The Green Food Safety Coach Blog

Listeria can be a problem at Easter as well.

The following is the latest media release from the Food Safety Information Council Ltd and is included here with permission. Easter entertaining – your friends and family could be at risk of Listeria As Easter is a perfect time to entertain, the Food Safety Information Council is warning about the risk of food poisoning from…
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Deathcap mushroom season is here

The following is the latest media release from the Food Safety Information Council Ltd and is included here with permission. With the growing popularity of foraging for wild food, the Food Safety Information Council today warned people not to pick or eat wild mushrooms as deadly deathcap mushrooms start to appear in southern and western…
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Listeria and rockmelons

The following is a media release from the NSW Food Authority and is included here with permission. The NSW Food Authority is advising consumers who are most vulnerable to Listeria infection such as older persons, and people who have weakened immune systems due to illness or pregnancy, to avoid eating rockmelon after a recent spike…
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Uni students an at risk group for Salmonella

The following is the latest media release from the Food Safety Information Council Ltd and is included here with permission. As the academic year begins, the Food Safety Information Council, together with their member Cater Care, have launched a food safety tips poster for young people leaving home to start university and college. Council Chair,…
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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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