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RTO No: 52312

Archive for July 2021

Freeze on late-night liquor licences extended

29 July 2021 Freeze on late night liquor licences extend The Victorian Government is extending an existing freeze on the grant of late-night liquor licences in metropolitan Melbourne, Port Phillip, Yarra, and Stonnington. An approved late-night liquor licence allows venues to trade after 1am. This freeze is aimed at controlling the density of liquor licences and the related anti-social behaviour in major entertainment precincts. This means that venues with existing late-night licences can continue to trade, ...

Salmonella dominates outbreaks in Australia

28 July 2021 Salmonella dominates outbreaks in Australia By Joe Whitworth on July 27, 2021 - Food Safety News More than 450 foodborne outbreaks were reported over a three-year period in Australia, according to a new study. The 452 confirmed and suspected foodborne outbreaks affected 7,361 people, caused 705 hospitalizations and 18 deaths from 2013 to 2015. Salmonella was the main agent identified and restaurants were the most frequently-reported food preparation setting. There were 213 outbreaks attributed ...

HACCP director Martin Stone identifies the five top food safety issues facing Australia's food manufacturers.

28 July 2021 Food Safety Issues 1. Foodborne illness Incidences are increasing in Australia at exponential rates due to better reporting systems, greater awareness and reporting of incidences, and changing dietary habits including the move towards more complex, processed foods and eating out. Food is also travelling further for longer periods of time. Increased handling of food in a longer distribution chain means more opportunity for food safety to be challenged. 2. Importing food This can be a risky ...

Trends Show Australians Drinking Responsibly

27 July 2021 Updated data today from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has confirmed Australians retain a mature and responsible relationship with their use of alcohol. Risky drinking rates are falling, consumption levels are declining, wine is increasingly popular as tastes changes, and underage and young Australians are overwhelmingly avoiding drinking at all. On a per-capita basis the consumption of alcohol is at a 50-year low (1968: 10.8 litres pure alcohol per ...

Same Day Alcohol Delivery - NSW

6 July 2021 Same day alcohol delivery regulations tightened Issued by Minister Victor Dominello Strong new liquor laws will be phased in from today to help protect against alcohol-related harm surrounding online alcohol sales to minors and people who are intoxicated. Minister for Digital and Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello said these latest NSW Government reforms target the potential risks and harm from alcohol deliveries while continuing to support a safe 24-hour economy. “Demand for online ...