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Food Surveillance News

(January 2018)

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.

Surveillance news


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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Archived editions

Editions of Food Surveillance News back to 2010 are available. If you would like earlier editions please contact us.

Food recalls

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.


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