Report From Down Under Shows Listeria Caused Most Food Recalls

October 23, 2015

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) came out Thursday, Oct. 22, with an annual report for 2014-15 including details on food safety activities for the two Down Under nations, which share a common Food Standards Code. Under the Australia New Zealand Food Code, FSANZ is charged with regulating and managing food safety risks in both countries.

During the period covered by the annual report, FSANZ states that the agency coordinated 58 food recalls, most due to allergens or microbial contamination, with the predominate pathogen being Listeria monocytogenes.

“Our focus in 2014-15 has been on meeting the strategic imperatives of the 2012-15 Corporate…