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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Salmonella Outbreak Forces Urgent Lettuce Recall

Pre-packaged lettuce and salad products sold at supermarkets and grocers across the country are being urgently recalled after being linked to a recent salmonella outbreak that hospitalised two people.

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How Safe is Australian Honey?

Australian supermarkets, beekeepers and FSANZ are standing behind local honey despite a recent study which suggests it contains an excessive amount of natural toxins linked to chronic disease.

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Canberra Sushi Stores Fined $41,000 for Food Safety Breaches

Cockroaches, poorly stored food, a dirty dishwasher and filthy kitchens have cost the owners of two Canberra sushi stores a whopping $41,000 in food safety fines.

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Australia’s Egg Safety Debate

Egg safety is a contentious issue with differing opinions emerging from various government departments and other interested parties – so, should we be refrigerating eggs?

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Supermarkets Shun Best Food Safety Practices

Supermarkets around the country continue to display eggs on warm shelves instead of in the fridge, despite the rise in the number of salmonella cases.

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Mouldy Macca’s Makes Headlines

Would you like a side of mould with that? One unhappy McDonald’s customer has taken to social media to voice his disgust after allegedly being served a ‘gourmet’ mould-spotted burger.

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Gastro Outbreak Sickens 182 People on Luxury Cruise Ship

182 unlucky passengers aboard a the luxury cruise ship – Explorer of the Seas – have been struck down with a severe bout of gastro.

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Two-for-One Parmas at the Flying Cock Spark Gastro Outbreak

A popular Brisbane ‘cheap eat’, 2-for-1 chicken parmigiana, has been blamed for a food poisoning outbreak earlier this month after 20 diners were allegedly struck down with gastro.

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Summer Food Safety Tips from the Diet Detective

Warmer weather’s on the way again, so it’s time to brush up on our Summer food safety knowledge with some great tips from the Diet Detective.

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Australian Oyster Industry Boasts Clean Bill of Health

The Australian oyster industry has just taken a collective sigh of relief thanks to the findings of a recent SARDI study. Tests carried out on oysters from all over the country have found no trace of Hepatitis A or Norovirus contamination.

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