Category Archives: Food Safety

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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Once again eggs are the cause of food poisoning in Australia

When asked, most people will automatically say that it is either chicken or seafood that is the number one food in food posioning causes. Reality is a bit different, for several years now it is the common everyday egg that takes top spot in the food that causes most food poisonings each year. Although eggs…
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Australian Food Safety Week 2013

This is the media release from the Food Safety Information Council about this year's theme for Australian Food Safety Week, which starts 11 November. Some of the facts  are truly frightening. A national Newspoll Survey, commissioned by the Food Safety Information Council for Australian Food Safety Week, shows too few Australian adults are taking notice…
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Food is not the only thing you need to keep safe

So it is near the end of Australian Food Safety Week 2013. The theme this year was all about shopping and food safety. The Food Safety Information  Council, which co-ordinates the week, has some food safety related research done for the week and found that people are generally not good at transporting cold food really…
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So is it safe to eat food past it’s use by date?

I am a strong believer and advocate for reducing food waste. Some figures show that something like 50% of all food produced is threwn away before we eat it. With the huge amount of resources that we has humans put into getting food, this waste should be considered to be nothing less than obscene. These…
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What is Botulism?

Besides the now called election in Australia, the biggest news this week is the international food product recall that is now happening on well known infant formula. This recall is being undertaken because there is a chance that the formula is contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. This is the bacteria that causes Botulism. Botulism has something like…
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Why is this Botulism thing such a big food safety issue?

With this infant formula product recall now happening worldwide, it is well worth, having a look at why this whole Botulism thing is such problem. Green labelling generates sales A recent survey done by Applied Horticultural Research for AUSVEG shows that even at a higher price 40 percent of those surveyed would prefer to buy…
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Tis the season to be jolly not sick

As it is the Festive Season I have done an article summarising some of the key things that we can do at home and at parties to not give food poisoning as an unintended present this year. The list is based on the Food Safety Information Council’s main theme of Cook, Chill, Clean and Separate.…
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