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Australia’s Food Safety Knowledge Hit and Miss

Experts are worried following the results of a recent survey into the level of knowledge the average Australia has about food safety and hygiene. People and their families are at risk of serious illness if exposed to poor food safety.

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5-Second Rule: Myth or Fact?

Is the infamous ’5-second rule’ actually true? Are household cooks or even chefs using this urban legend to justify using up that dropped piece of food – and would you eat the food if they were?

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33 Recorded Cases of Toxic Fish Poisoning in Townsville

Townsville has reportedly seen 10 new cases of ciguatera food poisoning, caused by contaminated spanish mackerel, totalling 33 cases this year.

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Rural Fast Food Addicts Risk Health for Burgers

Health experts have highlighted the food safety risks associated with transporting and eating fast food in remote areas of Western Australia.

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Sausage Sizzle Red Tape to be Cut

Sausage sizzles are set to change as the ACT State Government slashes the red tape for community fundraising events.

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The Cost of Free Trade: Should Food Safety Standards be Sacrificed?

Following pressure from economic integration with the United States, the concept of lowering food safety standards in Australia has emerged as a significant discussion topic.

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Scores on Doors: South Australia Introduces an Optimised Food Safety Rating System

A new food safety rating system is being introduced in South Australia with ten local councils already on board. The Scores on Doors system provides a star rating to food serving establishments based on the results of their food safety inspections.

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China Going to Greater Lengths to Raise Food Safety Abidance and Awareness

After several incidents of food providers grossly disregarding food safety regulations, the Chinese government is putting its foot down as it vows to implement the most severe penalties for violators of food safety regulation.

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New Zealand Outbreak has MPI Scrambling for Answers

A recent outbreak of Yersinia Pseudotuberculosis in New Zealand has the Ministry for Primary Studies stumped.

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World Celebrates Food Safety With Global Handwashing Day

15th October is Global Handwashing Day. It is a great reminder of how important it is to practice proper handwashing, and how vital it is to food safety.

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