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Priorities and performance 2013-14


FSANZ's reporting outcomes are linked with those of the Department of Health, 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

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.



In 2013–14, FSANZ achieved the following performance against the qualitative and quantitative deliverables associated with Program 1.1:

Deliverables 2013–14 Reference point or target Performance Page

Food regulatory measures are considered in a timely manner

Applications are assessed in 12 months or less as required by the FSANZ Act

(7 applications)


Manage the National Food Incident Response Protocol

Deliver an efficient and effective incident management process through the National Food Incident Response Protocol

One incident was managed through the protocol: the contamination of NZ whey protein concentrate


Participate in the implementation of the whole-of-government response to the Labelling Logic report

Provide technical evaluation and advice to support the
whole-of-government response

Addressed 10 of 21 Labelling Logic recommendations referred to FSANZ


Number of Consumer and Public Health Dialogue face-to-face meetings conducted annually


2 plus targeted consultations

Appendix 4

Key performance indicators

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

Qualitative indicators 2013–14 Reference point or target Performance Page

Enhanced public confidence in food incident and recall management

Industry satisfaction rating of 95% or above for FSANZ's recall coordination

100% of respondents to post-recall surveys indicated satisfaction


Quantitative indicators Target for 2013–14 Performance Page

Number of bovine spongiform encephalopathy risk assessments completed



(Lithuania, Chile, Brazil and Latvia)


Number of food recalls coordinated through the National Food Recall Protocol


66 recalls coordinated


Improved citizen and stakeholder engagement, measured by number of:

  • stakeholders receiving information via website publications and social media
  • unique visitors to FSANZ website





(13,200 social media and 6,700 website publications)




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