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Food Safety Strategies Review

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An independent review has been conducted for the NSW Food Authority by food safety consultant and microbiologist Dr Patricia Desmarchelier to better understand foodborne illnesses, in support of the NSW Government’s goal of reducing foodborne illnesses by 30%.

Dr Desmarchelier is a former CSIRO leader in food safety, who consults for industry and government nationally, and internationally for the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

The 'Foodborne illnesses Reduction Strategy Review' targets three microorganisms considered to be the most important causes of foodborne illnesses; Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes, and Campylobacter.

Also reviewed are current food safety strategies used by the NSW Government to reduce risks, compared with similar strategies from the USA, New Zealand, and the UK, as well as identifying new technologies that can potentially strengthen risk reduction.

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