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FSANZ Releases 2019 Food Recall Statistics

  • Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has released its food recall statistics for 2019.  Recalls were down from 100 in 2018 to 87 in 2019.  The most common cause of recalls was undeclared allergens (32 recalls) and microbial contamination (30 recalls).

  • Australia and New Zealand are two of the three countries that have been recognized by U.S. FDA as having food safety systems that are comparable to the U.S.’s system.

  • Overall, undeclared milk allergen and Listeria monocytogenes were the most common bases for recalls, compared to other types of recalls.  These trends are very similar to recall statistics in the U.S. as well, where undeclared allergens and Listeria monocytogenes are primary bases for recalls.

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