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Guests at Canberra Wake suffer Food Poisoning

A foodborne outbreak which took place at a Canberra wake recently left most of the attendees sick after they consumed what is suspected to be contaminated egg and chicken sandwiches. Many of the guests were out of town travellers whose

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Consumers Say Food Safety more Important than Price

Research done by research organisation Roy Morgan shows that food safety is more important to customers than other factors like the supermarket’s proximity to their home, product range or prices. In fact 57 per cent of grocery buyers over the

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Name and Shame Register Deters Food Safety Violations

A recent article on FoodSafety.com.au discussed the success of the food safety “Name and Shame Register” which was established several years in an attempt to avoid food safety violations. The premise behind the register is that food businesses would be

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CDC Food Safety Progress Report shows Higher Campylobacter Rates in 2012

2012 was not such a good year for foodborne illness prevention when you consider that infection rates in the US of the most common foodborne pathogens including Campylobacter and Vibrio rose dramatically. While other major pathogens generally maintained rates similar

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Kelloggs Glass Scare – Recall Special K

Imagine opening a box of your favourite cereal in the morning only to discover a shard of glass or worse to take a bite and cut your tongue on a broken piece of glass? Well Kellogg Co. K.N had to

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Cases of Norovirus Spread

The American CDC warned consumers of the latest foods and places to avoid or approach cautiously in order to avoid catching the outbreak of Norovirus that seems to be going around. Although it is particularly prevalent in the winter months,

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Article Posts for Week Ending December 21,2012

Here is a list of the articles posted on our blog this last week: Minced Meat – A common source of Food Poisoning  

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Food handling Update: Condiment Safety

Source : Peter Sigrist Restaurateurs and those in the food preparation industry often work hard to ensure food safety and good hygiene however something that’s easy to overlook is condiments. Exactly how long is it safe to keep condiments such

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Food Handling Update: Beware Undercooked Chicken

Source : Kentaro Kuribayashi Food preparation workers should know the danger of undercooked food and in particular poultry. Eating raw or undercooked chicken causes food poisoning. Cross-contamination of uncooked foods, such as vegetables, with raw chicken juices is also aleading

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Article Posts for Week Ending October 26,2012

Here is a list of the articles posted on our blog this last week: Beware of Raw Eggs Risk of Foodborne Illness to Kids Bacteria Multiplying in Food Identify Types of Food Poisoning Fast Food Poisoning  

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