Food Politics


WHO Issue Food Safety Reminders in Light of Ebola Outbreak

In response to the latest outbreak of the Ebola virus across Western and Central Africa, the WHO has issued a food safety reminder to those in the region.

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Global Food Safety Report Rates Australia ‘Average’ for Traceability

GFTC (Global Food Traceability Centre), releases a report concerning comprehensive reviews in Food Science and Food Safety in Australia.

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Food Safety Fears Over Colgate Total Toothpaste

One of Australia’s most popular toothpastes, Colgate Total, has suffered scrutiny lately, as safety concerns about one if it’s ingredients, triclosan, arise

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Are you really what you eat? Can Swine Flu be caught from Pork?

This year, a resurgence in the appearance of swine flu throughout Australia has left many with concerns about if it is safe to eat pork.

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FSANZ suggests new food labelling proposal in reaction to FoodLegal health claim criticisms

FSANZ has suggested a proposal to change food labelling codes, expanding the range of claims that can be put forth about sports foods & electrolyte drinks

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The Impact of Russia’s ban on food imports on Australian farmers

Australian food politics has been effected with Russia announcing a year-long ban on imported beef and dairy products from Australia, the US, and the EU.

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Australian Mining Companies Hope to Unearth Richer Profits with Cattle Farming

Food politics are set to change as mining giant Rio Tinto moves towards cattle farming.

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Alarming additives and Food Labels: Beef and Alcohol in Popular Fruit Juices

After learning that some fruit flavoured drinks could contain traces of alcohol and beef, a Hindu man in Melbourne wrote to Heinz Australia to enquire about their food labels and whether that was the case in his favourite beverage, Golden Circle juice. He was shocked when the company replied, revealing that the entire Golden Circle …

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Australian Companies Want a Bigger Piece of the Baby Formula Business

It’s clear to see that the infant formula market is a particularly lucrative niche, worth no less than $13.3 billion, and set to grow over the coming years. According to statistics, the baby milk market in China is set to double to over $25 billion by the time 2017 rolls around, however due to tough …

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FSANZ Considers Easing Food Safety Restrictions on Raw Milk Cheeses

Cheese enthusiasts are excited by the potential of tastier cheeses hitting the market soon. The FSANZ (Food Standards Australia and New Zealand), are considering a proposal that could see eased food safety restrictions on raw milk cheeses. This proposal, if it is passed, will allow for a greater range of cheeses to be sold within Australia and …

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