Category Archives: Health and Nutrition

Reminder about pregnancy and Listeria form FSIC Ltd

The following is a media release from the Food Safety Information Council Ltd and is included here with permission. Listeria and pregnancy – Mothers’ Day reminder for mums-to-be The Food Safety Information Council today used Mothers’ Day to remind mums-to-be about the risk of listeria infection during pregnancy. Council Chair Rachelle Williams said that between…
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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 …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 – Red Meat?

This week, I thought it might be interesting to look at  red meat  - what it means and whether it is safe or not. Red meat is considered to be any meat from the following; beef, sheep, pork, deer, goat, buffalo, bison, kangaroo and ostrich. Safety Red meat is one of the potentially hazardous foods…
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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 what do all these words on the label mean?

Came across this great article from well known Nutritionist, Catherine Saxelby, and thought I'd copy it into this blog for you. She sends this sort of brilliant information in her regular newsletter, and on her website - Foodwatch. Foodwatch Dietary Dictionary! Inulin or insulin – it’s all in that ‘s’ Inulin is a type of carbohydrate that we…
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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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