​Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) today released a consultation paper on the proposed approach to the next phase of a review of microbiological limits in the Food Standards Code.

FSANZ Acting Chief Executive Officer Dr Marion Healy said the aim of the review was to ensure the limits are practical and clear for both industry and enforcement agencies and consistent with contemporary practices.

“The limits in the code were set before 2000 and since that time approaches to food safety have evolved, along with our understanding of how to manage pathogens in the food chain,” Dr Healy said.

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