Imagine a world with no food regulations that protected the public from harmful foods and ingredients - products high in harmful chemicals; no use by dates; inadequate packaging - it would be catastrophic. In Australia and New Zealand, the organisation responsible for this is Food Standards Australia New Zealand - or FSANZ. The independent government organisation as we know it today came into existence in 2001. This program looks at the nature and structure of the organisation; its goals; its interaction with the food industry; the development of food standards; and the relationship between FSANZ and other authorities. Various perspectives on the vital and complex work of FSANZ are offered by the organisation's communications manager, Lydia Buchtmann, also Brendan Gillespie the Operations Manager of pasta manufacturing company, Ubaldi Foods, and Moreland City Council's environmental health officer, Vicky Lambropoulous.