Day: December 29, 2015

NZ: Consumers should take confidence from handling of 1080 criminal blackmail threat

Ministry for Primary Industries: Domestic and international consumers of New Zealand food should take confidence in the way the criminal blackmail threat to contaminate infant and other formula with 1080 was handled, MPI Director-General Martyn Dunne said today.

“What we saw in response to this threat was multiple government agencies working together with dairy companies and retailers with a common purpose – to protect consumers.” Mr Dunne was commenting following the guilty plea in Auckland High Court today to 2 counts of blackmail.

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Day: December 29, 2015

AU: Should I throw away food once a fly has landed on it?

The Conversation: It only takes a single fly to alight on your picnic lunch to make you uneasy about what germs may have landed with it. But what harm can come from a fly landing on your food? Should you throw it away?

There are hundreds of different fly species in Australia. Many of these flies pose a health risk but none hang about our homes more than the house fly.

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Day: December 29, 2015

AU: New food safety summer TV campaign launched

Food Safety Information Council: A new TV community service announcement was launched today for the start of the Food Safety Information Council’s summer entertaining campaign.

‘Summer and the holiday period are a great time to get together to entertain family and friends but it is also a time that the risk of food poisoning increases with warmer temperatures,’ Council Chair Rachelle Williams said.

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