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

A targeted shift towards sustainable packaging Original article from Food Processing.   By Nerida Kelton, MAIP Executive Director – AIP | Australian Institute of Packaging; ANZ Board Member WPO | World Packaging Organisation.   In September 2018, Australia’s 2025 National Packaging Targets were announced at a milestone industry event convened […]

Sustainable Packaging

Article by Mathew DeVay of Trace Analytics, LLC   The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) represents a significant shift in the approach to managing food-borne illness. According to the CDC, approximately 48 million people are affected by foodborne illness every year, leading to 128,000 hospitalizations and 3000 deaths. This represents […]

Compressed Air System

Internal Calibration The calibration process is to ensure all equipment used to inspect, measure or test the food process of product is reading accurately at the time of use.   To ensure compliance towards: FSANZ Code, Standard 3.2.2 Food Safety Practices: [22 Temperature measuring devices (b) can accurately measure the […]

Calibration: Scales, Thermometers

Article by Janette Hughes.   Are you able to access batch details of every raw material you have used or every product you have produced?  No?  Why not?  What’s preventing your business from ensuring that, should a recall be necessary, you know exactly which batch is required to be removed […]

Product Recalls

Article by Food Processing.  Edited by Janette Hughes.     In Australia, the FSANZ Code, Standard 3.2.2 Food Safety Practices and General Requirements state:   A food handler must take all reasonable measures not to handle food or surfaces likely to come into contact with food in a way that […]

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