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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Food Workers Fired After Uploading Food Safety Violoation onto Social Media

The Tegel Foods’ chicken factory in New Plymouth, New Zealand, has fired two of its employees after the young men filmed themselves jokingly riding a conveyer belt – as serious a food safety issue as they come – and then uploaded the footage to social media.

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Food Safety Scare And Competition Hit McDonald’s Japan Hard

On Tuesday McDonald’s Holdings Co (Japan) Ltd (2702.T) forecasted a net loss of some 17 billion yen (97.281 million British pounds or 177.896 million Australian dollars) for 2014, its first loss in 11 years.

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China Going to Greater Measures to Raise Food Safety Abidance and Awareness

After several incidents of food providers grossly disregarding food safety regulations, the Chinese government is putting its foot down as it vows to implement the most severe penalties for violators of food safety regulation.

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New Zealand Outbreak has MPI Scrambling for Answers

A recent outbreak of Yersinia Pseudotuberculosis in New Zealand has the Ministry for Primary Studies stumped.

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World Celebrates Food Safety With Global Handwashing Day

15th October is Global Handwashing Day. It is a great reminder of how important it is to practice proper handwashing, and how vital it is to food safety.

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Tick Off For The National Heart Foundation

After 25 years, The National Heart Foundation is set to review the Healthy Tick trademark, according to CEO Mary Barry.

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Consumer Groups: Sports Drinks Don’t Belong in Health Food Aisle

Consumer group CHOICE have warned that allowing electrolyte drinks to make health claims without passing the consumer protection test will mislead consumers into believing that they are making healthier purchases.

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Yum! Brand Suffering After Repeated Food Safety Breaches

After a continuous stream of food safety violations, the Yum brand, parent to KFC, and Pizza Hut is taking a critical hit.

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Cooking with Narcotics: Chinese Restaurant Owner Detained After Noodles Found to Contain Opium

A Chinese restaurant owner is facing a 10-day detainment after lacing menu items with opiates in an attempt to improve his business.

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Celebrity Chef Pete Evans A ‘Warrior’ For Controversial Paleo Diet

My Kitchen Rules chef Pete Evans’ impassioned campaign promoting the virtues of the controversial Paleo Diet has recently met with opposition from the Heart Foundation and the Dieticians Association of Australia (DAA).

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