Science, surveys & evaluations
Science has an important role to play in the Food Authority fulfilling its mission.
The Food Authority is an evidence-led organisation. This means it strives to ensure that all decisions are based on sound evidence and science.
With increasing complexity in food production, supply and consumption, it's what the public, industry and government both need and expect.
The Food Authority's scientists contribute to:
- monitoring and evaluating foods and processes
- understanding the risk of food business activities
- development of standards and regulations
- engaging with industry
- programs to inform consumers
- collaborative research
- issues management.
Some of these activities are facilitated by the Authority's survey program.
Details on how the Food Authority plans and executes its surveys are included in the Survey program overview (pdf 136KB).
Science & technical activities
Outputs of the survey and other program work include:
- evaluations of programs, schemes and initiatives
- foodborne illness case studies
- Food Safety Strategies Review
- market analyses
- risk studies & framework
- risk assessments of Food Safety Schemes
- science in focus topics