Yearly Archives: 2013

Australian Food Safety Week 2013

This is the media release from the Food Safety Information Council about this year's theme for Australian Food Safety Week, which starts 11 November. Some of the facts  are truly frightening. A national Newspoll Survey, commissioned by the Food Safety Information Council for Australian Food Safety Week, shows too few Australian adults are taking notice…
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It is all in the words

I recently saw an ad on TV for a new perfume. It is called “Si”, which means yes in Spanish. The ad features Cate Blanchett and is just beautiful. The problem is that as soon as I saw it I was  stuck by something that just seemed wrong. In Mandarin the word “Si” means death…
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A simple way to see how sustainable your business is – are you a 5 Star?

Have developed a simple to understand way for a business to measure it’s current sustainability and to set goals for improvement. Many people do not really understand what sustainability actually means, so this new and simple single star rating will allow businesses of all sorts to make it much clearer to all. A single number…
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Reduce before you replace

Yesterday I received my next power bill and, once again I am in credit, so do not need to pay anything. In this time of rapidly increasing electricity costs, I am a happy person. Why am I so happy - it's simple, I have dramtically reduced my electricity usage and then put in solar electricity…
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Increasing costs means new ways of doing things

With electricity bills making their way through the mail here in South East Queensland, food businesses should be looking long and hard at ways this expense can be reduced. With increasing wages and material costs, finding ways to reduce energy use is just good business. Before working at what can be done to reduce these…
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Reducing travel reduces fuel reduces costs

A recent article in Aus Food News has highlighted that online grocery buying will reduce the expenses of an average family , whilst also significantly reducing carbon emissions and therefore a lower Carbon Footprint. Research done by the Oregon Department of Transportation shows that the delivery trucks produce up to 75 percent less CO2 emissions…
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Foodie Friday – My Happy New Year gift to you

Well, it is the end of 2012-13 financial year today and, as food businesses, we are either running around tidying everything up to get it finished for the year or coolly looking toward the next 12 months and beyond. I decided as a business to have all the financial stuff done by Monday and have…
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Foodie Friday – when is a week not just a week?

Two weeks ago, it was Allergy Awareness Week. The second week in November is Australian Food Safety Week. Last week was Law Week in Queensland. There are weeks for just about everything now, so do the messages get lost because of the sheer amount of them? I’d have to be honest and say that like…
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