Safe Food Practices

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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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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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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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China Champions Food Safety with ‘Smart’ Chopsticks

‘Smart chopsticks’ , a device which would alert consumers as to how safe the food in front of them actually was, could be the next step in the food safety revolution.

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Importer’s Fine Increased to Encourage Food Safety

Following a major food safety breach by Queensland food import company B&E Packaging, it has been announced that the fine for any breaches of the Imported Food Control Act 1992 will rise from $7,000 to $20,000.

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Tracking Issues Highlighted in China after Further Food Safety Scares

In the latest Chinese food safety scare, Heinz, has recalled batches of infant food products in China, following reports that the product contained lead.

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