A food safety certification and training organisation says failures in food safety – such as contaminated foods, adulterated ingredients and the presence of un-labelled allergens – can have serious, even life-threatening, consequences, and more needs to be done to positively impact customer safety in these areas. SAI Global has audited thousands of food manufacturers to … Continue reading 7 risks in the food supply chain that compromise customer safety
A food safety certification and training organisation says the record spike in food recalls within Australia – up 45 per cent in 2018, compared with 2017 – is more than just back luck. It is likely a result of poor training, poor controls, and a lack of accountability – or a more concerning underlying problem … Continue reading Recalls on the rise: five signs of a lagging food safety culture
The annual Asia Pacific Food Safety Conference (formerly the Australian HACCP Conference) will return for its 26th year on 20 August, with tickets available from 8 May. The conference brings together food safety professionals in Australia and local and international speakers to explore emerging food safety risks and discuss how the industry is meeting the … Continue reading Tickets released for Australian food safety event
Food safety is always of the upmost priority in the hospitality trade, however something as simple as an unsafe egg anywhere in a food preparation area can put an entire business at risk. A single egg with Salmonella can contaminate work surfaces as far away as 40cm, leaving bacteria that persist for 24 hours. Australia … Continue reading In-shell pasteurisation reintroducing eggs into commercial kitchens
Have you developed a new technology or product to increase food safety? You’re invited to nominate now for the Food Safety Equipment & Materials Award in the Food & Beverage Industry Awards. The Awards are seeking new products or advancements in technology designed to improve and maintain food safety standards in manufacturing facilities.
You have made your resolution to be healthy. You go to the store to choose between two products, looking for the better option. But then what? How do you pick? You read the label. They are something we take as a given, but they are enormously important to our health and well-being. Food labels guarantee … Continue reading Six reasons why food labelling is important
DNV GL and NDS (Nongshim Data System) have signed an MoU to collaborate on further developing digital assurance solutions, targeting food safety and traceability in the food & beverage industry in particular. However, the scope of the collaboration will also be extended to other industries. Part of the South Korean food & beverage company Nongshim … Continue reading Food safety and traceability targeted with MoU
Supporting an industry that is being increasingly innovated by scientific advancements, The University of Sydney has launched a specialist training hub which will conduct research into food safety and develop methods to safeguard Australia’s fresh food and agricultural industries. The Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre for Food Safety in the Fresh Produce Industry has … Continue reading New ARC Centre to future-proof Australia’s fresh food supply
As soon as food product engineer Nuno F. Soares learned that ISO 22000 for food safety management would be updated, he knew he wanted to write about it. Soares has close to 20 years of experience in the food industry as a quality and plant manager. He has published an e-book about implementing ISO 22000 and … Continue reading ISO 22000 explained in pictures
Whether a company is looking for a waste collection tank, a chemical storage tank, or a tank to hold a key ingredient used in the food and beverage industry, Polymaster offers solutions for storing liquids safely. Polymaster’s primary focus within food and beverage is assisting in the design and supply of tanks, chemical dosing and … Continue reading Chemical storage tanks keep produce and staff safe
If you are in the food processing industry, there’s no situation where a company wants to run the risk of cross contamination of different food stuffs. Getting food poisoning from contaminated food can be avoided if the right precautions are implemented. While consumers can minimise cross contamination in their homes, it is reassuring when they … Continue reading Ecowize promotes food safety practices with its colour-coded products
There’s a push for companies in the food and packaging sector to offer industry internships as part of a Melbourne-based Master of Food and Packaging Innovation degree. The University of Melbourne, along with Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), are seeking companies to give students hand-on experience in the industry. The course is a post-graduate degree, … Continue reading Melbourne food and packaging students seek internships
Cleanliness isn’t only about what’s visible. Behind seemingly clean food preparation environments, there lies a potential hygiene risk. Drainage maker ACO can be part of the solution to this problem.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is reminding food businesses that mandatory allergen labelling requirements for lupin begin on 26 May 2018.
SA Health is reminding the public not to consume 180g Creative Gourmet frozen pomegranate arils purchased from Coles, following two cases of hepatitis A.
While they are critical for all modern food and beverage manufacturing facilities, if not used appropriately compressors can actually affect food safety standards.
It is crucial we have a global set of standards across the food and beverage industry to support the rise of the digital era which is all about quality data and accuracy of information.
A NSW woman has died from listeriosis, taking the number of deaths linked to contaminated rockmelon to six.
The NSW Food Authority is advising consumers who are most vulnerable to Listeria infection such as older persons, and people who have weakened immune systems to avoid eating rockmelon.
The greater volume of packaged goods requires strict regulations to ensure that packaging and branding is safe for consumers.