Category Archives: Food Safety Articles

It’s Food Safety Week – so let’s take food poisoning seriously.

With Food Safety Week 2018 now happening, the following is a media release from the Food safety Information Council Ltd and is include here with permission. The Food Safety Information Council today released national Omnipoll research that shows that one in three Australians are either at risk of getting the potentially fatal Listeria infection themselves…
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Global Handwashing Day 2018

The following is the latest media release from the Food Safety Information Council Ltd and is included here with permission. The Food Safety Information Council today launched tips on how to keep your hands clean for Global Handwashing Day 15 October 2018 which has the theme ‘Clean hands – a recipe for health’. Rachelle Williams,…
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Big food safety changes are happening

It sure is a busy time in terms of food safety in Australia. As of May, allergen labelling must now include Lupin. Interestingly, this newly recognized food allergen in Australia, is only became a problem on a large scale since it has been used as a replacement for wheat based flours and products, as it…
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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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