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.

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Mass Food Poisoning at Brisbane Convention Centre

The food served at conference held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition centre last week has poisoned at least 164 principals according to recent news, with 22 victims hospitalised as a result. Queensland Health has announced that they will be investigating this staggering food-safety issue, but at this point, the cause of the poisoning is not certain.

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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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Berry Scandal Catches Fever as More Hepatitis A Cases are Reported

Further concerns are continuing to erupt regarding the food safety scandal that linked frozen mixed berries to outbreaks of Hepatitis A across Australia.

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Shocked and Disgusted: UK Shopper Finds Severed Rat Head in Frozen Spinach

A shopper in the UK discovered the freshly severed head of a rat in a bag of frozen spinach recently when preparing dinner for her 60-year-old mother.

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Berry Bad: Frozen Berries Recalled after Hepatitis A Outbreak

Two leading brands of frozen mixed berries have been plucked from the shelves of Australian supermarkets after being linked to outbreaks of Hepatitis A.

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NSW Aged-Care Facility Death Linked to Salmonella

A food safety investigation is currently taking place at a NSW nursing home after an elderly man died as a result of suspected salmonella food poisoning.

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Horrible Hygiene Humbles MKR Duo Gina and Anna

Following the elimination of Anna and Gina from MKR this week, fans took to the airwaves and social media to complain about their lack of food safety.

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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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Victoria Names and Shames Food Safety Training Offenders

The register of food safety convictions developed by the Victorian government shows an alarming number of companies in the food industry are still not adhering to food safety laws, including those related to food safety training.

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