Biosecurity and food safety is protecting the economy, environment, and community from the negative impacts of pests, diseases, weeds, and contaminants and ensuring food safety.
NSW DPI Biosecurity and Food Safety manages risks associated with interactions between people, plants, animals, the food we eat, and our environment. Building on these interdependencies, the NSW Biosecurity and Food Safety Strategy 2022-2030 draws on the concept of ‘One Health’ to deliver optimal biosecurity and food safety outcomes, and contribute to economic, social, and environmental prosperity.
The rising complexity of Australia’s biosecurity and food safety environment is driving the need for new and innovative approaches to managing the challenges now and into the future. To this end, the NSW Biosecurity and Food Safety Strategy 2022-2030:
Strong and effective biosecurity and food safety is essential to the continued wellbeing of people in NSW, the prosperity of our economy and communities, productivity and profitability of primary and food industries, the safety and sustainability of our food systems, and the health of our ecosystems.
Biosecurity and food safety is a shared responsibility - industry, research, government partners, and the community working together to ensure four strategic objectives are met:
By taking actions to build our capability and capacity, share responsibility, and invest in tools and technology we will deliver strong biosecurity and food safety outcomes.