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New Resources from NSW Food Authority

24 July 2017 The NSW Food Authority is the key front line agency and plays a vital role in educating both industry and consumers when it comes to food allergies. In NSW, all food businesses are required to provide information about the most common allergens, gluten and sulphites through correct labelling and information. A new release version of ' Be Aware, be Allergy Prepared' is available under course resources once you have logged into your ...

NSW Food Authority - Foodwise #43

24 July 2017 Foodwise is a publication provided by the NSW Food Authority which provides the latest updates in relation Food Safety. NSW Food Authority – partnering with the NSW food industry to ensure food is safe in NSW – from paddock to plate CLICK HERE to download your copy. http://www.foodauthority.nsw.gov.au/

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 ...

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 ...

DUE TO EXPIRE?? NSW FSS CERTIFICATE

5 July 2016 Food Safety Supervisor Training - Recertification 5 July 2016 The NSW Food Authority appreciates your continued efforts in delivering Food Safety Supervisor (FSS) training to food businesses to support a skilled and compliant retail food service sector in NSW, and help reduce the incidence of foodborne illness. Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) have trained and issued FSS certificates to over 80,000 individuals since the FSS program was first implemented in 2010. The FSS certificate ...

FSANZ New Standard

11 January 2016 Getting your health claims right – it’s time to check out how Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) today reminded all food businesses to ensure they are familiar with the requirements of the nutrition and health claims standard, with the transition period for the new standard ending on January 18. FSANZ Acting Chief Executive Officer Peter May said that during the three-year transition period businesses have been able to comply with either ...

NEW Food Regulation 2015 NSW

30 October 2015 The Food Regulation 2015 seeks to enhance the effectiveness of the 2010 Regulation by introducing several amendments that build upon the ‘fit for purpose’ view provided by regulated stakeholders to the NSW Food Authority. The Food Authority believes that the Food Regulation 2015 achieves a better balance between maximising food safety outcomes for consumers while minimising regulatory costs of regulation on business than the 2010 Regulation. You can view the Food ...

NSW FSS REFRESHER UNIT AVAILABLE NOW!

26 August 2015 The first round of FSS certificates expire from September 2015. If a certificate is due to expire then you must undertake refresher training to attain a statement of attainment for the required units of competency and a current FSS certificate. There are three (3) main focus areas of the NSW FSS Re-certification program, these are; Safe egg handling Allergen management Cleaning and sanitising Start your training now!

Be aware. Show you care - Food Allergy Week 2015

15 May 2015 Food Allergen Safety Training - click to train The NSW Food Authority is urging people to be aware of their responsibility when it comes to managing the growing increase of food allergies in our community ahead of this year’s national Food Allergy Week, Sunday 17 - 23 May 2015. CEO Polly Bennett said the NSW Food Authority supports the Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia awareness initiative because it is an important reminder, to food ...

Foodwise Newsletter #35

17 February 2015 A NSW Food Authority newsletter for NSW food industries Click image to access current issue #35

Food Poisoning - The UNWANTED gift that keeps on giving

19 December 2014 The NSW Food Authority provides a timely reminder for this Christmas with reccommendations for food safety - "always observe good hygiene and remember to keep it cold, keep it clean, keep it hot and check the labels" • Keep your fridge at or below 5°C, use a fridge thermometer to check that the temperature stays around 4 to 5°C • Make sure you have enough fridge space as fridges won’t work properly ...

NEW Food Allergen Safety unit released!

23 May 2014 Australia has one of the highest allergy rates in the world, and the problem is growing. AAAT has released a new Food Safety Allergen Training unit specifically for the hospitality industry. This unit can be completed online for a small cost of $30 - why risk severe illness or even death of a customer for just $30 click here to select your state and start training.

FSS NSW Notification

7 January 2014 Local food service businesses who haven’t yet trained someone in their business as a Food Safety Supervisor (FSS) are being reminded to do so. NSW Food Authority CEO Polly Bennett said the uptake of the program has been encouraging, however those businesses yet to train a person as an FSS need to make it a priority. I’d like to remind the hospitality and retail businesses covered by this program, which includes restaurants, ...

Name and Shame register NSW Food Authority

11 February 2013 7 Million hits on Name and Shame register The popular Name and Shame register which publicly names businesses that fail to meet food safety standards has received more than 7 million hits online, NSW Minister for Primary Industries Katrina Hodgkinson said. Click the image to read more

Australian Capital Territory Food Supervisor Deadline

5 February 2013 From 1 September 2013, the Food Act 2001 requires all registered food businesses in ACT to appoint a Food Safety Supervisor. The aim of the food safety supervisor requirement is to reduce the burdens associated with food borne illness through education and supervision. Access All Areas Training is approved to deliver this unit in ACT

NSW Food Authority FSS deadline alert

12 January 2013 DONT RISK A FINE! Businesses should now have a trained and notified Food Safety Supervisor working in their business. Businesses that do not yet have a Food Safety Supervisor are risking a fine, and should follow the directions outlined in the FSS training deadline alert to comply with this requirement as soon as possible. click on home in the bar above to select the NSW FSS unit and start training NOW.

RSA NSW Year 12 student intiative

20 September 2012 St Francis College Leeton located in country NSW recently put in place a year 12 initiative that allowed year 12 students to complete the online RSA NSW course. Students were visited by local police to provide students with an awareness of the perils of drinking and the implications of becoming intoxicated. In addition students were able to complete online their Responsible Service of Alcohol NSW OLGR approved course, in readiness to either seek ...

Safer food being served up

2 September 2012 Food safety standards in retail food and foodservice outlets across NSW have increased significantly, Minister for Primary Industries Katrina Hodgkinson said today. Ms Hodgkinson said the number of retail food outlets which comply with food safety standards has more than doubled since 2008. "Businesses are making more of an effort to ensure their workplaces are clean and hygienic which is great news for consumers," Ms Hodgkinson said. "The evaluation of the Food Regulation ...