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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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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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Food Safety over the Holidays

Naturally this time of the year is one filled with celebrations and eating but it is also the time of year when the most number of food poisoning cases are reported and this is no coincidence. There are many holiday

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How Safe are Leftovers?

As we get closer to Christmas most of us are already busy planning what that Christmas day meal will entail. For most of us it is a day of excess where we make enough food to last us weeks, but

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Entire Town Sickened by Severe E.Coli Outbreak

An outbreak of E.Coli has affected 3 women in a Massachusetts town. The outbreak is currently under investigation by the state’s Department of Public Health.  An article on the FoodSafetyNews.com explained that since May 20, the women have been admitted

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Norovirus Strains Baffles US Authorities

The US Centres for Disease Control (CDC) are apparently battling over a new strain of the dangerous Norovirus which has become a real problem in the United States lately. Anyone can be infected and become ill from Norovirus multiple times

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Keeping Insects Out of Your Restaurant

A nasty visitor to homes and restaurants always unwelcomed but possessing a knack for finding their way back no matter how hard we try to keep them out, are insects. Especially in warmer months or after rain, there seems to

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Survey Shows Lack of Time Obstacle to Food Safety Training

An interesting and informative survey into food manufacturers around the globe has revealed that a lack of time is often a major obstacle to food safety training. The Global Food Safety Training Survey 2013 was published recently and included feedback

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Need For Food Handling Training

According to the law all food business owners are legally required to make sure the food sold or prepared on their premises on behalf of their business is safe for customers to eat. They must also ensure that their business

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