NZ: Taking a risk-based approach
NZ Ministry for Primary Industries: NZFSA scientists are always re-evaluating the weight of scientific evidence relating to food safety, looking to see if it fits into the New Zealand context, and are ready to act if it does.
Good science follows the accepted scientific process: observe, develop hypothesis, undertake repeat research and refine it. It involves peer review and robust systems of analysis methodology and interpretation. The work can take decades and rarely makes gripping reading.
NZFSA’s science experts carry out ‘due diligence’ on the science in their fields. They constantly scan the scientific environment reviewing scientific papers. All the evidence is evaluated – and weighed accordingly.