Structure, organisations and key people
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ)'s role is to protect the health and safety of people in Australia and New Zealand through the maintenance of a safe food supply. FSANZ is a partnership between ten governments: the Federal, State and Territory governments of Australia and the New Zealand Government. It is a statutory authority under Australian law and an independent, expert body. FSANZ is responsible for developing, varying and reviewing standards for food available in Australia and New Zealand and for a range of other functions including coordinating national food surveillance and recall systems, conducting research, assessing policies about imported food and developing codes of practice with industry. FSANZ staff include toxicologists, microbiologists, food technologists, nutritionists and a range of professionals who provide legal, communications, social, economic and administrative advice.
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