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RTO No: 52312

Food Safety News

FOODWISE Spring Edition - 57

2 September 2021 Out now _ Attributed to NSW Food Authority Welcome to edition #57 of Foodwise! Food production and supply chains have shown great resilience in the face of the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19 over the past 18months. Throughout, food produced, manufactured and sold in NSW remains amongst the safest to eat in the world. Food businesses have discovered innovative ways of operating and have expanded their capabilities. We are proud to continue to support our ...

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 ...

COVID-19 measures see decrease in gastro diseases in parts of Australia

17 May 2021 COVID-19 measures see decrease in gastro diseases in parts of Australia By Joe Whitworth March, 2021 An Australian state has recorded a decline in gastrointestinal diseases during the period measures were in place to control the coronavirus pandemic.  The study covered communicable disease surveillance in Central Queensland for six months after the introduction of physical distancing and wider lockdown measures in Queensland. Data from April to September 2020 was compared with the average for ...