Category Archives: Foodie Friday

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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So how safe is – Sushi?

Sushi has a reputation. It is loved by many, hated by almost as many and is often portrayed in the media as being a dangerous food. It is considered to be a Japanese food, but did it really originate there? So what is it, where did it come from and is it actually safe or…
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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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So why do some confuse recycling with reusing?

This image is courtesy of www.zerowaste.sa.gov.au The Waste Hierarchy is how we , both businesses and homes, should consider waste, with the very last option being to dispose. This image effectively shows which of the seven steps are better  for the environment and for our wallets / budgets. AVOID Simply not having packaging material or…
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So are eggs bad for us or good?

So with eggs continuing to be the main food causing food poisoning in Australia, the question needs to be asked whether eggs are good for us or bad? For quite some time there have been claims that eggs are bad for us nutritionally, and especially that they cause the bad cholesterol (LDL) to increase in our…
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Ongoing support for all Food Safety Supervisors is now available

So Food Safety Supervisors have to have specific training to be recognised in that role, this means going to a Registered Training Organisation and doing a course. Once assessed, they receive a Certificate from the RTO and then they register with their local council. Now they are a recognised FSS but are they keeping up…
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Food Safety Training – a trainers perspective

Whenever people do any type of training they have varying motivates for doing so. This seems to be the case, regardless of the nature of the training. Some are doing it because they are engrossed in the subject matter, are passionate about their industry or feel they want to increase their skills and knowledge in…
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Foodie Friday – My Happy New Year gift to you

Well, it is the end of 2012-13 financial year today and, as food businesses, we are either running around tidying everything up to get it finished for the year or coolly looking toward the next 12 months and beyond. I decided as a business to have all the financial stuff done by Monday and have…
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