Food Poisoning

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New Zealand Outbreak has MPI Scrambling for Answers

A recent outbreak of Yersinia Pseudotuberculosis in New Zealand has the Ministry for Primary Studies stumped.

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World Celebrates Food Safety With Global Handwashing Day

15th October is Global Handwashing Day. It is a great reminder of how important it is to practice proper handwashing, and how vital it is to food safety.

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Yum! Brand Suffering After Repeated Food Safety Breaches

After a continuous stream of food safety violations, the Yum brand, parent to KFC, and Pizza Hut is taking a critical hit.

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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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Australian Food Safety Week to Focus on the Danger Zone

The Food Safety Information Council has announced that the theme for Australian Food Safety Week this year will be the temperature danger zone in food preparation and storage.

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“The Cruise From Hell”: Norovirus Hits Singapore-Bound Ship

Norovirus gastroenteritis, a digestive tract virus that can cause vomiting, stomach cramps, fever and diarrhoea, recently struck an Australian ship bound for Singapore, with more than 100 people out of the total 2,000 on board affected.

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Social Media to be a Valuable Tool in Maintaining Food Safety

Social media is no longer just a means of recreational and commercial communication, it has also become a valuable tool that the food authorities are keen to utilise in order to detect food safety breaches.

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Tracking Issues Highlighted in China after Further Food Safety Scares

In the latest Chinese food safety scare, Heinz, has recalled batches of infant food products in China, following reports that the product contained lead.

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Australia’s Lack of Food Safety Education Enhances Food Poisoning Risk

Australians are regularly putting themselves in the firing-line for food poisoning, when they prepare food at home.

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Sydney Woman Discovers Surprising Food Safety Hazard in Baby Formula

A leading brand of baby formula has been forced to recall an entire batch of product in a shocking food safety blunder, after a mother in Sydney found a dead lizard within one of the tins. Artilina Castanares was left in disgusted shock on July the 11th, after she noticed a strange scent coming from …

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