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Masterchef Favourite Eliminated Due to Food Safety Blunder

This week saw Masterchef contestant, Sarah Todd, eliminated after serving raw chicken to the judges. Sarah, a model from Queensland, was one of the hot favourites to win the series. The dish in question was a chicken roulade stuffed with apples and mushrooms, but the raw chicken meant the dish couldn’t even be tested by judges Matt Preston, …

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Top Surprising Foods That Might Be Making You Sick

Your boss is lactose intolerant, your friend refuses to eat soy, and your coworker swells up with stomach aches and vomiting when they eat foods containing gluten. As more convenient, processed foods inundate our supermarket shelves, more people are becoming aware of how food allergies, intolerances and sensitivities affect our bodies. When trying to narrow down …

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Authentic Australian Foods and A Healthy Conscience: Upcoming 2014 Food Trends – Part 2

Continuing on our expedition through food trends that dominate Australia in 2014, we’ll delve into how you can incorporate native ingredients, distinctive Australian flavours, miniature vegetables, and healthy options safely into your food business’ menu to take advantage of Tourism Australia’s campaign to put on a spotlight on Australia’s food and wine industry. The first article, How …

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Handle Seafood Safer This Easter

According to the business analysts at IBISWorld, Aussies are expected to spend around $24.4 million on seafood this Easter, up from $23.6 million last year. If you’re going to be indulging in the fruits of the sea this holiday season, it’s important to handle and prepare your seafood with care. Keep Your Seafood Chilled Make …

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How A Food Safety Supervisor Course Can Benefit Your Business

Have you ever been to a restaurant where the atmosphere is lively, the menu promising, but you have a nagging feeling that something is wrong? The riverside view is perfect, but the menu hasn’t been wiped down by the waiter and your drinks arrive in dirty glasses. When the waiter coughs in his hands, the …

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3 myths about food safety and foodborne illnesses

According to Food Safety Australia New Zealand, people shouldn’t assume food is safe because it’s local, organic or properly cooked. This is particularly important for businesses that do not have a food safety structure in place and carry out food handling tasks without proper food quality testing. Don’t think that this applies to you? Here …

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Have a Food-Safe Barbeque This Summer

Most Australians and New Zealanders will fire up their barbeques this summer. But did you know one of our favourite meals could create a health disaster if you’re not careful? Experts Give Meat Safety Tips Food safety experts recommend keeping meat refrigerated until you’re ready to cook it. Meat is more likely to grow bacteria …

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Food Safety Information Council Issues Work and School Lunch Warning

The Food Safety Information Council has encouraged Australians to take care when packing work and school lunches this year. The council’s research shows four out of five adults, and nearly all children, eat packed lunches. However, many adults are not following basic food safety procedures when preparing and storing these meals. Lunches are Eaten Four …

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Australian Chefs Speak Out on Sous Vide Safety

Sous vide is one of the most popular contemporary cooking techniques amongst Australian restaurants, but local chefs say home cooks needn’t be nervous about trying the low-heat method if they follow some basic food safety rules. Sous vide sees food vacuum-sealed in pouches and cooked slowly at a low temperature in a water bath at …

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Australian Experts Name Foods Most Likely to Cause Food Poisoning

We all get a little nervous about raw chicken and dodgy takeaway dinners, but Australian food experts say we should be worried about the safety of many more foods than this. Representatives from Food Standards Australia New Zealand and Food Safety Information Council recently told news.com.au the seven foods most likely to give you food …

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