Safe Food Practices

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UK Restaurant Owner Charged With Manslaughter Following Food Safety Incident

The owner of an Indian curry shop in the UK has been charged with manslaughter following the death of a customer who suffered from a severe nut allergy.

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NSW Kangaroo Meat Fails Tests for Fundamental Food Safety

The NSW kangaroo meat industry has been exposed for a lack of clean facilities, storage of live animals beside dead ones, and carcasses hanging on rusty hooks.

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Cyclone Safe: Food Safety During Power Outages

With Queensland and the NT getting hammered by Cyclone Lam and Cyclone Marcia at the moment, consumers need to be aware of food safety during power outages.

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Rats, Bats and Snakes Off the Menu for Chinese New Year

Soon the celebrations for Chinese New Year will be in full swing, prompting the Chinese government to issue food safety warnings that will tone down some of the stranger culinary festivities.

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Masterchef George Calombaris Enforces Doggy Bag Documentation

Hellenic Republic restaurant – owned by George Calombaris of Masterchef fame – now requires customers to sign a waiver if they wish to take home a doggy bag.

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Pasteurisation protesters: The Raw Milk Saga Continues…

Avid drinkers of raw milk were left feeling bitter recently following the news that an undrinkable ingredient is to be added to all raw milk produce. Protesters gathered in Melbourne last weekend to oppose the legislation.

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Yet Another Salmonella Outbreak in Brisbane

Hot on the heels of a salmonella outbreak earlier this month which affected over 130 people, dozens more people in Brisbane have been hospitalised with salmonella poisoning.

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South Brisbane Salmonella Outbreak linked to Chinese Restaurant

One of the largest food poisoning outbreaks ever reported in Queensland is currently being investigated after more than eighty diners fell ill from salmonella poisoning due to dining at a Springbrook restaurant last weekend.

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Undrinkable Ingredient to be Added to Raw Milk in Victoria

Unpasteurised milk in Victoria must have a gag-inducing bitter ingredient added to it according to new legislation announced last week. This follows the death of a small child from the Mornington Peninsula in December 2014 after consuming unpasteurised Mountain View Organic Bath Milk.

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Food Safety Week – 9th to 16th November 2014

Australian Food Safety Week is organised annually by the Australian Food Safety Information Council with events, radio announcements and press releases taking place around the country. Every year has a different theme. This year the theme is the ‘Temperature Danger Zone’, focusing on the correct temperature at which to store, handle and prepare food.

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