Food Poisoning

DSC_4057

Salmonella Outbreak Hospitalises Six at Prestigious Melbourne Hotel

Two luxurious High Tea events at Melbourne’s iconic Langham Hotel have been linked to a salmonella outbreak which has hospitalised six and struck down another 28.

Continue reading »
breast-milk

Experts Warn: Dangers of Online Breast Milk Market

The online breast milk market is ‘booming’ and experts are trying to warn consumers of the potential health risks that surround this controversial issue.

Continue reading »
A-pig-farm

Rat Poison Found in Aussie Pork Meat

The FSANZ are calling for new and safe chemical control limits at farms as current laws see pork meat contaminated with rat poison sold.

Continue reading »
plane meal

Food Safety Risks Reach Sky High

Dirty hand-washing areas, potential pest homes and bad bacteria control are some allegations made against an LAX airline food company, states The New York Times in a new report.

Continue reading »
peanut butter

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.

Continue reading »
burger

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.’

Continue reading »
marmara-turkish-restaurant

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.

Continue reading »
Cracked eggs

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.

Continue reading »
sick man

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.

Continue reading »
peanuts-618547_640

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.

Continue reading »