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“The Cruise From Hell”: Norovirus Hits Singapore-Bound Ship

Norovirus gastroenteritis, a digestive tract virus that can cause vomiting, stomach cramps, fever and diarrhoea, recently struck an Australian ship bound for Singapore, with more than 100 people out of the total 2,000 on board affected.

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Social Media to be a Valuable Tool in Maintaining Food Safety

Social media is no longer just a means of recreational and commercial communication, it has also become a valuable tool that the food authorities are keen to utilise in order to detect food safety breaches.

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Not So Free Range After All: Pirovic Slapped With $300,000 Fine

Pirovic Enterprises Pty. Ltd. (Pirovic) has been fined $300,000 after the Federal Court declared by consent that the company engaged in misleading conduct and representations by labelling and promoting its eggs as ‘free range’.

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Chinese Trade Talks Hope to Stregthen Australia-Sino Ties

Barnaby Joyce, Minister for Agriculture for the Abbott government, is on a five-day visit to China to strengthen Australian-Sino relationships.

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Local Children Prompt McDonalds to Go Cage-Free

Recently, an animal welfare group joined forces with young Australian children to create a video pleading with McDonalds to crack down on the use of cage eggs.

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An apple a day: Surprising security threats at Australian Airports

The Department of Agriculture has recently revealed its list of the top ten dangerous foods found within passengers’ luggage throughout eight international airports in the last year, the worst offender being the humble apple.

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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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Australia’s Leading Supermarkets Involved in Food Safety Scare With Cereal Recalls

After a massive food safety blunder, two of Australia’s favourite supermarkets have been forced to recall boxes of cereal this week following fears that they could contain shards of glass

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Australian Government Proposes Release of Commercial GM E.coli Vaccine

In a potentially ground-breaking food safety development, the Australian Government is assessing an application from worldwide animal research company Zoetis, that petitions to commercially release a GM (genetically modified) vaccine in poultry that will deliver immunity from E.coli disease and infection

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Woolworths to Get Cracking With Cage-Free Egg Commitment

Australian supermarket giant Woolworths has just announced that its stores will be removing cage eggs from their shelves over a period of five years.

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