Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

Review of NZFSA's risk management welcomed

Review of NZFSA's risk management welcomed

29 April 2008

An independent international review of New Zealand Food Safety Authority's (NZFSA) approach to ensuring food safety for consumers has found it to be aligned with best practice in comparable authorities internationally.

The release of Dr Stuart Slorach's review of the organisation's risk management framework and its application has been welcomed by NZFSA Chief Executive Dr Andrew McKenzie.

"We're pleased that the report is now available, and we welcome Dr Slorach's recommendations. The report states that our food safety risk management framework provides 'a very good structure for systematically and flexibly managing the wide variety of food safety risks currently encountered in New Zealand and for handling new risks and is comparable with those applied by similar authorities in Sweden, Denmark and Ireland'."

Dr McKenzie says that Dr Slorach's review shows that NZFSA's risk management decision-making processes across a broad range of food safety issues have been robustly applied.

"As a young organisation we are keen to ensure we are maintaining best practice and to evolve and grow. The review of our work with issues such as Campylobacter in poultry, aspartame, imported foods, Roquefort cheese and raw milk products, and mercury in fish, shows that New Zealanders can have confidence that NZFSA is committed to ensuring the safety of food and is basing its risk management decisions on sound science.

"The New Zealand Food Safety Authority's focus is on ensuring New Zealand food is as safe as it can be, and we take a conservative, science-based approach to our work. With A1/A2 milk, we accept there were lessons learned in terms of our processes and we look forward to receiving the results of the European Food Safety Authority's review of the science later this year. We fully recognise the difficulties in managing and communicating food safety issues, and the recommendations and advice that Dr Slorach has provided in relation to our approach will help us continue to improve in this area".

The report, summary, Cabinet Paper and related materials are on the NZFSA website at http://www.nzfsa.govt.nz/policy-law/projects/a1-a2-milk/hot-topic-a1-and-a2-milk.htm

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Gordon Campbell: On Whether Spotify Can Save Itself; Plus A Playlist


Spotify has to be one of the most interestingly futile mouse-wheels of 21st century capitalism. Run, run, run goes the Spotify mouse but it never, ever makes a profit. For reasons set out below, it maybe never will. But it won’t be for wont of trying. Reportedly, Spotify’s music library contains 70 million tracks and it adds 60,000 more each day. By some estimates it adds on average, one new track every 1.4 seconds. (No wonder it's so hard to keep up with new music.) Spotify has 345 million active users, and 155 million of them have been willing to pay a subscription in order to enjoy their music ad-free. Ads are not a major driver of company revenue...
More>>



Alastair Thompson: Are There TPLF Ethiopia Insurgency Training & Support Operations in Uganda?


Mystery Document Alleges:
Covert Operation has US/Egypt Support
Operations Coordinated between South Sudan, TPLF and Uganda
Planning began December 2021...

More>>




 
 

Prime Minister: Chatham House Speech
What an honour it is to be back in London, and to be here at Chatham house. This visit represents much for me. The reopening of borders and resumption of travel after a difficult few years... More>>


Government: New Zealand Secures Major Free Trade Deal With European Union
New Zealand and the European Union have concluded negotiations on a major free trade agreement (FTA), which unlocks access to one of the world’s biggest and most lucrative markets... More>>

ALSO:

Government: New Measures To Help Manage COVID-19 As Country Stays At Orange
The Government is taking action to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in schools and early childhood services, COVID-19 Response Minster Dr Ayesha Verrall and Associate Education Minister Jan Tinetti announced today... More>>



Government: New Era For Better Health In Aotearoa New Zealand

The Government has today delivered a nationwide health system that will ensure better outcomes for all New Zealanders with the establishment of Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand... More>>



Greens: Alcohol Harm Minimisation Bill Pulled From Biscuit Tin

After years of research and advocacy, Parliament will finally consider legislation to take meaningful action on alcohol harm, says the Greens... More>>


Government: Wellington’s Rapid Transit Option Progresses To Next Stage
The Government is progressing a preferred option for LGWM which will see Wellington’s transport links strengthened with light rail from Wellington Station to Island Bay... More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels