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[ Events ]  Connecting to the World Seminar Series: Australia's Food Supply – Safe and Nutritious - 2015-10-29

Australia’s Food Supply – Safe and Nutritious


Internationalisation encompasses curricula enriched with international elements and standards, and one of International Development Office (IDO)’s roles is to facilitate disciplines to achieve this objective, through its connections with overseas government bodies and institutions.  

Australia’s food safety standard is renowned as one of the world’s best.  Its approach is to ensure the on-going safety and nutritional adequacy of the food supply, across the highly integrated levels of government and different government agencies that have food related responsibilities.  Its food regulatory system utilises a through chain, outcome based approach that requires food safety hazards to be identified and addressed throughout the supply chain.  In setting requirements for food safety and nutritional adequacy, Australia adopts an evidence and risk based approach that is consistent with the approaches of the international standard setting body, the Codex Alimentarius, and its associated expert advisory committees.  

At the talk, Dr Marion HEALY will outline Australia’s approach on managing the food supply and illustrate the approach with several case studies.  Audience will be able to acquire in-depth knowledge on food safety and the potential new food safety challenges, such as the application of nanotechnology, and devise curricula to benchmark with international standards where appropriate.

Dr Marion HEALY is the Deputy CEO and Chief Scientist of Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) since July 2012.  She has executive oversight of FSANZ’s scientific activities and is responsible for the growth and management of FSANZ’s scientific databases and for integrating information technologies into FSANZ’s business systems.  Dr Healy also co-leads the international activities of FSANZ, is a member of the Australian Strategic and Technical Advisory Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), a member of the Whole of Government Disability Champions Network, Chair of the Australian BSE Committee and Co-Chair of the Executive Committee of the Global Coalition on Regulatory Science Research.


29 October 2015 (Thursday)


11:00 am – 12:00 pm


LT 3, The Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (Tsing Yi)