View the ISFR Coordinated Food Survey Plan for 1 July 2022 - 30 June 2025 (PDF 180 kb)

Published

Survey

Lead agency

2023 Survey of Low-THC Hemp Food Products  NSW FA
2019

Coordinated survey of alcohol content and labelling of fermented soft drinks

VIC

2016

On-farm food safety practices survey of strawberry growing in Victoria 2016 FSANZ/DEDJTR

FSANZ/DEDJTR

2015

Survey of the trans fatty acid (TFA) content of Australian and New Zealand foods 2015 FSANZ

FSANZ

2014

Combined survey and risk assessment for cyanogenic glycosides 20

FSANZ /
NZMPI

2014

National Surveillance Program for Genetically Modified Foods

NSWFA

2013

Survey of inorganic arsenic in seaweed and seaweed-containing products available in Australia

FSANZ

2012

Prevalence of Salmonella and E. coli in ready to eat nuts and nut products sold in Australia

NSWFA

2012

Survey of sulphites in sausages, cordial and dried fruit

FSANZ

2011

23rd Australian Total Diet Study

FSANZ

2011

Survey of iodine in seaweed and seaweed containing products

FSANZ

2010

Baseline survey on the prevalence and concentration of Salmonella and Campylobacter in chicken meat on-farm and at primary processing

FSANZ

2010

Survey of beverages enriched with seaweed

FSANZ

2010

National coordinated survey of melamine in food and beverages

FSANZ

2010

Microbiological survey of fresh horticultural produce in Australia 2005-2007

FSANZ

2010

Survey of spices for the presence of pathogens in Australia (pdf 141kb)

Victorian Department of Health

2009

Report on 2009 trans fatty acid survey - analytical results (pdf 163kb)

NSWFA

2008

22nd Australian Total Diet Study

FSANZ

2008

Report on food handling practices and microbiological quality of sushi in Australia

Completed ATDS

Surveillance and monitoring undertaken by other Australian government agencies

Other Australian food regulatory agencies undertake regular monitoring activities that may inform FSANZ's standards setting process.

For example, the Department of Agriculture conducts the National Residue Survey (NRS). In this survey, food for export is tested for residues of agriculture and veterinary chemicals and environmental contaminants.

The Department also administers the Imported Food Inspection Scheme (IFIS). The IFIS monitors food imported into Australia to ensure it meets Australian requirements for public health and safety and is compliant with the Code. Read more about the Imported Food Inspection Scheme on the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment website.

Occasionally, state and territory governments undertake targeted surveys of food to ensure it is safe and complies with food standards.

Page last updated 4 December 2023