Article by Athini Amarasiri. What is a Chemical Contamination in Food? Chemical contamination refers to substances that are not a natural part of the food and may be poisonous.  They may have contaminated the food through carelessness or poor handling, the environment, equipment, or from natural sources.  They include toxins, […]

Chemical Hazards


Soft plastics: Follow the Red Recycled Road Original article by Australian Institute of Packaging on website Food Processing. By Nerida Kelton, MAIP Executive Director – AIP | Australian Institute of Packaging; ANZ Board Member WPO | World Packaging Organisation.   When you think of outdoor furniture, roads, bollards, fences, patio […]

Soft Plastics



Article by FSANZ   Key Points There is no evidence that COVID-19 is transmitted through food Extra care should be taken with hygiene and health to reduce the risk Anyone with suspected symptoms of respiratory illness should avoid preparing food for other people Businesses need to follow any social distancing […]

COVID-19 and Food Safety Update #3


Article by Argus Cleaning Systems   The novel coronavirus 2019 (now called COVID-19) is a respiratory illness caused by a new virus. Symptoms range from a mild cough to pneumonia.   As of 06:30 hrs on March 2nd, 2020 there have been 29 confirmed cases of COVID-19, in Australia. Around […]

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak Update



  Original article from SAI Global.   Food recalls in Australia have increased, with 106 recalls taking place in 2018–19 compared with 81 in 2017–18.  SAI Global, a provider of food safety certification and training, believes that weak supply chain management is a primary cause of product recalls and is […]

Reducing Food Recalls


  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



Original article from: FSANZ.   The airtight sealing of foods in containers in association with heat and/or chemical treatments is a very effective method of preserving food.  Foods such as fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, or a combination of these foods (e.g.  meat and vegetable condensed soup, sauces and fruit salad) can […]

Canned Foods: Purchasing and Storing


Original article from: Small Business Victoria Imagine for a moment that you want to buy yourself a car. What things would you consider when making an investment of that size? What make and model do you want? Do you want to buy new or would a cheaper used car suit your […]

How to Purchase Major Equipment



The FSANZ information is reproduced with permission of Food Standards Australia New Zealand.   Original information can be found here.   What is Food Safety Culture? Food safety culture in a business is how everyone (owners, managers, employees) thinks and acts in their daily job to make sure that the food […]

Food Safety Culture


Original article from Food and Beverage Industry News.   Barry Cosier, director of sustainability for the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) tells Food & Beverage Industry News why there needs to be a rethink on how Australia recycles.   It would be fair to say that most Australians could […]

Preventing a Global Recycling Armageddon