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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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Tick Off For The National Heart Foundation

After 25 years, The National Heart Foundation is set to review the Healthy Tick trademark, according to CEO Mary Barry.

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Consumer Groups: Sports Drinks Don’t Belong in Health Food Aisle

Consumer group CHOICE have warned that allowing electrolyte drinks to make health claims without passing the consumer protection test will mislead consumers into believing that they are making healthier purchases.

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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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Celebrity Chef Pete Evans A ‘Warrior’ For Controversial Paleo Diet

My Kitchen Rules chef Pete Evans’ impassioned campaign promoting the virtues of the controversial Paleo Diet has recently met with opposition from the Heart Foundation and the Dieticians Association of Australia (DAA).

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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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Australian Food Safety Week to Focus on the Danger Zone

The Food Safety Information Council has announced that the theme for Australian Food Safety Week this year will be the temperature danger zone in food preparation and storage.

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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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