Food Standards Australia New Zealand – continue and increase funding

Additional funding for Food Standards Australia New Zealand will reduce the risk of food-related illness by allowing the organisation to keep pace with changes in the food environment and respond to urgent demands from industry and consumers.

Page last updated: 08 May 2007

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Why is this important?

  • Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) performs essential functions for ensuring food safety.
  • Additional funding will allow FSANZ to keep pace with changes in the food environment and respond to urgent demands from industry and consumers.

Who will benefit?

  • All Australians will benefit from reduced risk of food-related illness.
  • FSANZ will be able to better monitor, and react to, new foods and develop appropriate new safety standards.
  • The food industry will also benefit from quicker consideration of applications for new standards, improving industry innovation and competitiveness.

What funding is the Government committing to the initiative?

  • The additional funding of $12.7 million over four years is ongoing.

What have we done in the past?

  • FSANZ was created on 1 July 2002. In 2005-06 the Australian Government provided funding to FSANZ of $13.8 million.

When will the initiative conclude?

  • Funding for this initiative is ongoing.

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