Day: March 6, 2016

AU: New tactics in war on toxins to prevent food poisoning

Weekly Times: One year on from Australia’s frozen berry food safety scare, producers are working harder than ever to make sure the food they produce is safe to eat.

CSIRO food microbiologist Cathy Moir said if something did go wrong in modern food supply chains, the large scale of operations and the widespread distribution of their products meant the problem could affect the whole country. Cathy Moir said protocols had shifted away from food testing and toward preventing contamination in the past 10 years.

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