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External Peer Review of FSANZ Risk Assessment Practices and Procedures

(August 2017)

In 2011, an external peer review of our scientific risk assessment processes was undertaken by Dr Angelika Tritscher (WHO). The review compared our risk assessment approach against international best practice.

Download External peer review of FSANZ risk assessment practices and procedures (pdf 451 kb) | (word 134 kb), including details of findings and recommendations.

Key findings

The overall findings of the review were positive, describing FSANZ’s risk assessment procedures as following a ‘clear and structured process in line with international recommendations’.

While no significant gaps in FSANZ’s risk assessment practices and procedures were identified, suggestions were made to enhance and further refine existing processes.


Of the 15 recommendations made in the review, the majority have been addressed either directly or through other processes implemented since the review in 2011.

You can find out more about the risk analysis framework FSANZ uses, including how risk assessments are conducted.


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