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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 Most breaches involved offering out-of-date food for sale, with others …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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Where Not to Eat in Brisbane: Food Safety Fines in 2013

This week, a report released by Brisbane Times revealed the list of EatSafe prosecutions for 2013. EatSafe Brisbane is a rating scheme that assesses food safety and hygiene standards of licensed food businesses (including restaurants, cafes and food outlets) across Brisbane and its suburbs, and then issues a food safety star rating. Every licensed food business in Brisbane receives …

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Eva Longoria’s Celebrity Restaurant Shut Down Due to Food Safety Issues

Eva Longoria’s Las Vegas restaurant, “SHe” shut down temporarily last week after health inspectors found that food wasn’t being kept at proper temperatures and thermometers weren’t being calibrated correctly, according to CBS Las Vegas. The restaurant was reported closed on Wednesday last week, but appeared to be open again within 24 hours, indicating that violations had …

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Adelaide Restaurant Fined After Roach & Rodent Infestation

The Imperial Peking in the Adelaide suburb of St Peters was fined more than $100,000 recently for breaching food hygiene standards. The Chinese restaurant’s parent company, Mustwin Investments, pled guilty to 31 counts of breaching food safety standards. Uncovered Poultry, Pest Infestations, Droppings and More The infringements included failure to protect food from contamination, failure …

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Canberra Food Businesses Ignoring Safety Standards

Many Canberra food businesses seem to have little concern for food safety standards; with more than twice the number of improvement notices issued in the last half of 2013 as there were at the end of 2012. Significant Problems in Many Restaurants Some of these 163 notices were for minor infringements, but the local chief …

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Tasmania Proposes New Food Safe Regulations for Backyard Chicken Breeders

Tasmania’s Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment proposes new food safe regulations which would affect the state’s many backyard chicken breeders. The government body wants to improve the accountability of anyone selling eggs in the state, no matter what the size of their flocks. Preventing Contaminated Eggs From Entering the Market Egg sellers …

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