The following is from The Bug Bible -

Many strains of E. coli are harmless and are found naturally in the gut of humans and animals. Traditionally its presence in foods has been an indication of faecal contamination however, a number of serotypes are now known to be pathogens. Humans are known to be the major if not the only source of some strains. Other strains can be present in the intestinal tract of catt…

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The following is a media release from Food Standards Australia New Zealand and is included here with it’s permission

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) today called for submissions on whether to permit the sale of food derived from the seeds of low-THC hemp.

FSANZ Chief Executive Officer Steve McCutcheon said the proposal was prepared after a request from the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (The Forum).

“Based on previous work done i…

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The New South Wales Food Authority maintains a list on it’s website showing all the food businesses in that state which have breaches to the Food Standards Code or the NSW Food Act.

Every week the list is updated and people can check out the site to see if the food business they want to visit has been added to the list. Placement on the list will obviously impact on sales and this is an active encouragement to not have breaches.

The latest list is at See: http://www.foodautho…

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So are you one of the 1.5 million Aussies who has had a quiet liqueur in the last four weeks?

The latest study from Roy Morgan Research has found that over 6 percent of us, over the age of 18, are  regular liqueur drinkers.

More than one third of these people have been drinking one specific type of liqueur in the last 12 month – Baileys Irish Cream.

Interestingly the split of drinkers is relatively even between males and females.

However it is the actual brands that diff…

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I remember my Mother often cutting up pineapple and giving it to us kids before a meal. She believes that it stimulates appetite and helps digestion. We just ate it because it was yummy.

So I was really interested to see that research being done at La Trobe University is showing that pineapple may help with the increasing demand for alternatives to antibiotics.

The majority of antibiotics in Australia are not used in humans, but in animals. The antibiotics are added to animal…

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