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

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