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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Lolly Lovers Outraged at Allen’s

No more green frogs? No more spearmint leaves?! Bad news this week for lolly lovers with Allen’s Lollies announcing that the company are stopping production of two iconic varieties.

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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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Queensland Man Guilty of Cattle Gallstone Theft

A Toowoomba man has been found guilty of stealing almost $4500 worth of cattle gallstones from a local abattoir and given a two-month suspended sentence.

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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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Noodle Ban Set to Cost Maggi $250 Million

The current bans on Maggi instant noodle products in India are estimated to cost the company more than $250 million in product losses and brand damage.

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Rat Poison Found in Aussie Pork Meat

The FSANZ are calling for new and safe chemical control limits at farms as current laws see pork meat contaminated with rat poison sold.

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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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Public Input Welcome for New Food Labels

Australians are now being invited to take part in an online community survey so that they can have their say on the new country of origin food labels – it’s not open for long so don’t miss out!

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Boston Restaurants to Receive Food Safety Ranking

Boston restaurants may soon be given letter grades for cleanliness and food safety practices in a project to improve the poor state of food safety in the city’s food businesses.

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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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