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Guide to the report

This report has been prepared following the requirements of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 and Section 152 of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 for the 2015–16 financial year.

The Chief Executive Officer's review provides a perspective on the past year and an outlook for the year ahead.

The Corporate overview provides a snapshot of our role and functions, how we are organised and the processes involved in our decision making. It also provides a summary of our financial performance.

Priorities and performance summarises the year's activities against the key strategic imperatives and performance measures identified in the Portfolio Budget Statements for the Health portfolio.

The main text of the report details outputs and outcomes in 2015–16 under the three components of our purpose and five 'key enablers' from our Corporate Plan.

Develop food regulatory measures (standards) or contribute to other control measures using the risk analysis process describes standards developed or varied and initiatives taken to improve standards development outcomes.

Coordinate national response, conduct surveillance and monitoring documents FSANZ's processes for monitoring food hazards and manage failures of food safety.

Collect and provide food related information and provide food related advice reports on the agency's work to support broader government priorities in providing consumers with the information necessary to make informed purchasing decisions and to improve the evidence base for making standards.

FSANZ also reports on the key enablers: Science, People, Communication, Governance and processes and Anticipation.

Appendixes to the report contain detailed information on a number of mandatory reporting requirements and other areas of interest.

Additional information

You can obtain information on the projects and activities described in this report from Communication and Stakeholder Engagement on +61 2 6271 2147 or For information on the FSANZ Annual Report 2015–16, please contact the Managing Editor, Murray Lembit, on +61 2 6271 2679 or An electronic version of this report and other FSANZ publications can be accessed from the FSANZ website at

If you seek access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 or access to personal information under the Privacy Act 1988, please contact the FSANZ Freedom of Information Coordinator at or on +61 2 6271 2222.

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