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Annual performance statements

This and the following three chapters present the annual performance statements as required under s39(1)(a) of the Public Governance and Performance Act 2013 for the 2015–16 financial year.

Outcomes

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
  • coordinate food regulation to protect public health and safety
  • provide food related information.

Performance

Deliverables

In 2015–16, FSANZ achieved the following performance against the qualitative and quantitative deliverables associated with Program 1.1:

Qualitative deliverables 2015–16 reference point or target Performance Page
Food regulatory measures are considered in a timely manner Applications are assessed within 12 months or less as required by the FSANZ Act 91% (10/11) of applications assessed within statutory timelines 5
Manage the operation of the Bi-National Food Safety Network and coordinate major food incidents under the National Food Incident Response Protocol Deliver an efficient and effective incident management process through the Bi-National Food Safety Network and, as appropriate, the National Food Incident Response Protocol 15 incidents were managed and completed under the Bi-National Food Safety Network and one under the National Food Incident Response Protocol 28
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 FSANZ provided technical evaluation and advice on seven of the Labelling Logic recommendations 46
Quantitative indicators Target for 2015–16 Performance Page
Consumer and Public Health Dialogue meetings Two Two 93

Key performance indicators

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

Qualitative indicators 2015–16 reference point or target Performance Page
Food standards are developed with regard to food regulation policy The Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation does not seek review of standards approved by FSANZ One review was sought (A1090) 15
Food recalls are effectively coordinated through information sharing and the use of the Food Industry Recall Protocol and Government Food Protocol FSANZ's coordination role is effectively demonstrated in the annual report on recall activities (including evaluation outcomes) to states and territories, through the Implementation Subcommittee for Food Regulation 98 recalls were coordinated effectively 29
Quantitative indicators Target for 2015–16 Performance Page
Industry satisfaction with FSANZ's recall coordination role >95% Achieved, based on formal industry feedback 29
Number of food recalls coordinated through the National Food Recall Protocol ~50 98 29
Stakeholder engagement, measured by number of:
  • stakeholders receiving information via website publications and social media
52,000 163,332 62
  • unique visitors to FSANZ website
850,000 1,140,785 62
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