Food Politics

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China Going to Greater Measures to Raise Food Safety Abidance and Awareness

After several incidents of food providers grossly disregarding food safety regulations, the Chinese government is putting its foot down as it vows to implement the most severe penalties for violators of food safety regulation.

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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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Celebrity Chef Pete Evans A ‘Warrior’ For Controversial Paleo Diet

My Kitchen Rules chef Pete Evans’ impassioned campaign promoting the virtues of the controversial Paleo Diet has recently met with opposition from the Heart Foundation and the Dieticians Association of Australia (DAA).

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Not So Free Range After All: Pirovic Slapped With $300,000 Fine

Pirovic Enterprises Pty. Ltd. (Pirovic) has been fined $300,000 after the Federal Court declared by consent that the company engaged in misleading conduct and representations by labelling and promoting its eggs as ‘free range’.

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Chinese Trade Talks Hope to Stregthen Australia-Sino Ties

Barnaby Joyce, Minister for Agriculture for the Abbott government, is on a five-day visit to China to strengthen Australian-Sino relationships.

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Local Children Prompt McDonalds to Go Cage-Free

Recently, an animal welfare group joined forces with young Australian children to create a video pleading with McDonalds to crack down on the use of cage eggs.

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An apple a day: Surprising security threats at Australian Airports

The Department of Agriculture has recently revealed its list of the top ten dangerous foods found within passengers’ luggage throughout eight international airports in the last year, the worst offender being the humble apple.

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Australian Government Proposes Release of Commercial GM E.coli Vaccine

In a potentially ground-breaking food safety development, the Australian Government is assessing an application from worldwide animal research company Zoetis, that petitions to commercially release a GM (genetically modified) vaccine in poultry that will deliver immunity from E.coli disease and infection

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Woolworths to Get Cracking With Cage-Free Egg Commitment

Australian supermarket giant Woolworths has just announced that its stores will be removing cage eggs from their shelves over a period of five years.

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China Champions Food Safety with ‘Smart’ Chopsticks

‘Smart chopsticks’ , a device which would alert consumers as to how safe the food in front of them actually was, could be the next step in the food safety revolution.

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