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Staff Walk out of Food Lab because of fear of Closure

Staff at a NSW food lab are apparently so concerned about the threat to the community if their lab is closed down that they have walked out of the facility. According to media reports, around 100 staff at New South

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Supermarkets Named and Shamed for Poor Hygiene

Shocking examples of poor hygiene and gross neglect of food safety has been highlighted by the NSW Food Authority. Some of the discoveries made by the NSW Food Authority over the last 6 years involving nearly 300 supermarkets, green grocers

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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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Canberra Food Outlets Warned to Lift Food Safety Standards

Canberra eateries are being warned by authorities to lift their standards of hygiene following the issuance of 163 improvement notices recently. According to media reports, health food safety officers in the ACT inspected 810 restaurants, cafes and food stalls during

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Brisbane Salmonella Outbreak leaves 220 ill and one dead

Australia’s food industry is one of the best in the world, with some of the most stringent food handling and food safety regulations so when we hear about serious food poisoning incidents that sickening hundreds and even claim lives it

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Why Should I undergo Food Safety Training?

People in the food services and hospitality industries often aren’t aware of who needs to undergo food safety and handling training and who doesn’t. Obvious jobs which require food safety training include food preparation, waitressing, kitchen hand jobs, catering services

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Mother and Daughter Die from possible Food Poisoning while on Holiday in Bali

A recent incident which resulted in the deaths of 2 Australian travellers has highlighted the danger of eating abroad. The Queensland based mother and daughter pair died after eating seafood while on holiday at a resort in Bali. What should

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Vic Health Department Closes Down Restaurant after 21 Made Ill

If there has ever been an incident in Victoria which highlights the importance of Food Safety training and adherence it is the one that occurred recently involving Footscray’s Hao Phong Vietnamese Restaurant. It isn’t enough to have the proper procedures

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Don’t Give your Pets Food Poisoning by feeding them your Leftovers

A very useful and informative article recently appeared on the Safefood Queensland website which highlighted the danger of feeding pets some of our festive season leftovers. While we have perfectly good intentions when giving dogs and cats our leftover food,

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Food Safety in China Improved Over the Last Year

One of the countries which have been rooted in food safety controversy over the last year is China. A total of 109 people died in the country because of food poisoning in the year 2013. Although this number may seem

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