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  • Food Standards Australia New Zealand’s (FSANZ) is responsible for developing and managing standards for food.
  • Its role is to protect the health and safety of people in Australia and New Zealand by maintaining a safe food supply.
  • Some of the standards FSANZ develops are for Australia and New Zealand, others are for Australia only.
  • Overall, the Australian and New Zealand standards for food are known as the Food Standards Code. 
  • Food standards are enforced by Australian state and territory governments, the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture (for imported food), and the New Zealand Government.

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Reviewed on: 05-02-2019