Food Politics

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Victorian Farmers Fight Food Safety Authorities

Victorian farmers who sell small produce have set up a legal fund aimed at fighting government food safety authorities they claim are hindering farmers.

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Tough Food Safety Laws Blamed for Farm Closure

The closure last year of Tasmania’s only organic dairy farm, which the owner blamed on tougher food safety laws, looks set to be reversed thanks to a community fundraising campaign.

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Public Input Welcome for New Food Labels

Australians are now being invited to take part in an online community survey so that they can have their say on the new country of origin food labels – it’s not open for long so don’t miss out!

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Boston Restaurants to Receive Food Safety Ranking

Boston restaurants may soon be given letter grades for cleanliness and food safety practices in a project to improve the poor state of food safety in the city’s food businesses.

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Parents Told to Stop Poisoning Children With Cancer Causing Foods

The NHS has called for parents to stop ‘poisoning’ their children with sugary foods and drinks in an effort to reduce the number of obese people estimated to need health care in Britain rises.

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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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Food Safety Targeted by G20

G20 agricultural ministers met in Turkey to discuss how best to reduce food wastage and improve production security standards and overall sustainability. The results of the demand on natural resources and the effects of climate change have seen an increase in the need for a sustainable global food model, one that can support the necessary rise in productivity needed.

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Supermarkets Cop Fines for Selling Off Food

Coles, Woolworths and IGA are amongst those fined for breaching food safety laws. The NSW Food Authority has issued big penalty notices for selling off food.

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Food Safety Declared the Focus of World Health Day

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has dedicated this year’s World Health Day to international food safety, highlighting it’s everyday global importance.

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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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