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Appendix 10: FSANZ representation

International forums attended

Including Codex Ailimentarus Commission (Codex), World Health Organization (WHO) and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Date
International committee meeting or conference
Who attended
Country
16–18 July 2012
International Food Safety Conference 2012
Steve McCutcheon
Malaysia
18–20 July 2012
World Congress on Risk 2012
Hong Jin
Australia
27–28 July 2012
Zoonoses Conference 2012
Rosalind Dalefield
Australia
29–31 August 2012
7th Seminar and Workshop on Nutrition Labelling, Claims and Communication Strategies
Hazel Fowler
Thailand
11–20 September 2012
The Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticide Residues
Matthew O'Mullane
Italy
5 November 2012
APEC Wine Regulatory Forum
Steve McCutcheon
New Zealand
12–16 November 2012
Codex Committee on Food Hygiene, 44th session
Amanda Hill
United States
3–7 December 2012
Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses, 34th session
Janine Lewis
Germany
17–18 December 2012
Hong Kong Centre for Food Safety Veterinary Public Health Workshop
Duncan Craig
Hong Kong
12–14 March 2013
Hong Kong Centre for Food Safety Expert Advisory Committee
Paul Brent
Hong Kong
15–22 March 2013
Codex Committee on Food Additives, 44th Session
Paul Brent
Beijing
25–27 March
WHO Consultation on Salt Reduction and Iodine Fortification
Dorothy Mackerras
Australia
8–12 April 2013
Codex Committee on Contaminants in Food, 7th Session
Leigh Henderson
Moscow
10–13 April 2013
APEC—Food Safety Cooperation Forum suite of events
Dr Paul Brent

Dr Barbara Butow

Ms Patricia Blenman

Ms Lisa Tengdahl
Indonesia
10 April 2013
International Life Sciences Institute International Food Biotechnology Committee Workshop on Composition and Toxicological Assessment of Genetically Modified Crops
Lynda Graf
France
11–12 April 2013
20th Meeting of the OECD Task Force for the Safety of Novel Foods and Feeds
Lynda Graf
France
4–13 June 2013
77th FAO/WHO Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (Rome)
Utz Mueller

Janis Baines
Italy
24–26 June 2013
Hong Kong Centre for Food Safety Expert Advisory Committee
Paul Brent
Hong Kong
APEC = Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation; Codex = Codex Ailimentarus Commission FAO = Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations; OECD = Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development; WHO = World Health Organization.

Speaking engagements

Date
Event
Presenter(s)
Title
3 July 2012
Australian Society for Microbiology Annual Scientific Meeting (Brisbane)
Duncan Craig
Reviewing microbiological limits in the Food Standards Code
4 July 2012
CSIRO Biotechnology Course (Canberra)
Lynda Graf
Panel member discussing the regulation of GM foods
10 July 2012
Eighth International Social Science Methodology Conference (Sydney)
Trevor Webb
Food research in government—Methodologies and challenges
11 July 2012
Eighth International Social Science Methodology Conference (Sydney)
Michelle Gosse
Rasch analysis of food choice survey data
11 July 2012
Eighth International Social Science Methodology Conference (Sydney)
Hazel Fowler
Cross-country questionnaire design for a hot topic
12 July 2012
Eighth International Social Science Methodology Conference (Sydney)
Michelle Gosse
Conversion of a SAS method for nutrient intake into equivalent R method
17–20 July 2012
World Congress on Risk 2012 (Sydney)
Marion Healy
Accelerated assessment of existing chemicals
19 July 2012
Michigan State University Institute for Food Laws and Regulations current issues seminar (Lansing)
Janine Lewis
1) The creation of a binational food regulatory authority

2) The regulatory response to nutritional risk
7 August 2012
OzFoodNet face-to-face meeting (Adelaide)
Duncan Craig
Reviewing microbiological limits in the Food Standards Code
8 August 2012
Australian Bureau Statistics meeting with the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (Canberra)
Renee Sobolewski
Developing a nutrient database for the Australian Health Survey; monitoring of iodine fortification case study
14 August 2012
AusDrinks Conference 2012 (Melbourne)
Steve McCutcheon
Regulatory horizons
30 August 2012
Food and Beverage Importers Association (Canberra)
Jane Allen
FSANZ—our role and some current issues
4 September 2012
International Congress of Dietetics
Dorothy Mackerras
Food standards, dietary modelling and public health nutrition policy
25 September 2012
University of Canterbury course on food safety (Christchurch)
Leigh Henderson
Regulatory approaches to managing food chemical risks
27–28 September 2012
Food Security: Science, Sustainability and Governance Conference (Melbourne)
Marion Healy
The essential relationship between innovation and regulation
10 October 2012
Standards Australia Consumer Forum (Sydney)
Jane Allen
Food Labelling—FSANZ
18 October 2012
Biotechnology in Society course unit, ANU (Canberra)
Lynda Graf
Guest Lecture on the Regulation of GM Foods in Australia/NZ
23 October 2012
Salmonella Summit (Melbourne)
Steve McCutcheon
Policy tensions what is possible?

The standards-setting process
23 October 2012
Food Metrology Symposium (Melbourne)
Judy Cunningham
Analysis of food nutrients at trace vs fortification levels
24 October 2012
Workshop on vitamin analysis, National Measurement Institute (Melbourne)
Judy Cunningham
Vitamin analysis for labelling and food composition tables
25 October 2012
Workshop on antioxidant analysis, National Measurement Institute (Melbourne)
Judy Cunningham
Antioxidant health claims—labelling requirements
25–26 October 2012
ACTRA Annual Scientific Meeting (Adelaide)
Marion Healy
Human health risks of phthalates in foods and consumer products
2 November 2012
AusFoodTech Symposium (Melbourne)
Jenny Hazelton
Food labelling—now and into the future
15 November 2012
Food Sector Advisory Committee Update
Barbara Butow
FSANZ's role in the regulation of nanotechnologies in food and food packaging
21 November 2012
Riddett Symposium (Palmerston North)
Leigh Henderson

Diane Bourn
Is your new functional food ingredient or process safe?

Nutrition and health claims
21 November 2012
Manawatu Research Day, School of Psychology, Massey University (Palmerston North)
Michelle Gosse
Research opportunities as a psychology graduate in government, with a FSANZ focus
13 December 2012
ABS/FSANZ Workshop (Canberra)
Tracy Hambridge

Janis Baines

Michelle Gosse

Dorothy Mackerras

Rainer Reuss
Estimating second day intakes using the NCI approach
18 February 2013
AFGC Mandatory reporting workshop
Tania Martin
FSANZ's role in mandatory reporting
20–21 February 2013
39th OzFoodNet face-to-face meeting (Melbourne)
Tania Martin
FSANZ's role in mandatory reporting
4 March 2013
Presentation (via WebEx) to Food and Environmental Hygiene Department Hong Kong (Canberra)
Jason March

Hazel Fowler
Use of economics and the other social sciences to assist regulatory decision making
5 March 2013
NSA, Wollongong Branch (Wollongong)
Janis Baines

Dorothy Mackerras
Update on Australian Health Survey

Use and misuse of data
5 March 2013
Cambodian Delegation Visit/Study Tour (Canberra)
Jason March

Jayantha Somasundaram
Why regulation should not always be the first resort

Impact analysis of food regulations

Cost of illness modelling
13 March 2013
AusDrinks Health and Nutrition Claims Seminar (Sydney)
Jenny Hazelton
Opportunities: The new nutrition and health claims standard
19 March 2013
AIFST (Vic Branch)

Seminar on Proof of the Pudding?—health claims compliance and substantiation (Melbourne)
Jenny Hazelton
The new nutrition and health claims standard
21 March 2013
ACTRA Life Stage Specific Human health Risk Assessments Workshop (Sydney)
Marion Healy
Determining the risks of food related hazards to different population groups
3 April 2013
CropLife Regulator Roundtable Seminar on New Crop Biotechnologies
Paul Brent
New Crop Technologies
9 April 2013
The Allergen Bureau & VITAL—our place in the world Industry Seminar (Melbourne)
Dean Stockwell
Advances in collaboration
10 April 2013
The Allergen Bureau & VITAL—our place in the world Industry Seminar (Sydney)
Dean Stockwell
Advances in collaboration
12 April 2013
The Allergen Bureau & VITAL—our place in the world Industry Seminar (Auckland)
Lisa Katzer
Advances in collaboration
29 April 2013
Presentation (via WebEx) to Sweden National Food Agency; Institute for Food and Agricultural Economics, Lund University; Swedish Board of Agriculture; Swedish National Food Agency and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Jason March

Hazel Fowler
Behavioural and Regulatory Analysis Section
1 May 2013
Frucor (Auckland)
Dean Stockwell

Diane Bourn
Opportunities: The new nutrition, health claims standard
3 May 2013
Presentation (via WebEx) to Food and Drug Administration, Philippines (Canberra)
Jason March

Hazel Fowler
Use of economics and the other social sciences to assist regulatory decision making
6 May 2013
Philippine Delegation Australian RIA Study Tour—Visit to FSANZ (Canberra)
Jason March
Using economics to improve regulatory outcomes
9 May 2013
Food Science Department

University of Otago (Dunedin)
Diane Bourn
Development of food policy and food regulation in Australia and New Zealand
10 May 2013
Food Science Department

University of Otago (Dunedin)
Diane Bourn
Food labelling and health claims standard
20 May 2013
Presentation at Massey University (Palmerston North)
Michelle Gosse
Statistics and government
22 May 2013
Nutrition Society of Australia and Dietitians Association of Australia Symposium: Data outputs from the Australian Health Survey (Canberra)
Janis Baines

Renee Sobolewski

Dorothy Mackerras
Why the nutrition survey is embedded in the Australian Health Survey

Food composition—development of the database and outputs available

Use and misuse of survey data and statistics
22 May 2013
Presentation at Deakin University (Melbourne)
Trevor Webb
Consumer and Social Sciences in Food Regulation
25 May 2013
Dietitians Association of Australia National Conference Workshop (Canberra)
Jenny Hazelton
The Hitchhiking dietitians guide to food regulation (and nutrition and health claims)
31 May 2013
Packaging Council of Australia (Melbourne)
Paul Brent
Approaches to Management of Food Packaging Chemicals in Australia/NZ
30 May 2013
ACT Health Protection Service
Amber Gallagher

Tania Martin
FSANZ's role in coordinating food recalls
11 June 2013
Complementary Healthcare Council

Advertising Compliance Seminar (Sydney)
Jenny Hazelton
Nutrition, health and related claims: a new food labelling standard
18 June 2013
Dietitians Association of Australia, Corporate Nutrition Interest Group (Sydney)
Jenny Hazelton
Nutrition, health and related claims: a new food labelling standard
19 June 2013
Presentation (via WebEx) to South Korea National Food Safety Information Service (Canberra)
Jason March

Hazel Fowler
Use of economics and the other social sciences to assist regulatory decision making
26 June 2013
Standards Australia Food Sector Advisory Forum (Sydney)
Jane Allen
FSANZ—role, scope, horizons
ACTRA = Australasian College of Toxicology and Risk Assessment Inc; AFGC = Australian Food and Grocery Council; AIFST = Australian Institute of Food Science Technology; ANU = Australian National University; CSIRO = Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation; GM = genetically modified; NCI = National Cancer Institute (US); NSA = Nutrition Society of Australia; NZ = New Zealand; Vic = Victoria; VITAL = Voluntary Incidental Trace Allergen Labelling system.

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