Category Archives: Foodie Friday

The 25th Australian Total Diet report released

The following is from a media release from Food Standards Australia new Zealand and is included here with permission. Australian Total Diet Study demonstrates safety of the food supply Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) Chief Executive Officer Mark Booth says the results of the 25th Australian Total Diet Study (ATDS), released today, again demonstrate…
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World Food Safety Day 7 June 2019

Australia’s food safety report card released for the inaugural World Food Safety Day 7 June 2019 The Food Safety Information Council has released a report card on Australia’s food safety record in recognition of the inaugural UN World Food Safety Day 7 June 2019. Council Chair, Cathy Moir, said that there are an estimated 4.1…
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How are you recognising World Food Safety Day on 7 June?

The following is the announcement  in 2018 on the Codex Alimentarius website of the agreement that the 07 June each year will now be World food safety Day, as of 2019. It is included here with permission. Today the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming a World Food Safety Day. Starting in 2019,…
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Make sure you do food safely at the Election Day fundraisers.

The following is the latest media release from the Food Safety Information Council Ltd and is included here with permission. As Election Day BBQs are being cleaned and fired up around the country, the Food Safety Information Council today released food safety tips for your democracy sausage or cake fundraiser. Council Chair, Cathy Moir, said…
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We are really what we eat – it isn’t just an old time saying.

You are what you eat. More and more research is showing that this old saying should be something we all follow. A study done at Loma Linda University School of Public Health in California seems to be once again reinforcing this saying. The researchers reviewed results from over 240000 telephone surveys done over 11 years…
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Five ways to change staff habits – No 3

So why do I want to change staff habits? What good will it do me, them or the business? Why would I bother? The answer is simple - a happy workplace is a more productive business with increased sales and profits. In the second of this series we worked out the important question of "what's…
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Are eggs all they’re cracked up to be?

So why are eggs continuing to be the number one food involved in food poisonings in Australia? IT happens in business That question is probably not top of mind in the 110 people, at least, in South East Queensland who are now  a part of what looks like one of the biggest food poisoning outbreaks in that…
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Raw milk – why it is an issue?

So why is raw milk the big food safety issue right now? With the potential death of a young child and possible illness of several others due to drinking raw milk, all health authorities in Australia are discussing what can, and should, be done to prevent a recurrence. Although raw milk is not permitted to…
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How safe is your food – rice?

Rice is consumed on a daily basis by probably more people than any other food on Earth, but is it safe? Food safety Although it may be a surprise to many people, cooked rice (and pasta) is what is known as a potentially hazardous food. This means that if it is not handled properly it…
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