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Cooking with Narcotics: Chinese Restaurant Owner Detained After Noodles Found to Contain Opium

A Chinese restaurant owner is facing a 10-day detainment after lacing menu items with opiates in an attempt to improve his business.

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Food Safety Concerns Emerge Over Nanomaterials in Food Packaging

With food safety always a hot topic, this time it’s the Food packaging that has come under fire recently, with the safety of food packaging that contains nanomaterials is beginning to be called into question.

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FSANZ Call for Submissions on Food Irradiation Application

FSANZ have called for submissions regarding a permit application to expand the irradiation of a various vegetables and fruits.

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Food Safety Fears Over Colgate Total Toothpaste

One of Australia’s most popular toothpastes, Colgate Total, has suffered scrutiny lately, as safety concerns about one if it’s ingredients, triclosan, arise

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Walmart Triples Food Safety Spending In China After Donkey Meat Disaster

Yesterday, Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, announced that it will invest 300 million yuan ($48 million US or about $51 million AUD) into improving its food safety in China by the end of 2015, after fox DNA was discovered in packages labelled as “Five Spice” donkey meat in January. This investment, originally projected at 100 …

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New laws in China to tackle rampant food safety problems

Infected snail meat, poisonous mushrooms, goat meat marinated in duck urine to make it taste and smell like lamb – these are just some of the culinary delights that China’s food industry have served to its citizens since 2006. In a move to clean up China’s international reputation for appalling food safety, new food safety laws will …

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Baby Formula Safety

Australasian Baby Formula Representatives Visit China

Members of the Infant Nutrition Council (INC) representing New Zealand and Australian infant formula makers will appear at the 13th annual Shanghai International Children-Baby-Maternity Products Expo from July 17 to 19. Their appearance at the Chinese show comes in the wake of questions regarding the safety of Australasian baby formulas. Trade Partners Meet  The INC …

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Baby Formula Investigation

New Zealand Government to Investigate Infant Formula

In the face of tough global criticism, the New Zealand government will review the nation’s infant formula sector. The comprehensive investigation aims to strengthen and protect the quality of New Zealand’s infant formula, both at home and off shore. China’s Share Following China’s melamine scandal in 2008, New Zealand’s infant formula industry grew rapidly as …

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Through the Looking Glass

We are all concerned about food safety. But how would you feel if you opened a tin of seafood and saw glass shards inside? Well, some people have been reporting seeing such items to ‘Food Standards Australia New Zealand’.  This is a case of mistaken identity. While this is not a very common event, it …

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Local Fruit Is the Best Option

Apple and Pear Australia is an initiative that supports the local growing of these products instead of consumers choosing to purchase imported items. Consumers do have a choice when they visit the supermarket and they can pick locally grown produce if they would like. However, it can be very easy to pick up imported items …

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