Risk assessment of Food Safety Schemes
Assessing risk before regulating
Under the Food Act 2003, the Food Authority is required to conduct a risk assessment before the introduction of a new food safety scheme. These schemes are how food safety requirements are put in place for specific food industries in NSW.
The risk assessment examines what hazards, such as bacteria or chemical residues, might be present with different foods. It provides the scientific data to guide development of food safety regulations and requirements that assist in reducing illness.
In 2008–2009 the Food Authority reviewed the risk assessment for each food safety scheme to underpin the development of Food Regulation 2010.
As more scientific and technical information becomes available on different food sectors, the Food Authority continues to update its risk assessment information.
- Seafood safety scheme: Periodic review of the risk assessment April 2017
- Vulnerable persons food safety scheme risk assessment - March 2017
- Dairy food safety scheme: Periodic review of the risk assessment - November 2014
- Meat food safety scheme: Periodic review of the risk assessment - March 2021
- Plant products food safety scheme risk assessment - June 2019
- Egg food safety scheme: Periodic review of the risk assessment - June 2022