Food safety risks can emerge when new hazards are identified or if new information comes to light about an existing hazard e.g. increased exposure.

Identifying and monitoring emerging issues allows Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) to better predict possible food safety risks, and when necessary and working with our regulatory (including international and jurisdictional) partners, develop appropriate measures to reduce the effect of those risks. This presentation will provide some general background on how we approach these issues, and some case examples of new hazards and detail risk management strategies to keep levels of contaminants in the food supply to As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA).

Dr Glenn Stanley

Food Standards Australia New Zealand

I have worked at Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) for 20 years as both a toxicologist (risk assessor)and risk manager. Previous to that I did a PhD in neurophysiology in the Department of Medicine at the University of Queensland. I also hold qualifications in diagnostic radiography and ultrasound.


About Science Seminars

Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation hosts science seminars across the disciplines of animal, horticulture, crop, food and nutritional sciences.

With a range of speakers from Australia and abroad, the series explores how high-impact science will significantly improve the competitiveness and sustainability of the tropical and sub-tropical food, fibre and agribusiness sectors.

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The Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation is a research institute at The University of Queensland supported by the Queensland Government via the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.


Level 3 Qld Biosciences Precinct (QBP) Building #80, The University of Queensland, St Lucia
Large Seminar Room (3.142)