Develop a shared understanding of food safety culture

This activity will help food regulators and food businesses develop a shared understanding of food safety.

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Priority: reduce foodborne illness


Develop a shared understanding of food safety culture among:

  • food regulators
  • certain food business sectors.

This activity supports Australia’s Foodborne Illness Reduction Strategy 2018-2021+.


As part of the Implementation Subcommittee for Food Regulation (ISFR), the lead for this activity is SA Health.


The food ministers agreed at their June 2018 meeting to the ISFR's involvement in activities to support the foodborne illness reduction strategy.


We have conducted pilot work to trial the following in a food business:

  • a package of resources (toolkit) on food safety culture
  • guidance
  • a matrix to assess food safety culture maturity.

View the pilot summary and lessons learnt report.

Related information

View all the activities to reduce foodborne illness.

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