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
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.