Day: September 10, 2014

Australia’s Lack of Food Safety Education Enhances Food Poisoning Risk

Grace Smith writes: Many of us believe that the only way we’re going to get food poisoning is through badly cooked chicken or an impromptu barbecue that has just gone wrong. However, it appears that Australians are regularly putting themselves in the firing-line for food poisoning, when they prepare food at home.
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Day: September 10, 2014

Five key messages from the Fresh Produce Safety Conference, writes Richard Bennett

Nearly 130 representatives from across the Australian and New Zealand ‘food safety value chain’ attended the second Fresh Produce Safety Conference in Sydney on 11th August 2014. Growers, packers and marketers, wholesalers, processors and retailers, QA facilitators and auditors, academia, researchers and students, government, industry associations and input suppliers, were all well represented. The mix of formal presentations, the opportunity to put questions to speakers, the interactive outreach and research sessions and networking whenever possible were all well received.

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