The Green Food Safety Coach Blog

Big fine to NSW food business for breaches to Food Standards Code

This is a great reminder that food safety is serious and there are big problems for a business if it does not do what is required. The following is from the New South Wales Food Authority and is included here with permission. A Sydney chicken producer was convicted and fined a total of $34,000 and…
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So food safety is always the same stuff right?

So food safety doesn't change right? The basic rules of temperature, cleaning, hygiene, stock rotation, allergen control etc etc are always going to be the same, aren't they? The answer to both questions is no - and a big NO at that. I was watching a program the other day about the Battle of Waterloo…
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Reminder about pregnancy and Listeria form FSIC Ltd

The following is a media release from the Food Safety Information Council Ltd and is included here with permission. Listeria and pregnancy – Mothers’ Day reminder for mums-to-be The Food Safety Information Council today used Mothers’ Day to remind mums-to-be about the risk of listeria infection during pregnancy. Council Chair Rachelle Williams said that between…
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Easter and Seafood

The following is a media release from the Food Safety Information Council Ltd and is included her with permission. The Food Safety Information Council today released research that shows more Australians are more worried about the safety of seafood (96%) than chicken meat (95%), minced meat (90%) raw eggs (83%), pasteurised milk (71%), cooked rice…
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Deathcap mushroom advice

The following is a media release from the Food Safety Information Council Ltd and is included here with permission. Deadly Deathcap mushrooms - warning not to pick or eat wild mushrooms The Food Safety Information Council today warned people not to pick or eat wild mushrooms as deadly Deathcap mushrooms start to appear in southern…
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Christmas Raw and Risky Advice

The following is the latest media release from the Food Safety information Council and is included here with permission. Undercooked turkey, wilted salad – how to avoid a raw and risky Christmas The Australian Food Safety Information Council, in partnership with Tonic Health Media, today launched their food safety tips for Christmas and the holiday…
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Third version of Safe Food Australia just released

The following is a media release from Food Standards Australia New Zealand and is included here with it's permission. Updated Safe Food Australia guide now available Date: 21/11/2016 (Australia only) Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) today released the third edition of Safe Food Australia. Safe Food Australia is a guide to the food safety…
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Food Safety Week 2016 – “Raw and Risky?”

The following is the media release by the Food Safety Information Council to launch Food Safety Week 2106 Over a third of Australians risk food poisoning by playing raw egg roulette AusThe following is the media release by the Food Safety Information Council to launch Food Safety Week 2106 Over a third of Australians risk…
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What does Quality mean?

I am now on the Council of one of Australia's leading Quality organisations and at the monthly meeting last night, there was a point raised by one of my fellow Council members about what Quality actually means. Just like the whole idea of what food safety means has had me thinking, this interesting discussion last…
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