Australian Food Safety News

Welcome to the latest food safety news provided by the Australian Institute of Food Safety. We cover all of our latest news and views about the food safety industry and we always welcome your ideas and feedback, so please read on and let us know your thoughts.


Mislabelled Coconut Drink Linked to 10-Year-Old’s Death

A Sydney importer pled guilty to food labelling charges after a 10-year-old child died from an allergic reaction he suffered after drinking a mislabelled coconut drink.

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Hepatitis Infects Green Tea Drinking Teen

A campaign to lose weight, which included drinking multiple cups of green tea, has caused a UK teenage girl to contract an acute case of Hepatitis.

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CEO Sentenced to 28 Years Jail for Deadly Salmonella Outbreak

The CEO of the peanut company responsible for the US’s 2008-9 deadly salmonella outbreak has been sentenced to a history-making 28 years jail.

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More than 400 Sickened in Deadly Salmonella Outbreak

With two dead, 91 hospitalised and 418 reported cases, the effects of the United States’ recent salmonella outbreak continue to be felt around the country.

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Mars and PepsiCo Lead with Junk Food Advertising Breaches

According to the latest report on junk food advertising aimed at kids, Mars and PepsiCo are leading other global food companies like McDonalds and Coca Cola Amatil in the overall number of compliance breaches.

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McDonalds’ New Menus Breach Food Labelling Laws

McDonald’s stores throughout Australia will be taking down all of their new menu boards for being in breach of fast food labelling laws.

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Canberra Restaurant Salmonella Case Delayed

The 160 people who suffered salmonella poisoning after eating at Copa Brazilian Restaurant will now have to wait until next year for the outcome of the criminal court case.

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Confessions of “Australia’s Worst Waitress”

Have you ever had your chair ‘accidentally’ kicked when eating out? Or waited a little too long for your meal? If so, it could be an act of wait staff revenge according to Australia’s self-confessed worst waitress.

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Vomiting Robot: An Innovative Research Project

What’s the best way to determine why gastro viruses are so contagious? According to two prestigious US universities it’s by building a vomiting robot..

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Salmonella Cases on the Rise but Food Poisoning Drops

Although the overall number of food borne illnesses in Australia is steadily dropping, experts are still worried as the number of salmonella poisoning cases is rapidly growing.

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