Original post by Doug Powell on barfblog. It’s a phrase that is bandied about whenever there is an outbreak of foodborne or other microbiological thingies: We didn’t just clean, we did a deep clean…. But, what does a deep clean actually mean?   Andrew Brown of The Canberra Times had a go at the […]

What is deep cleaning and how does it work?


  Article by Spraying Systems Co Pty Ltd Article original from: foodprocessing.com.au Disclaimer: MQA is not affiliated with Spraying Systems Co.  We simply think that the product will bring value to our customers’ tank equipment requirements.   Tank cleaning equipment is designed to yield specific performance under specific conditions.  A […]

Tank Cleaning Operations



Article by Athini Amarasiri.   What is a foodborne illness? Foodborne illness is an illness caused by consuming contaminated food or drink.  Contamination can occur at any stage of the food production, delivery, and consumption chain.  Food contamination can result from pollution in water, soil, or air, as well as […]

Part 1: Foodborne Illness


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


  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