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 fridge. ALL OF THEM WERE CONTAMINATED! Also, this was across two different types of curries. It
The answer? Time. As summer approaches and we all start heading out to barbecues and picnics, it’s important to understand one of the basics of food safety: food + time = bacteria. In a recent case in North Carolina,
It is important to have a sound Food Safety Management System (FSMS). According to the International Standard ISO 22003, FSMS is defined as a set of interrelated elements that establish policy and objectives. With the aim to achieve objectives some
The ‘needle in strawberry’ scandal hit many Australians hard around two months ago. Now, the culprit has been found.
Detectable products can help business discover a contamination in their product. After the strawberry needle scandal that plagued Australia last month (read more here), we all need this reminder. This web seminar will help food businesses figure out what product
Nothing says ‘Aussie summer’ than throwing a barbie. But the rising thermostat can cause bacterial growth in our food. Without the proper food safety procedures, it can lead to foodborne illneses! In the second part of the Summer Food Safety
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 do you think should happen now?
We have finished collating the first round of responses to our Food Safety Quiz and the results present a chilling picture of Australia’s food safety knowledge. The goal with this quiz was to test the knowledge of respondents, including their
It is very easy to have a slip up in the food supply chains of your business. This is especially true if you run a larger company. But it is so important to know where your product comes from and
Summer is fast approaching down under! I just returned from a holiday in Iceland and believe me, I am beginning to feel the heat. And I don’t like it! Our food is something that also doesn’t like the heat. In
HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) is a useful tool for any food business. It provides a good guideline in staying above the food safety laws. This web seminar observes the FSSC 22000 (Food Safety System Certification ) and how it
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has released a new Global Standard for Food Safety recently. This webinar will go through how to implement the topics raised in Issue 8, which are: encouraging development of product safety culture expanding the requirements
Last week, we reported that strawberries had needles appearing in them (read about it here). Now other fruits have had reports that needles are appearing too. Which fruits are now involved?
An urgent food recall was made on strawberries sold in Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales. Unless you have been a social media blackout, I’m sure you would have heard about this story by now.
Low fat is probably one of the most common phrases used when people discuss a healthy diet. But what does this term actually mean? And is it as useful as society believes it to be.
The term Low GI has been thrown around a lot recently. From food blogs to insta-mums, everyone likes to say that a low GI diet is the way to go! But is it really as useful as they make it
FSSC 22000 is now in place! FSSC (Food Safety System Certification) 22000 is fully recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and is based on existing ISO Standards. This certification provides a framework for effectively managing your organization’s food
Earlier this week we talked about healthy buzzwords that are being used (click here to see it). This post will explore one such buzzword: organic. In a world where additives are used in most food production, many people find going
Being health conscious is one of the biggest trends at the moment. It is a good trend at that! But with so many buzzwords being thrown around, it can get confusing. Read on to find out what the keywords actually
As heading towards the latter half of 2018, our food safety antennas might be off. Here are some tips that can help us thinking about food safety again.