Category Archives: Food Safety

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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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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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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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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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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Five ways to improve staff habits – number two

In the first in this series of Five Ways to improve staff habits, I  showed how you first need to work out what the exact problem is. Today we're going to have a look at the second way to improve staff habits in your workplace - what habit needs to change? Method Two - where…
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Global Handwashing Day 2014

15 October marks Global Handwashing Day each year, and for 2014 the theme is “Choose handwashing, choose health”. The goals for this year are; Handwashing is a choice everyone can make multiple times a day. When people choose to wash hands with soap, they choose to create a healthier environment for all. Good hygiene practices…
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So how safe is – Bacon?

Let's have a look at how safe another food is , as well as a bit of history and whether it is good for you or not. This time - BACON. Safety bacon is a potentially hazardous food (it will allow bacterial growth if not handled properly) so must be stored below 5C (41F) and held above…
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