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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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FSANZ Consults the Public Regarding Gluten-Free Beer Labels.

Correct food labels are of vital importance to those who suffer from gluten intolerance, and FSANZ are raising a proposal that intends to prevent beer and other alcohol being incorrectly labeled as ‘gluten-free’.

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FSANZ Call for Submissions on Food Irradiation Application

FSANZ have called for submissions regarding a permit application to expand the irradiation of a various vegetables and fruits.

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Tracking Issues Highlighted in China after Further Food Safety Scares

In the latest Chinese food safety scare, Heinz, has recalled batches of infant food products in China, following reports that the product contained lead.

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