We all have our own ideas about dangerous foods. Most of us jump to the ideas of exotic foods during our travels but in reality, this is not the case. The following list was made considering poisonous produce and hygienically
From a very early age, hand washing is instilled into us as of utmost importance. It keeps the germs off and stops it from spreading. ‘Wash your hands after you sneeze,’ my mother always says. But are we simply over
Compressed air systems are important in up-keeping food safety. It is a key utility supporting the food packaging and food processing industries by many in the Westernised world. By keeping this system clean, it can help make all types of
Food safety is something that we know needs to be upheld for any food business. But with so many different tips and suggestions, what are the best ones to follow? And what ones can you easily take home to apply
Pregnancy hormones can lower a woman’s immune system to the point that infections and diseases that she would normally fight off can have much more serious consequences. When talking about food poisoning, the two main culprits are listeria (Listeria monocytogenes)
It is really important that a food safety audit is passed for a food business. Of any sort. One way to improve this is to create a stronger food safety culture. This week’s web seminar looks at changing your company’s
Waste is something that has become a forefront issue for many industries. For the food industry, what does reducing the rubbish in your food business look like? This week’s web seminar looks at this issue. It also delves into how
There has been a very severe case of hepatitis A infection spread around the United States. It has now been confirmed that almost 150 people have contracted the virus. The state of Kentucky reported its first death in the outbreak
Pesticides are a common thing in a lot farms nowadays. It protects the harvest from pests from infecting the crops and also ensures good-looking final products. However, a recent research in Europe has banned a particular pesticide because it puts
The news today is reporting a story about two people who have died from listeria infection. Ten people in total have been affected by this outbreak, which has been linked to rockmelons from a farm at Nericon in the Riverina
A food poisoning outbreak has occurred around Australia. What fruit is involved with this food safety scandal? How severe is the case? And what should we do to prevent it? The fruit involved with this food poisoning outbreak is rockmelon.
Genetically modified food has been highly contested subject for a while. Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is asking the public for their opinions on this matter. What issue are they asking about?
For many people, chocolate is important. It is a stress reliever and just a delicious snack. With Valentine’s Day having just passed, the cocoa goodness and its sales would have gone through the roof! But yesterday, a major Australian chocolate
We have been talking a lot about HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) in recent weeks. HACCP is a system that helps system that identifies where hazards might occur in the food production process. It also puts into place stringent actions
Food safety breaches are not just breaking the rules in the food business. It breaks the trust of your customers and can lead to losing business. Why? By breaking food safety laws, it risks foodborne illness and other dangerous consequences
Welcome to the first global food safety round up for the year. In an ideal world, this would not be a necessary but food poisoning does happen. Here are some of the stories from around the world.
Each year millions of people suffer food poisoning. For many people it will result in illness and discomfort. For some, however, it will have lifelong consequences. Food poisoning can also result in death, particularly for the very young or elderly.
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