Day: January 18, 2016

AU: Consultation on irradiation labelling requirements begins

Food Standards Australia New Zealand: Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) today released a consultation paper on the existing labelling requirements for irradiated foods. FSANZ Chief Executive Officer Steve McCutcheon said ministers responsible for food regulation had asked FSANZ to review the requirements in response to a labelling review recommendation.

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Day: January 18, 2016

AU: Do we really have to wash fruit and vegetables?

The Conversation: There is a growing demand for fruit and vegetables across the Western world, thanks to increased awareness of their nutritional and health benefits. But we’ve always been taught they might not be safe to eat straight out of the supermarket, and they have to be washed first. Is this the case? And what might happen if we don’t?

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Day: January 18, 2016

AU: Brisbane City Council names and shames 58 venues over poor food safety, collects $622,500 in fines

ABC News: Brisbane City Council has named and shamed a number of food venues that failed to comply with its EatSafe food safety guidelines last year. Fifty-eight businesses, including bakeries, restaurants and fast food chains, were prosecuted and fined $622,500 last year.

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Day: January 18, 2016

NZ: Expansion allows NSF International to grow capacity of services in New Zealand and Australia

NSF International: NSF International, a global organization with over 70 years experience in food safety auditing, training and consulting, has acquired the Burwater Pacific Group, a leading food safety training, auditing and consulting business based in New Zealand.

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