Author: Food & Safety Admin

Coloured chopping boards parody

Sometimes we take ourselves a little bit too seriously. Hopefully our parody is enough to start a conversation, not finish a debate!

How gloves and a cloth can give you food poisoning

I was asked how wiping a sandwich bench down with a cloth could give someone food poisoning. Here's my simple scenario, and it really is jus...

Aldi customers – watch this before you shop!

All Aldi customers beware. There are a number of lines of potentially hazardous foods that have bad seals which allow bacteria to enter, and...

Does someone have to die before a supermarket does a recall?

3 weeks ago we found this… Imagine our surprise when we found black spots and streaks through 5 ready-to-serve dishes we had in our fr...

What magical ingredient in this Brunswick Stew made hundreds of people ill and is present in all Australian kitchens?

  The answer? Time. As summer approaches and we all start heading out to barbecues and picnics, it’s important to understand one of t...

What would you want a supermarket to do when…

We bought a bunch of contaminated ready-made-meals. When we returned them we found a shelf full of contaminated meals (a week later). What d...

The results of our Food Safety Quiz are sickening – literally

We have finished collating the first round of responses to our Food Safety Quiz and the results present a chilling picture of Australia&#821...

10 food items to keep OUT of the fridge

Some fruits and vegies are actually better off on the counter — or stored in a cool, dark environment like the pantry. While they may not...

Could your smartphone be the secret to a bacteria free kitchen?

For years scientists scoffed at the idea of microscopic organisms. Now we all know that they exist, but how can you control something you ca...

Misconception 3: Stainless Steel Kills Bacteria

Stainless steel is great for producing reliable, long lasting and relatively cheap tools and surfaces. In a medical setting, stainless is va...