Food Recalls

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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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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.

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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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Easter Bunny Recall Affects Australians with Nut Allergies

Target Australia has recalled a number of Easter treats on a national scale, due to the possible presence of undeclared nut allergens.

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Not So Egg-cellent: Queensland’s 2015 Salmonella Crisis

According to reports, there have been 1,895 cases of salmonella reported in QLD so far this year, double the amount expected by health authorities.

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Berry Scandal Catches Fever as More Hepatitis A Cases are Reported

Further concerns are continuing to erupt regarding the food safety scandal that linked frozen mixed berries to outbreaks of Hepatitis A across Australia.

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Berry Bad: Frozen Berries Recalled after Hepatitis A Outbreak

Two leading brands of frozen mixed berries have been plucked from the shelves of Australian supermarkets after being linked to outbreaks of Hepatitis A.

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Fake Honey Products Put Suppliers in a Sticky Situation

Bera Foods is facing penalties upwards of $10,000 for misrepresentation of its ‘Hi Honey’ product. The supplier falsely led consumers to believe its Turkish, plant-based ‘honey’ was produced locally by Australian honey bees.

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Settlement Offered in Landmark Australian Food Poisoning Case

Soy milk company Bonsoy has offered $25 million compensation to 500 victims in perhaps the largest settlement for a food poisoning case in Australian legal history.

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Australia’s Leading Supermarkets Involved in Food Safety Scare With Cereal Recalls

After a massive food safety blunder, two of Australia’s favourite supermarkets have been forced to recall boxes of cereal this week following fears that they could contain shards of glass

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