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.


Are you really what you eat? Can Swine Flu be caught from Pork?

This year, a resurgence in the appearance of swine flu throughout Australia has left many with concerns about if it is safe to eat pork.

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Food Safety Training – What You Need to Know

This article addresses many questions we get asked by students who are unsure about what to look for in food safety and food safety supervisor training.

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FSANZ suggests new food labelling proposal in reaction to FoodLegal health claim criticisms

FSANZ has suggested a proposal to change food labelling codes, expanding the range of claims that can be put forth about sports foods & electrolyte drinks

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Australia’s Lack of Food Safety Education Enhances Food Poisoning Risk

Australians are regularly putting themselves in the firing-line for food poisoning, when they prepare food at home.

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The Impact of Russia’s ban on food imports on Australian farmers

Australian food politics has been effected with Russia announcing a year-long ban on imported beef and dairy products from Australia, the US, and the EU.

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Australian Mining Companies Hope to Unearth Richer Profits with Cattle Farming

Food politics are set to change as mining giant Rio Tinto moves towards cattle farming.

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McDonalds Continue to Struggle with Further Food Safety Concerns

Following a food safety scare in China, the CEO of the world’s biggest fast-food corporation, McDonalds, definitely isn’t lovin’ the backlash that his company has been getting from the media lately. For the majority of his two years in charge, Don Thompson has been struggling to improve sales in Europe and the United States. Now, …

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Too Sharp a Taste: NSW Man Finds Safety Pin in his Block of Cheese

In a serious food safety breach, an Australian retired school teacher recently found a block of cheddar cheese sharper than he had expected when he sunk his teeth into a safety pin that had been lodged into the dairy product. 59 year old, Patrick McMullen was enjoying a chunk of Woolworths-brand cheese when he felt …

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Alarming additives and Food Labels: Beef and Alcohol in Popular Fruit Juices

After learning that some fruit flavoured drinks could contain traces of alcohol and beef, a Hindu man in Melbourne wrote to Heinz Australia to enquire about their food labels and whether that was the case in his favourite beverage, Golden Circle juice. He was shocked when the company replied, revealing that the entire Golden Circle …

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Australian Companies Want a Bigger Piece of the Baby Formula Business

It’s clear to see that the infant formula market is a particularly lucrative niche, worth no less than $13.3 billion, and set to grow over the coming years. According to statistics, the baby milk market in China is set to double to over $25 billion by the time 2017 rolls around, however due to tough …

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