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.

Raw meat

Best Practices for Preparing Raw Meat

When you are cooking and handling raw meats, it’s vital that you take the proper steps to protect yourself and your family. So, we’ve listed them for you.

Continue reading »

Salmonella outbreak strikes again in Australia

For a second time this year, further Salmonella outbreaks have been linked to raw bean sprouts according to the Department of Health in South Australia.

Continue reading »

Food Poisoning Sees Cricketer Miss Season Opener

Australian batsman, Shaun Marsh, missed the IPL season opener against the Gujarat Lions earlier this week after being hospitalised with food poisoning.

Continue reading »

New Lasers to Fight Food Poisoning

South Korean scientists have developed lasers, which are mounted on the fridge, to scan and detect microorganisms in foods so as to alert the individual.

Continue reading »
Food Additives

Do You Know What’s in Your Food?

There has long been a discussion over the safety of food additives and whether or not they can be harmful if consumed over time. So which ones are safe and which ones aren’t?

Continue reading »
cooking at home

Top Food Safety Tips When Eating at Home

We’ve listed some simple food safety tips you can follow to help ensure that you handle all foods properly when you choose to eat at home.

Continue reading »
freezing food

Food Safety: Best Freezing & Thawing Practices

Check out our top tips for how to keep your food safe when both freezing it and thawing it for later use.

Continue reading »

Are Restaurant Doggy-Bags Legal?

Should doggy-bags be illegal? This is a dividing issue and there are definitely supporters on both sides of the argument. So, let’s take a look at the facts.

Continue reading »

Gastro Outbreak Hits Hundreds Aboard Cruise Ship

A gastro outbreak that reportedly affected over 300 passengers aboard a Princess Cruises ship has forced the luxury liner to dock in Melbourne.

Continue reading »

Hilton Under Investigation After Gastro Hits Wedding

The groom and 57 guests were allegedly struck down with gastro after a wedding reception that was held last Friday at the upmarket Hilton Brisbane.

Continue reading »