Did you know?

Wednesday, 02 October 2019 by

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

What is food fraud?

Tuesday, 01 October 2019 by

Food fraud is essentially the sale of an inferior product being represented as a more valuable one. According to Pricewaterhouse Coopers, food fraud costs at least $A65 billion globally each year. There are seven types of recognised food fraud; Adulteration –  a food is impure, unsafe or unwholesome as it fails to meet the legal

There is a big four state recall happening in Australia due to Listeria. This time it is products supplied for Meals on Wheels. A NSW company is recalling eight of it’s products in NSW, Qld, ACT and SA – 6000 frozen products for Meals on Wheels. Traces of Listeria were found in routine testing. There

With the Hepatits A recall on imported clams happening right now in Australia, it is worth knowing a bit more about the virus. The following is from the Food Standards Australia New Zealand website  (http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/consumer/safety/Pages/FSANZ-advice-on-hepatitis-A-and-imported-ready-to-eat-berries.aspx) and is included here with permission What is hepatitis A? Hepatitis A affects the liver and is a disease caused