Category Archives: Food Law

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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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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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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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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Food Industry Recall Protocol updated.

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is pleased to announce that the new edition of the Food Industry Recall Protocol, 7th Edition, May 2014 is now available.  It has been officially released today by Assistant Minister for Health, Fiona Nash. The Food Industry Protocol has been updated by FSANZ with the assistance of the Australian…
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