Having an environmental monitoring program (EMP) can play an important part in food safety. It can help access whether the practices implemented in a facility works. It also can provide the information needed to prevent microbial contamination of food products.
When you have a lot of food in the picnic, the sun will, no doubt, be out and beating on your food. Even though it is winter, the sun here down under remains very strong. So if you were having
Food safety culture has improved over the past few years. But is it at the point where we can comfortably be in? Or is there more room for improvement in your organisation? The web seminar will help you figure out
In South Australia, more than 26 people sick have now suffered salmonella poisoning, and a food recall is underway. The product in question is alfalfa sprouts. If you know anyone in South Australia who eats alfalfa sprouts, then they need to
Food many restaurants and cafes, having an Environmental Health Officer (EHO) or “food inspector” visit can be incredibly daunting. This is a first hand account by an EHO as to what they do, what they are looking for, and more
For years scientists scoffed at the idea of microscopic organisms. Now we all know that they exist, but how can you control something you can’t see and need a lab to identify. It appears the answer may soon be in your hand.
A little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. Getting your best friend’s birthday wrong might be a little embarrassing, but there’s very little margin of error with regards to hygiene and food safety. Avoid falling prey to the following food
This is a tricky one – used properly, disposable gloves can be a valuable tool in preventing cross-contamination and for keeping cuts and scrapes away from food. However, they are not a complete solution. Improperly used disposable gloves can impart
The figures are in. The list is out. Here are the Top Ten foods on the nasty list. Check out what’s at number 10 and work your way down to the number one food poisoning culprit. WHAT’S AT #10?
Food recall is something that should be taken seriously. But like most things, sometimes it can be taken lightly. And not heeding the warnings may lead to dire consequences.
It has been a long time coming in this food poisoning countdown but we finally reach first place. So for the notorious number one in causing woes for all peoples, what food comes out on top?
It has been a long time coming but we are approaching the end of this food poisoning countdown. As we hand out the silver medal, remember to come back and check out the winner/loser (depends on which way you approach
We all know about the dangers of Salmonella or Listeria – but don’t let familiarity breed complacence – you’re much more likely to die from food-poisoning than at the hands of a serial killer. That being said, here are a
Food safety is of absolute importance in the food business world. Whether you tending the fields, packing the produce, selling the product or presenting food at a restaurant, having safe rules on handling food vital. It keeps customers happy with
Food allergy is something that people are becoming more aware about. And it seems like there are just more and more items being added to the list! Earlier this week, another food has been added to the list of foods
For many consumers, food health has become something that has become more and more important. How many grams of sugar is in this item? What kind of fat is used in the ingredients? Where do the ingredients come from? The
A food safety plan is important in any food business. The Food Safety Modernization Act in America now enforces companies to make plans to prevent intentional adulteration. Such acts, while not likely to occur, could cause illness, death, economic disruption of
Sydney South has been faced by some crazy food safety scandals in the past half year. Hailing from this end of town, I was shocked to find that my favourite shopping centre, Miranda Westfield, was going through some turbulent times.
It has been a while since our last International Food Safety Round Up… almost four months to be exact! Check out what countries around the globe are up to in terms of food safety.
If you think that a bout of food poisoning is just a bit of vomiting and diarrhoea, then you may be in for a bit of a shock. Studies are now showing that even a mild case of food poisoning