Consultation on Australia’s Foodborne Illness Reduction Strategy 2018–2021+

We are consulting about the actions we can take to reduce foodborne illness and what the key challenges are for stakeholders. Consultation is open from 12 February 2018 to 29 March 2018.

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About the consultation

We are developing a national strategy to reduce foodborne illness related to Campylobacter and Salmonella. It will outline specific interventions across the food chain to do this.

We are seeking your thoughts on:

  • what actions are needed to reduce foodborne illness
  • what the key challenges are to managing the risks of foodborne illness
  • what activities the strategy should cover, aside from the 4 core areas already suggested
  • any activities already underway in your sector that could contribute to the strategy
  • how we can strengthen the evidence base for decision making.

For more detail, view the consultation document below.

This consultation is open to everyone.

Key documents

Why we are consulting

In April 2017, the food ministers:

This consultation will help us to work with industry and other stakeholders to develop the strategy.


We expect to finalise the strategy after analysing the submissions.

June 2018 update

On 29 June 2018, the food ministers endorsed Australia’s Foodborne Illness Reduction Strategy 2018-2021+.

View the consultation summary for an analysis of the consultation submissions we received, and the key issues raised.

Related information

This consultation:


For any queries, please contact the Food Regulation Secretariat.

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