The Food Safety Information Council is Australia’s leading disseminator of consumer-targeted food safety information which aims to address the estimated 4.1 million cases of food poisoning in Australia each year that result in 31,920 hospitalisations, 86 deaths and 1 million visits to doctors on average every year.
We are a health promotion charity supported by state and territory health and food safety agencies, local government, and leading professional, industry and community organisations.
The Council’s major activity is Australian Food Safety Week held annually in the second week of November.
Throughout the year the Council actively promotes food safety through the distribution of information directly to requesting individuals and organisations, and at food safety, educational, health and general safety conferences, exhibitions and expos.
Based on a belief that skills and awareness learnt in external environments will be applied in the home, the Council also partners with organisations actively promoting food safety in the workplace, educational and training institutions, hospitals, child and aged care facilities.