River shellfish alert

Monday, 24 October 2016 by

The following is a news alert for the New South Wales Food Authority   Lower Hawesbury River shellfish alert 21 October 2016 The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) advises that high levels of a harmful algae species, Alexandrium catenella, have recently been detected in the waters of the lower reaches of the Hawkesbury River, downstream of

Knowing what are the required and acceptable standards for what bacteria are allowed in food is essential to running a food business. Standard 1.6.1 of the Food Standards Code outlines what the microbiological requirements are, and all food safety in a business is based on these. Food Standards Australia New Zealand has just released the

Global Handwashing Day

Monday, 17 October 2016 by

The following is a media release from the Food Safety Information Council for Global Handwashing Day. The Food Safety Information Council has launched two new hand washing posters for Global Handwashing Day 15 October 2016. Rachelle Williams, Council Chair, said that although there are 4.1 million cases of food poisoning in Australia each year these

So honey is a prebiotic

Thursday, 13 October 2016 by

So everywhere you look in a supermarket , or even in takeaways, now there are prebiotics or probiotics. So what are they? Ok, we all know about antibiotics right, they are chemicals which kill bacteria. We use them to stop us being sick and they are also used in the food of many feedlots and