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 Safety Announced as the Topic for World Health Day 2015

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that World Health Day 2015 will focus on the importance of food safety. The occasion will be used to raise awareness for the increasing importance of food safety in the current globalisation of the world’s food supply.

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Cruise Ship Passengers Bound for New Zealand Suffer Food Poisoning

Approximately 200 Australian cruise ship passengers bound for New Zealand have been restricted to their cabins after exhibiting severe food poisoning symptoms. After some investigation, the Canterbury District Health Board announced that the cruise ship, The Dawn Princess had been infected with Norovirus.

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Fake Honey Products Put Suppliers in a Sticky Situation

Bera Foods is facing penalties upwards of $10,000 for misrepresentation of its ‘Hi Honey’ product. The supplier falsely led consumers to believe its Turkish, plant-based ‘honey’ was produced locally by Australian honey bees.

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Eating Mice is Rather Nice…Unless You Find One in Your Lunch

It sounds like the stuff of urban legends, and a shopper at a Woolworths supermarket in Broadbeach on the Gold Coast surely wished it was recently when she took two bites of a rice paper roll and found a dead mouse inside.

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70 Percent of UK Supermarket Chickens Contaminated

A recent survey conducted by the Food Standards Agency (FSA), has uncovered a serious Campylobacter outbreak, affecting 70% of fresh, shop-bought chickens in the UK.

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Settlement Offered in Landmark Australian Food Poisoning Case

Soy milk company Bonsoy has offered $25 million compensation to 500 victims in perhaps the largest settlement for a food poisoning case in Australian legal history.

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Souping Up Food Safety Controversy

New York based performance artist Ei Arakawa put food safety front and centre at London’s prestigious Frieze Art Fair.

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Pet Meals Now on the Menu in Sydney Restaurants

The addition of pet meals to Sydney menus has become a growing trend. Eight Sydney restaurants – and counting – have publicised a take-away option for furry family members

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A Capital Tick For Food Safety Supervisors and Inspectors

Local business operators in Canberra have given an 81 percent approval rating to the territory’s Food Safety Supervisors and Inspectors according to a new government commissioned survey.

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33 Recorded Cases of Toxic Fish Poisoning in Townsville

Townsville has reportedly seen 10 new cases of ciguatera food poisoning, caused by contaminated spanish mackerel, totalling 33 cases this year.

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