Day: November 9, 2018

AU: One in three Australian households at risk of potentially deadly Listeria infection

Food Safety Information Council: The Food Safety Information Council today released national Omnipoll research that shows that one in three Australians are either at risk of getting the potentially fatal Listeria infection themselves or live in a household with someone at risk. Rachelle Williams, FSIC Chair, said that this research shows a third of these people who are at risk, or living with someone at risk, had never heard of Listeria infection and two in ten of these couldn’t name any of the foods they needed to avoid or cook to prevent Listeria infection.
[news; microbial contamination]

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Day: November 9, 2018

AEON First Asian Retailer to Label GGN

GLOBALG.A.P.: The Japanese AEON Group will become the first retailer to sell products in Asia with the GGN consumer label, thus showing that the products are supplied from farms that have obtained GLOBALG.A.P. certification for good agricultural practices. As of October 2018, AEON and AEON STYLE general merchandise stores, MaxValu supermarkets, and other AEON Group stores across Japan have begun selling GGN-labeled bananas, potatoes, and onions under AEON’s private brand “Topvalu”.
[news; food standards]

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