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March 15, 2014
Many people approach the task of handling and purchasing food with a basic understanding of food safety. However, certain products still provide a degree of challenge when it comes to recognising safe food handling practices. Dairy products and eggs are especially high risk foods, both known to be particularly tricky when it comes to food safety issues. With that in mind, how do consumers ensure that they are properly selecting their products and ensuring their…
March 10, 2014
People are more health conscious today than ever before. One of the ways that this change is beginning to show is through the increased demand in food safety transparency. Consumers want to be fully informed about their food, and not only know where produce comes from, but also how it was manufactured, and whether the process was ethical. Today, customers want to know that the people in charge are taking measures to keep them safe from food poisoning, contamina…
March 3, 2014
Losing power within your home is never a convenient turn of events. However, some aspects of a power outage can be more than simply irritating. When it comes to keeping your food supply safe for consumption, it is essential that you know how to quickly and effectively handle the situation. If you lose power, which food items can be saved, and which should be thrown out? How do you ensure that your family’s food is safe? Be prepared The best thing that you can…
February 27, 2014
Just like most other items of food, there are strict rules and guidelines when it comes to dealing with your fresh produce in a manner that is safe and hygienic. But how can you ensure that your fresh produce is purchased at it’s best, stays safe and maintains its integrity? Purchasing produce When you’re selecting fresh produce, it’s essential to find the very best options available. You should always aim to buy vegetables and fruits that are in season – in…
February 17, 2014
Hot dogs and frankfurters are a beloved food throughout the world, especially during the warmer months of spring and summer, when more people begin to enjoy barbecues outdoors. However, it’s important that you do not let the fun and sun distract you from important concerns such as food safety. Even the hot dog is capable of dishing up a significant bout of food poisoning if the right precautions are not taken. Food safety risks Although they’re sometimes pre-…
February 11, 2014
A lot of people travel for various reasons throughout their lives and big part of experiencing a culture is testing out the local cuisine. However, a lot of travellers are struck with gastrointestinal discomfort after trying new foods that may be unfamiliar to their digestive system. Locals within a particular area are more likely to have developed immunity to certain organisms that may be present within the food and water around them, whereas travellers remain…
February 4, 2014
There has been a degree of controversy in the circles of health and nutrition when it comes to the selecting the “best” milk option. The two major strains to choose from are pasteurised and non-pasteurised products. Pasteurised milk is raw milk that has gone through a process of heating via specific timetables and carefully monitored temperatures. Although the pasteurisation process is conducive to removing a great deal of the potential toxins and bacteria that…
January 28, 2014
Safe preparation and handling practices are an essential part of any kitchen, but when you run a pub, restaurant, or bar, you’re setting yourself up to deal with a new series of risks. First of all, these institutions generally have to work with larger volumes of food. Secondly, they are serving the general public, while organising a full staff to ensure everyone does their job well. Today, customers consider restaurant standards with more scrutiny than ever b…
January 17, 2014
The concept of genetic modification in foods is quite a novel one in Australia, leading to a great deal of confusion in customers on how these products should be viewed. Numerous questions have arisen regarding whether genetically modified foods are safe for consumption, who they are intended to benefit, and how they are carefully evaluated and assessed as safe for the public. Who regulates these foods? In Australia, the Office of the Gene Technology Regulato…
January 10, 2014
When the warmer months of summer begin to grow closer, most people start looking forward to the various activities that pleasant weather permits. One of the most enjoyable things to do in summer is to take your meals outdoors and enjoy the experience of dining in the sunshine with family and friends. However, it’s essential for families to understand that a combination of outdoor environments, higher temperatures, and more guests at the table, can also enhance…
January 3, 2014
With the great Australian summer upon us, food safety experts are making an extra effort to remind people how important safe practices for food transportation, preparation and consumption are. Those who don’t practice proper food safety and adhere to health standards are at greater risk for contracting dangerous bacteria, including Listeria and Salmonella. Foods That Represent a Higher Risk When it comes to creating the right environment for bacteria to thrive…