Food Safety, Food safety and suitability research, Human health surveillance
The New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) has an aim to reduce food-related risks to human health. Its Science Strategy has identified human health surveillance as an essential element of the monitoring and review component of its risk management framework. In addition, evidence from notifications, case enquiries, outbreak investigations and other epidemiological studies of human enteric diseases are being increasingly used as sources of data for risk assessments. There is increasing interest in foodborne disease statistics within NZFSA and its stakeholders.