Food Labelling

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UK Restaurant Owner Charged With Manslaughter Following Food Safety Incident

The owner of an Indian curry shop in the UK has been charged with manslaughter following the death of a customer who suffered from a severe nut allergy.

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Easter Bunny Recall Affects Australians with Nut Allergies

Target Australia has recalled a number of Easter treats on a national scale, due to the possible presence of undeclared nut allergens.

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Recent Food Safety Scares Prompt New Country of Origin Labelling Laws

A proposed new system for country-of-origin labelling outlines the need for labels to show the percentage of imported and Australian content in a product.

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Berry Scandal Catches Fever as More Hepatitis A Cases are Reported

Further concerns are continuing to erupt regarding the food safety scandal that linked frozen mixed berries to outbreaks of Hepatitis A across Australia.

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Government Encouraging Healthy Living with a More Efficient Product Labelling System

The Australian government is currently in the process of developing a more efficient product labelling system for consumers. The aim of this initiative is to encourage healthier choices by making product labelling easier to read and understand.

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Would Plain Packaging Help Fight the Childhood Obesity Crisis in Australia?

A global approach is being taken to restrict marketing of junk foods to children. Would plain packaging of these foods, similar to that which has been implemented for tobacco here in Australia, help to combat the childhood obesity problem?

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Farmers Take a Stand Against Poor Country of Origin Labelling Enforcement

A number of breaches of country of origin labelling laws have taken place in Australia, leading to the demand for stronger enforcement and harsher penalties.

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Tick Off For The National Heart Foundation

After 25 years, The National Heart Foundation is set to review the Healthy Tick trademark, according to CEO Mary Barry.

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Consumer Groups: Sports Drinks Don’t Belong in Health Food Aisle

Consumer group CHOICE have warned that allowing electrolyte drinks to make health claims without passing the consumer protection test will mislead consumers into believing that they are making healthier purchases.

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Less Than Fresh: Coles Given Three Year Ban Over Half-Baked Claims

The Federal Court has handed down a judgment banning Australian supermarket giant Coles claiming that any of its bread products are ‘freshly baked’, ‘Baked Fresh’ or baked that day, as that was proven to not be the case.

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