There will be a huge return of packed lunch boxes with school starting again this week. But some of the most popular food that we pack may be classified as higher risk food. What foods do we need to look
HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) is a very important process for food production. It controls and identifies identifies where hazards might occur in the food production process and puts into place stringent actions to take to prevent the hazards
Allergies are a very common reason for people to get sick around Australia. From a recent research, there seems to be a link between pre-packaged food and anaphylaxis cases in Australia. Since then, a warning has been issued that eating
There has been a slight uproar in our closest neighbour, New Zealand. This comes after food safety experts are shocked by how food safety authorities in Auckland council have approached in dealing with restaurants that received a low rating in
ATP (adenosine triphosphate) sanitation monitoring is a process of rapidly measuring actively growing microorganisms. How can you best utilise this technology so that you can keep your food business food safe?
One of the latest trends is to serve your food on a wooden board. It had a nice aesthetic effect and they are not so easy to break. But everything in this world can break… and wood is one such
Incident management is something that may not come naturally to our minds when we think about food safety. And that is normal. But when the circumstances arise where you may need to consider how to react to an incident. An
There is no rest for maintaining food safety in the country. Not even during the festive break. And two restaurants in Melbourne found that out the hard way.
Has the new year greeted you with food poisoning or a stomach bug? When our eating habits have gone completely astray from normality in the past two weeks, our stomachs might react badly to it. But are you actually contagious?
With Christmas only a weekend away, it is time to do final check on your food safety practices. The following are the tips given by the Australian Institute of Food Safety. So keep them in mind with your upcoming festivities.
Although the festive season is about to be upon us, fast-food chain Chipotle seems to have gotten a very bad gift for Kris Kringle. The Mexican food chain has been flooded by food safety scandals for the past few years.
Some people thing that hand washing is all about the right soap. But after research, microbiologist Michelle Sconce Massaquoi, found that there is more to washing our hands than the soap we use.
There has been an urgent recall on mangoes around South Australia. This announcement was made by Biosecurity South Australia yesterday. Since then, more than 125,000 mangoes have been taken off supermarket shelves in South Australia. What incited this urgent recall?
Christmas is only 11 sleeps away and the school holidays begin this weekend. Everyone is in a rush to get their Christmas gifts ready for family and friends. Not to mention the big Christmas feast on the actual day. But
Food safety is something that every food business needs to take seriously. If you run a food business, having your team on board with the food safe program implemented in your business is of paramount importance. Most business take the
Many Australians love to shop at the Aldi supermarkets. It is cheaper and they have some crazy sales. But they just announced that one of their beloved items is being recalled. Which item is it and what s the cause?
One of the largest cruise ship in the world has docked in Hobart, Tasmania. The cruise liner, Ovation of the Seas, carries 5800 passengers and had been sailing for two weeks around Asia. So how is this cruise liner managing
Environmental monitoring is one easy way to improve the food safety of your food product. By making sure that the environment surrounding the product is in order can prevents things like cross-contamination. This will, therefore, prevent any cases of a
Flour is a very common ingredient used in a lot of food. From baking cakes to making sauces, is a very versatile ingredient. But sometimes, it is an ingredient that is used incorrectly. So when not properly used, what pains
Foreign Supplier Verification program (FSVP) is a very useful program developed by the United States. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in America have made this new program alongside the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) – you can read more