By Michael Hughes Gastroenteritis, which can also be known as ‘gastro’, ‘gastro flu’, ‘food poisoning’, is a common illness that covers a range of viral and bacterial infections of the gastrointestinal tract – or the tummy.  While forms of gastro itself are not fatal, anyone who has suffered from gastro […]

Gastroenteritis


By Michael Hughes   An important reminder on the risks and what pregnant women can do to minimise them.     Food safety is an important part of life for everyone, particularly for pregnant women.  During pregnancy mums and their unborn babies are more susceptible to foodborne illnesses, which can […]

Pregnancy and Food Safety



By Michael Hughes   About one in five Australians are suffering from a mental health condition in the workplace right now, yet as many as half will continue to turn up to work despite their symptoms contributing to a lower level of performance.  In 2014 a report published by PwC […]

Mental Health in the Workplace


  We’ve all been told we need to wash our hands for almost as long as we can remember.  Giving our hands a rinse after using the bathroom or before dinner is second nature, but very few people know why washing our hands is so important and most have never […]

Hand Washing



HACCP Status Normally a CCP | Critical Control Point   Purpose To kill potentially pathogenic bacteria To reduce levels of potentially pathogenic bacteria to an acceptable level   Care is required during the cooking process to ensure high risk items such as raw egg or raw meats are fully cooked […]

Cooking


By practicing good manufacturing practices with your water systems, your business will assist with preventing rubbish, grease and other waste from entering the stormwater drainage system.  This information has been collated by Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group.   Please also check further information from Sustainability Matters.   What is […]

Stormwater Management



Article by Fleetmatics, originally as seen on www.sustainabilitymatters.net.au By Todd Ewing, Director Product Marketing   Australian businesses are being urged to sharpen their focus on their environmental footprint in the lead-up to Earth Hour’s 10th birthday, taking place on 25 March.   For any organisation operating a fleet of vehicles, […]

Fuel Efficiency to Reduce Environmental Footprint


Food Contamination refers to food that has been infected or polluted.  This means that the quality in food has been affected and the food may no longer be safe.   It is the responsibility of all food establishments to ensure their food is free from contamination and is safe to […]

Contamination Definitions



  Wishing everyone a very happy and fruitful Christmas.    2016 is closing to an end.  We wish 2017 to be a time of giving, happiness, kindness, and of personal success.   May we breathe a little fresher,   Eat a little wiser,   Be patient a little further,   Work […]

Merry Christmas 2016


  Preparation Food preparation must be segregated from raw materials storage, finished product storage and chemical storage.   It should be the responsibility of the Manager to ensure food processing is safe to commence, and that all staff have been fully trained in the correct processes of preparation.   HACCP Status […]

Preparation