Science and research

Our Science

The Food Safety Information Council uses scientific and social research as evidence for its educational work.

We draw on the expertise of our members which include state and territory health and food safety agencies, local government, and leading professional, industry and community organisations.

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Here are some examples of the scientific and social research we use:

Astridge, K, McPherson, M, Kirk, M et al 2011, ‘Foodborne disease outbreaks in Australia 2001-2009′, Food Australia, vol. 63, no. 12, pp. 44-50.

Australian Government. Department of Health. 2014. Foodborne illness in Australia; circa 2010.

Australian Government. Department of Health and Ageing. National Notifiable Disease Network  Rates of foodbourne disease by date, state and territory,or age, sex or gender: Botulism, Campylobacteriosis, Listeriosis, Salmonellosis , Shigellosi

Food Standards Australia New Zealand 2013 Agents of Foodborne Illness 2nd edition

NSW Food Authority 2009 Lunch Box food safety study

Ozfoodnet A health network to enhance the surveillance of foodborne diseases in Australia