Food Surveillance News keeps consumers informed about food surveillance activities and includes the results of national food surveys such as the Australian Total Diet Study, background information on recalls, imported foods, and other food monitoring and surveillance activities in Australia and overseas. FSANZ works collaboratively on Food Surveillance News with the states and territories and New Zealand.
Surveys and news items are published individually. Subscribers will be alerted to publication of the surveys and other items as they are published through a notification email.
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FSANZ works closely with the states and territories in Australia on surveillance activities.
Survey of Plasticisers in Australian Foods - March 2018
FSANZ and New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries
Assessment of Trans Fatty Acids in Imported Oils - December 2017
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
Survey of scheduled pharmaceuticals in foods intended to promote weight loss - April 2016
Survey of tinned fruits for tin, lead and arsenic - December 2015
Report on survey of arsenic in apple and pear juice - April 2014
Combined survey and risk assessment for cyanogenic glycosides - April 2014
Department of Agriculture
Imported food inspection data - Imported food inspection data is available in 6 monthly reports.
NSW Food Authority
Survey of Listeria monocytogenes in sliced pre-packaged RTE meats (PDF 303kb)
New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries
Caffeine in guarana-containing foods (PDF 136kb) - A survey of the caffeine, theobromine and theophylline content of guarana-containing foods available for sale in Australia and New Zealand.
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Foods which may pose a health and safety risk to consumers are removed from distribution. A recall may be instigated by manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers, medical practitioners, government agencies and consumers. FSANZ is the coordinating agency for all food recalls in Australia and the Ministry for Primary Industries is the responsible authority in New Zealand.