There have been several Listeria outbreaks in Australia over the last two years, which have included several deaths. It is the elderly, people with low immune systems and pregnant women which are most at risk from Listeria and it this group that are most likely to die if they contract Listeriosis. The foods involved in

A recent study in the UK is giving insight into the reason that humans infected with E.coli generally suffer serious symptoms. E.coli produces toxins and one of these has been found in cattle to help the bacteria to colonise the gut and this seems to increase the transmission into the cattle herd. Cattle do not

The following is a recent media release from Food Standards Australia New Zealand and is included here with permission. Call for submissions on proposed pregnancy warning labels on alcoholic beverages   Date: 4/10/2019 Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is calling for public comment on the proposed design and implementation of a mandatory pregnancy warning

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The following are a few interesting food facts: Figs are the flower of the Fig Tree Ovaltine was invented in 1904 Black-eyed peas are really beans Carrots started purple Cherries are a member of the Rose family Juicy Fruit chewing gum was first sold in 1893 Pears ripen from the inside out Strawberries are the

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