Food Poisoning

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Record Fines for Peanut Butter Scandal

A new record has been set for the largest ever fine in a criminal food safety case. ConAgra Foods will plead guilty to federal charges and pay a whopping AUD $14.2 million in fines for their involvement in the 2006-07 US salmonella outbreak.

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US Food Safety Takes a Catastrophe to Change

According to recent history it takes a catastrophe to bring about change to food safety legislation in the US. Experts say current progress towards better national food safety is not being made fast enough and one has even claimed, ‘we need bodies in the streets before we get it.’

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Jail Sentences and Deportation for Qatar Food Poisoning

Jail sentences, fines and deportation orders have been handed out to 5 workers of a Turkish restaurant in Qatar after a food poisoning outbreak last year. A pregnant woman, who subsequently gave birth to her baby prematurely, was among the customers affected.

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Jail Time for Egg Fraud Executives

US Egg company fined almost $7 million dollars and top-tier executives sentenced to serve jail time for bribery, fraud and breaching food safety laws. Eggs laced with poisonous bacteria were knowingly sold to customers and made almost 2000 people very sick.

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Mandatory Reporting Scrapped for Food Deaths

New laws set to be introduced in Australia will mean that any death or illness caused in a food-related incident will no longer be required to be reported to authorities by the food business responsible.

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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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MKR Contestant Forced to Quit Following Food Poisoning Nightmare

Celine Kaponias, contestant on “My Kitchen Rules” has dropped out of the competition after significant food-poisoning left her in hospital for fifteen days.

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Not So Egg-cellent: Queensland’s 2015 Salmonella Crisis

According to reports, there have been 1,895 cases of salmonella reported in QLD so far this year, double the amount expected by health authorities.

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Mass Food Poisoning at Brisbane Convention Centre

The food served at conference held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition centre last week has poisoned at least 164 principals according to recent news, with 22 victims hospitalised as a result. Queensland Health has announced that they will be investigating this staggering food-safety issue, but at this point, the cause of the poisoning is not certain.

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Masterchef George Calombaris Enforces Doggy Bag Documentation

Hellenic Republic restaurant – owned by George Calombaris of Masterchef fame – now requires customers to sign a waiver if they wish to take home a doggy bag.

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