The Green Food Safety Coach Blog

Food safety advice for going back to school

The following is a media release from the Food Safety Information Council Ltd and is included here with permission. The Food Safety Information Council today launched their back to school and work lunchbox food safety advice. Council Chair, Rachelle Williams, said that preparing your own lunch is proving popular as Council research shows that 94…
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Emergencies and Food Safety

With the Australian Summer officially starting today, we are already being confronted with potential emergency situations in the south of our country, so it seemed like a good idea to talk about emergencies and food safety. The following is from the Food safety in emergencies page on the Food Safety Information Council’s website and is…
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“Is it done yet?” – Food Safety Week 2017

Australians clueless about safe cooking temperatures – use a thermometer for great food, cooked safely every time  Despite celebrity cooking shows being all the rage, the Food Safety Information Council released a national survey today for Australian Food Safety Week that shows that the majority of Australians surveyed have no idea of safe cooking temperatures for…
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Global Handwashing Day 2017

The following is the media release from the Food Safety Information Council Ltd to recognition Global Handwashing Day 2017 and is included here with permission. Warning to wash hands regularly to reduce your chance of flu and food poisoning: Global Handwashing Day 15 October 2017 Following this year’s high recorded rate of influenza cases the…
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Food Safety Week 2017 theme announced

‘Is it done yet? Use a thermometer for great food, cooked safely every time’ announced as Australian Food Safety Week 2017 theme The theme of Australian Food Safety Week, to be held from 11 to 18 November 2017, was announced today as ‘Is it done yet? Using a thermometer to check if your food is…
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Spring – gardens and food safety

The following is a recent Media Release from the Food Safety information Council and is included here with permission Spring is the time we like to get out into the garden and it is great to grow your own veggies, fruit and herbs as they taste good, are fresh and help our children understand where…
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So how long is a piece of string??????

I was at the Queensland food safety Conference yesterday and something became very clear to me. The question "how long is a piece of string?' is now a definite reality when it comes to food safety in food manufacturing, especially for small food companies. If you have not heard that question before, what it means…
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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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