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Handle Seafood Safer This Easter

According to the business analysts at IBISWorld, Aussies are expected to spend around $24.4 million on seafood this Easter, up from $23.6 million last year. If you’re going to be indulging in the fruits of the sea this holiday season, it’s important to handle and prepare your seafood with care. Keep Your Seafood Chilled Make …

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How A Food Safety Supervisor Course Can Benefit Your Business

Have you ever been to a restaurant where the atmosphere is lively, the menu promising, but you have a nagging feeling that something is wrong? The riverside view is perfect, but the menu hasn’t been wiped down by the waiter and your drinks arrive in dirty glasses. When the waiter coughs in his hands, the …

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How to Manage Allergic Reactions

Recently, a five year old boy suffered a severe allergic reaction to undeclared tree nuts in the Coles brand hollow milk chocolate easter eggs. This raises the question: How can you protect yourself and your family against known and unknown food allergies? How Common Are Food Allergies? Food allergies are very common and becoming more …

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3 myths about foodborne illnesses

3 myths about food safety and foodborne illnesses

According to Food Safety Australia New Zealand, people shouldn’t assume food is safe because it’s local, organic or properly cooked. This is particularly important for businesses that do not have a food safety structure in place and carry out food handling tasks without proper food quality testing. Don’t think that this applies to you? Here …

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Western Australian Researchers Develop Infrared Food Quality Test

Researchers at the University of Western Australia believe infrared technology could hold the key to more accurate, non-destructive food quality testing. Allowing for Food Items Moving Down a Conveyor Belt to be Easily ‘Tagged’  In the past it’s been difficult to classify foods accurately due to differences in the size, colours, and surface textures of …

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Baiada Poultry Adopts American Software to Improve Food Safety Standards

Australia’s Baiada Poultry, which processes Steggles and Lilydale Select Free Range Chicken, will use software from American firm Battelle to improve its food safety standards. Probabilistic Risk Informed Analysis, or PRIA as it’s commonly known, will help Baiada monitor its chicken to manage the risk of salmonella and campylobacter outbreaks. 84 Percent of Raw Chicken …

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Tasmania Proposes New Food Safe Regulations for Backyard Chicken Breeders

Tasmania’s Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment proposes new food safe regulations which would affect the state’s many backyard chicken breeders. The government body wants to improve the accountability of anyone selling eggs in the state, no matter what the size of their flocks. Preventing Contaminated Eggs From Entering the Market Egg sellers …

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Changes to Food Safety Supervisor Laws Benefit Businesses

From January 3, New South Wales food businesses are no longer required to notify the NSW Food Authority or their local council of the details of their food safety supervisor. The change looks to streamline workplace practices for businesses in the food industry. However, the state authority urges these businesses that they must still train …

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Raw Egg Safety in the Spotlight

Most of us are wary of raw chicken and leftover Chinese takeaway, but we rarely stop to think about the food safety dangers lurking in most fridges. Raw eggs, and the dishes made with them, are responsible for more food poisoning incidences than you might think. Woman Dies From Food Poisoning Outbreak Homemade mayonnaise was …

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JLS Automation Safe Tortilla Packaging Machine Heading to Australia

The local food industry is set to become a lot safer when JLS Automation’s innovative tortilla machines reach Australia. The robotic machines, developed in Pennsylvania, feature a round “tortilla tool” which operates using the Bernoulli principle. Air radiates from the centre of the tool, sucking up tortillas without damaging their delicate layers of dough. The …

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