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
Allergies are a life-altering and life-threatening condition. Daily, up to 20 per cent of patients with allergies face the fear of fatal reactions. Currently worldwide, seven per cent of children have been diagnosed with allergies, compared to just three per cent of the adult population. This increase demonstrates the need for the food industry to … Continue reading Allergies: why traceability in food is important
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.
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 loading dock is a critical link for any business that ships and receives goods, so it makes sense that using the best equipment available is key in the efficient and safe handling of those goods. That’s why Assa Abloy has introduced the first telescopic lip dock leveler to Australia. The DL6020T Teledock – available … Continue reading Increase loading dock safety with Australia’s first telescopic lip dock leveller
It may seem innocuous, but the level of attention that you pay to your factory floor will inevitably improve food and human safety in the workplace.
Technavio market research analysts forecast the global automated food sorting machines market to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of close to seven per cent during the forecast period, according to their latest report. The research company’s analysts highlight the following three market drivers that are contributing to the growth of the global automated food sorting machines … Continue reading Automated food sorting machines to grow at seven per cent CAGR by 2021
3M Anti-Slip Surface Protection Film can help minimise the impact liquid drips, spills, heavy traffic, rolling chairs and other finish-eroding events can have on floors and surfaces, while also keeping your premises safe.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand has called for submissions on a proposal to amend maximum residue limits for certain agricultural and veterinary chemicals.
New magnetic separation technology is set to save food and dairy manufacturers from detrimental product recalls. Braden Goddin (pictured below), Product Manager for Aurora Process Solutions, has the unpleasant task of sitting down with food producers and talking about product recalls. “It’s a difficult topic to bring up,” he said. “A recall is one of the worst … Continue reading Food safety and the laws of attraction
A newly-opened Queensland meat processor has been forced to halt operations after Safe Food Queensland placed a suspension on activity.
Lupin has been added to the list of nine allergens that must be declared on food labels, following consideration by ministers responsible for food regulation.
Food is important for our survival, which is why all living beings have developed an urge for high energy foods, like those high in sugar and fat. Historically, this hadn’t been an issue, as energy dense foods weren’t always as available as they are today. But in modern societies, we not only have easy access … Continue reading The connection between junk food packaging and addiction
According to a story in stuff.co.nz, Fonterra has introduced new traceability technology allowing shoppers to instantly check the authenticity of infant formula products while they are still on the shelfs. The Quick Read (QR) codes have been initially put on the co-operative’s infant formula brand Anmum in New Zealand stores, said the story. Each baby formula can has a unique QR code when scanned connects the buyer to a … Continue reading Fonterra introduces instantly traceable baby formula info
It’s the mystery of all mysteries of science. Why is it that humans are so unusual compared to all other life? The key to solving this riddle lies in explaining the evolution of our large brains and exceptional intelligence. For as long as humanity has been contemplating our existence we must surely have been struck … Continue reading Food for thought? Diet helps explain unique human brainpower
A new study is underway to determine the effects of long-haul shipping on Australia’s export lamb. Murdoch University PhD candidate Maddison Corlett aims to determine whether the time spent in transit from Australia to the US changes the quality of chilled lamb cuts. This is in response to reports from American consumers that Australian lamb … Continue reading New study to determine supply chain effects on lamb
Agriculture and food minister Alannah MacTiernan has called for road repairs in Western Australia after the region was hit by flooding. She has identified roads in Ravensthorpe, 540km south-east of Perth, as a priority after the collapse of the South Coast Highway has caused stock losses and damage to fences and top soil. According to … Continue reading WA food stocks hit after roads damaged by flooding
Australasia’s iconic food manufacturing event, foodpro, returns for its 50th year in 2017 to the new international Convention Centre at Sydney’s Darling Harbour from 16 – 19 July. Food manufacturing makes up 23% of Australia’s annual exports; the food and agribusiness industry produced $53.9 billion of value added in 2014-15 alone. Since it first ran … Continue reading Foodpro returns to Sydney for 50th year
A study by statistics firm Statista researched 43,000 consumers from 49 different countries to determine the world’s most respected ‘Made in’ labels. According to the study, Australia ranks 14th. Germany ranked first, receiving 100 index points, closely followed by Switzerland with 98 index points. Other nations in the top five include the EU as … Continue reading ‘Made in Australia’ label ranked #14 globally