Category Archives: Foodie Friday

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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So how safe is -Chocolate?

Food safety As chocolate has a low moisture content most moulds and food poisoning bacteria will not grow in or on it. So chocolate is actually a very safe food. However when chocolate contains dairy or any of the other food allergens, then there are food safety issues involved. Manufacturers need to ensure that the chocolate…
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So how safe is – Coffee?

Recently coffee took over from tea as the second most popular beverage in the world (behind water) and it is the second most traded commodity (behind oil). It is one of those foods that is either loved or not and nearly everyone has tasted it, but is it safe and where does it come from…
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So how safe is …Egg?

Eggs - love them or hate them, they are recognised as one of natures perfect foods. It makes sense really, as each egg contains all the nutrients needed to grow a chicken so it must be a great source of food. Safety If the shell is intact the yolk and white inside an egg are…
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