FSANZ to run symposiums in Canberra and Wellington

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 18th May 2016

Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) is celebrating its 25th anniversary of the formation of a national food standards regulation agency in Australia with an upcoming symposium in Canberra on 17th and 18th August 2016.

Before then, FSANZ is also hosting a one-day symposium event in Wellington, New Zealand on 1 July 2016.

The Canberra symposium will be hosted  at the National Library of Australia and will discuss the future of food safety and public health. It will also explore challenges and opportunities presented in the digital age.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Martin Bowles PSM – Department of Health
  • Alan Kirkland – CHOICE
  • Lone Jespersen – Cultivate, Switzerland
  • Beverley Postma – Global Food Systems

The New Zealand event hosted on 1 July and will explore consumer, public health, trade and scientific perspectives on the challenges that lie ahead.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Peter Gluckman – Chief Science Advisor to the New Zealand Prime Minister
  • Sue Chetwin – CEO, Consumer New Zealand
  • Katherine Rich – CEO, Food and Grocery Council
  • Tony Nowell – FSANZ Board member and member of the APEC Business Advisory


Those interested in attending the events can contact FSANZ for more details.