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Priorities and performance 2012-13

We have summarised our activities against the performance information for FSANZ contained in the Portfolio Budget Statements 2012–2013: Health and Ageing Portfolio. More detailed accounts of projects and services appear later in this report.

Outcomes

FSANZ's reporting outcomes are linked with those of the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing—in particular, the department's Outcome 1—Population Health. FSANZ's outcome is through Program 1.1: Food regulatory activity and services to the Minister and Parliament.

Agency
Outcome
Department of Health and Ageing
Outcome 1: A reduction in the incidence of preventable mortality and morbidity in Australia, including through regulation and national initiatives that support healthy lifestyles and disease prevention
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
Program 1.1: A safe food supply and well-informed consumers in Australia and New Zealand, including through the development of food regulatory measures and the promotion of their consistent implementation, coordination of food recall activities and the monitoring of consumer and industry food practices

Through Program 1.1, the Australian Government aims to:

  • ensure effective, evidence-based food standards
  • deliver food regulation that protects public health and safety
  • improve citizen and stakeholder engagement.

Performance

Deliverables

In 2012–13, FSANZ achieved the following performance against the qualitative and quantitative deliverables associated with Program 1.1:

Qualitative deliverables
2012–13 reference point or target
Status
Page
Food regulatory measures are considered in a timely manner
Applications are assessed in 12 months or less as required by the FSANZ Act
75% of applications approved by FSANZ within the statutory timeline

Appendix 2
101
Manage the National Food Incident Response Protocol
Deliver an efficient and effective incident management process through the National Food Incident Response Protocol
Revised protocol to provide flexibility of early communication before escalation to national action
55
Participate in the implementation of the whole-of-government response to the Labelling Logic report
Develop labelling standards that are effective and efficient, and permit informed decision-making
Finalised nutrition and health claims standard

Extended scope of country of origin standard

Commenced work on six further report recommendations
38

38

64
Quantitative deliverables
Target for 2012–13
Status
Page
Number of Consumer and Public Health Dialogue face-to-face meetings conducted annually
3
3

Appendix 4
117

Key performance indicators

The following key performance indicators measure the impact of Program 1.1:

Qualitative indicators
2012–13 reference point or target
Status
Page
Enhanced public confidence in food incident and recall management
Evaluation of compliance with the national food incident and recall protocols through the triennial review of the protocols shows improved performance of food recalls
Annual review of recall process focused on improved communication of recall information to consumers and industry
56
Quantitative indicators
Target for 2012–13
Status
Page
Percentage of applications and proposals prepared that meet statutory timelines
100%
75%

(9 out of 12 applications)

Appendix 2
101
Number of bovine spongiform encephalopathy risk assessments completed
3
3
43
Compliance rate of FSANZ with the national food incident response and food recall protocols
100%
Post-recall reports indicate 100% of businesses undertaking recalls were very satisfied with FSANZ's recall coordination
56
Number of stakeholders communicated with through the FSANZ information register
≥4,000
Approximately 6,500 subscribers
66

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