Develop a national approach to reduce foodborne illness

This activity will develop a national strategy for reducing foodborne illness, especially from Campylobacter and Salmonella.

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Priority: reduce foodborne illness


Develop a nationally consistent approach to reduce foodborne illness, especially from Campylobacter and Salmonella.


The leads for this activity are:


The food ministers agreed at their April 2017 meeting to develop a draft national strategy to reduce foodborne illness.


The Implementation Subcommittee for Food Regulation (ISFR) is overseeing various activities to carry out the project plan.

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Launch and project plan (mid to late 2018)

The food ministers launched Australia’s Foodborne Illness Reduction Strategy 2018–2021+ at their June 2018 meeting.

The Food Regulation Standing Committee (FRSC) developed an extensive project plan to carry out the strategy. The FRSC and the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee discussed the plan at a joint meeting on 31 October 2018.

Consultations (early 2018)

We started developing the strategy in early 2018. We held a public consultation on the strategy in early 2018, including targeted consultations with key stakeholders.

Framework (November 2017)

On the 24 November 2017, the food ministers provided in principle support for the strategy framework. The framework outlined the vision, approach and objective of the strategy.

Related information

Activities that support the strategy are:

View all the activities to reduce foodborne illness.

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