Safe Food Practices

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WA Farm Fined After Finger Amputation

A WA cattle and hay farm has been fined a total of $35,000 after an employee lost parts of three fingers due to unsafe machinery in a 2012 farming accident.

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Venomous Spiders Cause Mexican Grape Recall

Produce stores in New Zealand are recalling imported Mexican grapes after ten venomous spiders, including black widows, were found in bags of the fruit.

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Woman Suffers Severe Throat Injuries After Swallowing Metal Dish Scrubber

A Brisbane woman has suffered from severe oesophageal scratching after she swallowed part of a metal pot scrubber which was served in a fried rice meal.

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Tough Food Safety Laws Blamed for Farm Closure

The closure last year of Tasmania’s only organic dairy farm, which the owner blamed on tougher food safety laws, looks set to be reversed thanks to a community fundraising campaign.

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Experts Warn: Dangers of Online Breast Milk Market

The online breast milk market is ‘booming’ and experts are trying to warn consumers of the potential health risks that surround this controversial issue.

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Food Safety Risks Reach Sky High

Dirty hand-washing areas, potential pest homes and bad bacteria control are some allegations made against an LAX airline food company, states The New York Times in a new report.

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Parents Told to Stop Poisoning Children With Cancer Causing Foods

The NHS has called for parents to stop ‘poisoning’ their children with sugary foods and drinks in an effort to reduce the number of obese people estimated to need health care in Britain rises.

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Get Involved in Food Allergy Week 2015

Authorities are using this year’s Food Allergy Week to remind food manufactures of their responsibilities in safely managing food allergies in Australia. Get involved and show your support to help raise awareness of this very important issue!

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US Food Safety Takes a Catastrophe to Change

According to recent history it takes a catastrophe to bring about change to food safety legislation in the US. Experts say current progress towards better national food safety is not being made fast enough and one has even claimed, ‘we need bodies in the streets before we get it.’

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Food Safety Targeted by G20

G20 agricultural ministers met in Turkey to discuss how best to reduce food wastage and improve production security standards and overall sustainability. The results of the demand on natural resources and the effects of climate change have seen an increase in the need for a sustainable global food model, one that can support the necessary rise in productivity needed.

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