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Brisbane Restaurants Slapped With Massive Food Safety Fines

2014 has not been kind to restaurants and eateries in Brisbane, with some of the most frequented establishments handed food safety fines totalling over $700,000.

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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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Importer’s Fine Increased to Encourage Food Safety

Following a major food safety breach by Queensland food import company B&E Packaging, it has been announced that the fine for any breaches of the Imported Food Control Act 1992 will rise from $7,000 to $20,000.

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McDonalds Continue to Struggle with Further Food Safety Concerns

Following a food safety scare in China, the CEO of the world’s biggest fast-food corporation, McDonalds, definitely isn’t lovin’ the backlash that his company has been getting from the media lately. For the majority of his two years in charge, Don Thompson has been struggling to improve sales in Europe and the United States. Now, …

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Food Safety Scandal in China Hits Various Fast Food Chains

Global fast food chains, Pizza Hut, McDonalds, and KFC have found themselves embroiled in yet another food safety scandal this week. ‘Yum’, the parent company of the well-known fast food brands has issued an apology to its customers following the arrival of another food safety scare in China. A recent TV report forced Chinese regulators to …

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Brisbane’s Eat Safe Program Adopted By Other Australian Councils

Brisbane’s food safety rating system, Eat Safe, has recently been adopted by other councils in Queensland and Tasmania according to the Brisbane Times. Bundaberg Regional Council is one of the new councils to adopt the scheme having purchased the $2000 program from Brisbane City Council. The program, introduced in 2010, awards restaurants between zero and …

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Brisbane Diner Finds Live Roach in Risotto

The DM Restaurant and Jazz Bar in South Bank, Brisbane, has been fined $24,000 after a diner found a live cockroach in her chicken and mushroom risotto. According to the Courier Mail, the diner was horrified to find the insect. “I was just about to tip on some parmesan and my daughter-in-law said: ‘Oh my …

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Coles Lied About “Freshly Baked” Bread

The Australian Federal Court has found supermarket giant Coles guilty of misleading customers by advertising its baked goods as ‘freshly baked’ or ‘Baked Fresh’. Contrary to the labelling, the baked goods in question – Coles’ ‘Cuisine Royale’ and ‘Coles Bakery’ branded bread products – had in fact been pre-cooked months earlier. In June 2013, the …

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Supermarket Giant Coles Going Down, Down with Food Safety Troubles

Last week, Coles was hit with a whopping $31,500 fine, plus $10,000 in legal costs when it was found guilty of seven breaches of food safety regulations. Originally, the supermarket giant was prosecuted for 22 breaches of the regulations, to seven of which they pleaded guilty. Most breaches involved offering out-of-date food for sale, with others …

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More Celebrity Food Safety Issues…This time it’s Jamie Oliver!

Just last week, we reported on celebrity restaurant food safety incidents and how Eva Longoria’s restaurant SHe was shut down temporarily due to food safety issues. This week, it’s celebrity chef Jamie Oliver who has hit the headlines. Mr Oliver’s exclusive butcher’s shop, Barbecoa, was forced to close its doors for 24 hours earlier this year after the City of …

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