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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Brisbane Restaurants Slapped With Massive Food Safety Fines

2014 has not been kind to restaurants and eateries in Brisbane, with some of the most frequented establishments handed food safety fines totalling over $700,000.

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Australia’s Leading Supermarkets Involved in Food Safety Scare With Cereal Recalls

After a massive food safety blunder, two of Australia’s favourite supermarkets have been forced to recall boxes of cereal this week following fears that they could contain shards of glass

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Australian Government Proposes Release of Commercial GM E.coli Vaccine

In a potentially ground-breaking food safety development, the Australian Government is assessing an application from worldwide animal research company Zoetis, that petitions to commercially release a GM (genetically modified) vaccine in poultry that will deliver immunity from E.coli disease and infection

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Woolworths to Get Cracking With Cage-Free Egg Commitment

Australian supermarket giant Woolworths has just announced that its stores will be removing cage eggs from their shelves over a period of five years.

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China Champions Food Safety with ‘Smart’ Chopsticks

‘Smart chopsticks’ , a device which would alert consumers as to how safe the food in front of them actually was, could be the next step in the food safety revolution.

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Importer’s Fine Increased to Encourage Food Safety

Following a major food safety breach by Queensland food import company B&E Packaging, it has been announced that the fine for any breaches of the Imported Food Control Act 1992 will rise from $7,000 to $20,000.

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FSANZ Consults the Public Regarding Gluten-Free Beer Labels.

Correct food labels are of vital importance to those who suffer from gluten intolerance, and FSANZ are raising a proposal that intends to prevent beer and other alcohol being incorrectly labeled as ‘gluten-free’.

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Food Safety Concerns Emerge Over Nanomaterials in Food Packaging

With food safety always a hot topic, this time it’s the Food packaging that has come under fire recently, with the safety of food packaging that contains nanomaterials is beginning to be called into question.

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FSANZ Call for Submissions on Food Irradiation Application

FSANZ have called for submissions regarding a permit application to expand the irradiation of a various vegetables and fruits.

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Tracking Issues Highlighted in China after Further Food Safety Scares

In the latest Chinese food safety scare, Heinz, has recalled batches of infant food products in China, following reports that the product contained lead.

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