Day: May 5, 2017

AU: Asian produce wholesaler CQV and its directors fined for food safety breaches

Herald Sun: An Asian grocery wholesaler in Rowville and two of its directors have been convicted and fined almost $40,000 for breaches of the Food Act. CQV and directors Anil and Mukesh Sharma have been added to the State Government’s register of convictions website after being found guilty in Ringwood Magistrates’ Court on February 16. Each was charged with[…]
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Day: May 5, 2017

AU: Are you more likely to be killed by a shark or food poisoning in Australia?

Food Safety Information Council: Far more people die in Australia each year due to food poisoning than from shark attacks (86 food poisoning deaths a year compared with 13 fatal shark attacks between 2012 and 2016). That’s not to mention the estimated annual 4.1 million cases of food poisoning, 31,920 hospitalisations, 1 million visits to doctors, 300,000 prescriptions for antibiotics and 2.1 million days of lost work.

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