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Archive for August 2016

Foodwise issue 41, August 2016

30 August 2016 Foodwise issue 41, August 2016 Welcome to Foodwise, the NSW Food Authority newsletter containing the latest information for the food industry. Some of the articles included in this issue are:  Audit tip - fail to prepare, prepare to fail  Regulatory food safety audits – check the facts first!  Meat Industry Regulation 2016 to commence 1 September 2016  Oyster Farmers – do you process product from other estuaries?  Controlling Listeria in a food processing environment  Imported confectionery labelling project You ...

NSW Eastern Beaches Accord shares creative new campaign

23 August 2016 Eastern Beaches Accord shares creative new campaign Following the successful roll out through the local area of their campaign addressing Fail to Quit laws, the Eastern Beaches Liquor Accord has offered to share resources with other Accords. The Accord received widespread approval from both stakeholders and patrons for the highly creative approach of the education and awareness campaign, which focuses on the $550 fine for failing to leave premises when directed under ...

NSW Annual liquor licence fees

23 August 2016 Liquor & Gaming NSW has cancelled the liquor licences of those licensees who failed to pay by the due date of Monday, 25 July 2016. Licensees can apply to the Secretary of the NSW Department of Justice for a reinstatement of their licence. The outstanding fee plus an application fee of $250 are payable to reinstate cancelled licenses. The Secretary may waive or refund all or part of the fee for a ...

Salmonella linked to NT rockmelon grower

3 August 2016 3 August 2016 South Australian health authorities have detected Salmonella on rockmelons supplied by a Northern Territory rockmelon grower. The link comes after a spike in Salmonella Hvittingfoss cases, a rare strain of Salmonella, across a number of states in the past weeks, with 86 cases reported nationally, 43 of them in NSW. Following the positive test results, confirmed by SA Health on Tuesday 2 August, the company ‘Red Dirt’ has said it ...

Investigation into Salmonella possibly linked to rockmelon

2 August 2016 State and territory food enforcement agencies are investigating cases of Salmonella, possibly associated with rockmelon, following an increase in cases in a number of states in Australia. While we wait for further information, the best advice is that consumers, especially infants, the elderly, pregnant women or people with compromised immune systems, should not consume rockmelon. FSANZ will continue to work with the state and territory enforcement agencies and the Federal Department of ...