Yearly Archives: 2014

Raw milk – why it is an issue?

So why is raw milk the big food safety issue right now? With the potential death of a young child and possible illness of several others due to drinking raw milk, all health authorities in Australia are discussing what can, and should, be done to prevent a recurrence. Although raw milk is not permitted to…
Read more

How safe is your food – rice?

Rice is consumed on a daily basis by probably more people than any other food on Earth, but is it safe? Food safety Although it may be a surprise to many people, cooked rice (and pasta) is what is known as a potentially hazardous food. This means that if it is not handled properly it…
Read more

Global Handwashing Day 2014

15 October marks Global Handwashing Day each year, and for 2014 the theme is “Choose handwashing, choose health”. The goals for this year are; Handwashing is a choice everyone can make multiple times a day. When people choose to wash hands with soap, they choose to create a healthier environment for all. Good hygiene practices…
Read more

So how safe is -Chocolate?

Food safety As chocolate has a low moisture content most moulds and food poisoning bacteria will not grow in or on it. So chocolate is actually a very safe food. However when chocolate contains dairy or any of the other food allergens, then there are food safety issues involved. Manufacturers need to ensure that the chocolate…
Read more

So how safe is – Coffee?

Recently coffee took over from tea as the second most popular beverage in the world (behind water) and it is the second most traded commodity (behind oil). It is one of those foods that is either loved or not and nearly everyone has tasted it, but is it safe and where does it come from…
Read more

So how safe is … chicken?

Chicken is one of the most popular foods in the world and is loved by many but is it safe and how did it become so popular? Safety Chicken is a member of the poultry group and is one of the Potentially Hazardous Foods. It is potentially hazardous because it has the right nutrients and…
Read more

So how safe is …Egg?

Eggs - love them or hate them, they are recognised as one of natures perfect foods. It makes sense really, as each egg contains all the nutrients needed to grow a chicken so it must be a great source of food. Safety If the shell is intact the yolk and white inside an egg are…
Read more

So how safe is – Sushi?

Sushi has a reputation. It is loved by many, hated by almost as many and is often portrayed in the media as being a dangerous food. It is considered to be a Japanese food, but did it really originate there? So what is it, where did it come from and is it actually safe or…
Read more