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.


Pet Meals Now on the Menu in Sydney Restaurants

The addition of pet meals to Sydney menus has become a growing trend. Eight Sydney restaurants – and counting – have publicised a take-away option for furry family members

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A Capital Tick For Food Safety Supervisors and Inspectors

Local business operators in Canberra have given an 81 percent approval rating to the territory’s Food Safety Supervisors and Inspectors according to a new government commissioned survey.

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33 Recorded Cases of Toxic Fish Poisoning in Townsville

Townsville has reportedly seen 10 new cases of ciguatera food poisoning, caused by contaminated spanish mackerel, totalling 33 cases this year.

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Raw Egg Mayonnaise Considered More of a G20 Threat than Terrorism

Queensland’s Chief Health Officer, Jeanette Young, stated this week that she was more concerned about the threat of “raw egg mayonnaise” than terrorism at the upcoming G20 in Brisbane, with major hospitals primed to take action in the case of a mass food poisoning event.

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Food Safety Week – 9th to 16th November 2014

Australian Food Safety Week is organised annually by the Australian Food Safety Information Council with events, radio announcements and press releases taking place around the country. Every year has a different theme. This year the theme is the ‘Temperature Danger Zone’, focusing on the correct temperature at which to store, handle and prepare food.

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Rural Fast Food Addicts Risk Health for Burgers

Health experts have highlighted the food safety risks associated with transporting and eating fast food in remote areas of Western Australia.

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State of Industry Report Indicates Resilience in the Food and Grocery Sector

The sixth edition of the annual State of the Industry Report released by the Australian Food and Grocery Council indicates that Australian food and grocery industries have been showing a steady growth in spite of the various challenges and food safety scares.

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Farmers Take a Stand Against Poor Country of Origin Labelling Enforcement

A number of breaches of country of origin labelling laws have taken place in Australia, leading to the demand for stronger enforcement and harsher penalties.

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Sausage Sizzle Red Tape to be Cut

Sausage sizzles are set to change as the ACT State Government slashes the red tape for community fundraising events.

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The Cost of Free Trade: Should Food Safety Standards be Sacrificed?

Following pressure from economic integration with the United States, the concept of lowering food safety standards in Australia has emerged as a significant discussion topic.

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