2016 Australia: Food Safety Round Up 1

The first of an Australian only food safety round up report! Here are some of the latest news to hit the Australia food safety shores.

Chipotle Had No Evidence On Accusing Australia Made Beef

A few weeks ago, we made a post about Chipotle, a major American fast food chain, pushing the blame of a food poisoning outbreak on their Australian beef (you can read more on that here). But after federal investigators looked into the outbreak, cross-contamination is not a likely suspect and no link between the Made In Australia beef and the restaurants where people reported becoming ill.

Wedding Guests Gifted With Food Poisoning

Over the weekend, an unfortunate groom and other 50 guest were struck by a bout of food poisoning after the wedding reception. The event was held at Hilton Hotel, Brisbane last Friday. Hotel staff are now working with public health officials to find out the source of this outbreak.

Cancer Drug Causes Death Not Health

A food safety warning has gone out for Zydelig, once renowned as the revolutionary drug for cancer patients. Yet after an Australia based lab did clinical trials that caused the death of some of the patients, people are not so sure anymore. The drug manufacturer eventually revealed to the Therapeutic Goods Administration of a “potential increased risk of serious adverse events including death, mostly due to infections, in patients receiving the medicine, in combination with other cancer medicines, to treat chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) and relapsed indolent non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma”.

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