Food Safety in Australia
Great news. Nothing to report about Food Safety in Australia today.
Food Safety around the world
Food Poisoning in China
A total of 21 people died of food poisoning in China in the first quarter of 2014, a year-on-year increase of 16.7 percent, said the National Health and Family Planning Commission on May 9, 2014.
However, the total number of people who suffered food poisoning decreased by 38.8 percent to 462 from that of the same period of 2013, said the statement from the commission.
With a population of 1.5 billion, that would make China one of the safest places in the world to eat. Personally, I suspect there is more to the story.
Canada Introduces Tougher Water Quality Rules for Planes, Trains and Buses
The Canadian government is laying out stricter rules to ensure clean water aboard planes, trains and passenger ships for drinking, hand washing, oral hygiene and food preparation.
Read more about it here
Russian Man Successfully Sues McDonalds For Food Poisoning
A Russian customer has beaten fast-food giant McDonald’s in court for a second time. He suffered food poisoning after eating a Big Mac, and was awarded damages.
McDonald’s challenged the decision, but a higher court again backed the Nizhny Novgorod resident. He will have his legal expenses covered and receive 1,500 rubles in damages ($50) plus the cost of the burger he ate.
With Russia about to go to war we aren’t sure if this one is slipping by undetected, or if it’s propaganda. Our source is here.
Useful Food Safety Links
The CDC have weighed in on the Food Safety issues relating to raw (unpasteurised) milk.
8 Ways To Prevent Food Poisoning also makes for a great read.