Food Safety Fines

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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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Eating Mice is Rather Nice…Unless You Find One in Your Lunch

It sounds like the stuff of urban legends, and a shopper at a Woolworths supermarket in Broadbeach on the Gold Coast surely wished it was recently when she took two bites of a rice paper roll and found a dead mouse inside.

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Farmers Take a Stand Against Poor Country of Origin Labelling Enforcement

A number of breaches of country of origin labelling laws have taken place in Australia, leading to the demand for stronger enforcement and harsher penalties.

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Food Workers Fired After Uploading Food Safety Violations onto Social Media

The Tegel Foods’ chicken factory in New Plymouth, New Zealand, has fired two of its employees after the young men filmed themselves jokingly riding a conveyer belt – as serious a food safety issue as they come – and then uploaded the footage to social media.

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Food Safety Scare And Competition Hit McDonald’s Japan Hard

On Tuesday McDonald’s Holdings Co (Japan) Ltd (2702.T) forecasted a net loss of some 17 billion yen (97.281 million British pounds or 177.896 million Australian dollars) for 2014, its first loss in 11 years.

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Yum! Brand Suffering After Repeated Food Safety Breaches

After a continuous stream of food safety violations, the Yum brand, parent to KFC, and Pizza Hut is taking a critical hit.

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Cooking with Narcotics: Chinese Restaurant Owner Detained After Noodles Found to Contain Opium

A Chinese restaurant owner is facing a 10-day detainment after lacing menu items with opiates in an attempt to improve his business.

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Less Than Fresh: Coles Given Three Year Ban Over Half-Baked Claims

The Federal Court has handed down a judgment banning Australian supermarket giant Coles claiming that any of its bread products are ‘freshly baked’, ‘Baked Fresh’ or baked that day, as that was proven to not be the case.

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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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