Yearly Archives: 2015

So who does what in the Food Safety world?

When I am running training, I am often asked various questions about what  government departments is responsible for what when it comes to food safety. So I found the following great explanation on the Food Standards Australia New Zealand website. The following is a summary of the Safe Food System in Australia and New Zealand.…
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Five ways to change staff habits – No 3

So why do I want to change staff habits? What good will it do me, them or the business? Why would I bother? The answer is simple - a happy workplace is a more productive business with increased sales and profits. In the second of this series we worked out the important question of "what's…
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Five ways to improve staff habits – number two

In the first in this series of Five Ways to improve staff habits, I  showed how you first need to work out what the exact problem is. Today we're going to have a look at the second way to improve staff habits in your workplace - what habit needs to change? Method Two - where…
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Five ways to improve habits in your workplace

Why would a business want to improve the habits of it's staff? A recent study done at Curtin University has shown that a group of people were able to make microwaving their dishcloth daily a habit. How did they did they do that? They gave them a poster initially, and then every three days they sent each…
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Why sustainability is crucial to your business.

"In 2015, sustainability will become a key part of every job description"  -  a quote from Ellen Weinreb in an article in The Guardian on 8 January 2015. Ellen is the founder of the Weinreb Group, which is an international specialised sustainability and corporate social responsibility executive search firm. She and her staff spend every day helping companies find…
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Are eggs all they’re cracked up to be?

So why are eggs continuing to be the number one food involved in food poisonings in Australia? IT happens in business That question is probably not top of mind in the 110 people, at least, in South East Queensland who are now  a part of what looks like one of the biggest food poisoning outbreaks in that…
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A few interesting food poisoning facts

Christmas Day 2014 marked a bad day for one family in Victoria - around 30 people ate lunch and then ended up with food poisoning. At least one of them also had to go to hospital as well. According to the latest figures, there are around 4.1 million cases of food poisoning in Australia each…
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