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Food businesses need stronger food safety cultures

21 May, 2019

Food recalls in Australia were up 45% in 2018, compared with 2017, and SAI Global suggests this could be due to poor training, poor controls and a lack of accountability.


Who knows their bugs?

07 August, 2018 by Nichola Murphy

Research from the UK and New Zealand suggests businesses and consumers can still do more to understand and improve food safety.


Kitchen towels could cause food poisoning

14 June, 2018

Kitchen towels, especially multipurpose ones, can harbour harmful bacteria such as E. coli.


New method detects coffee adulteration

22 May, 2018

Researchers have developed a new technique to detect if high-quality, expensive arabica coffee is adulterated with cheaper robusta coffee.


Nestlé opens two consumer healthcare factories in China

09 May, 2018

Nestlé is investing CHF 150 million (AU$201 million) in two new consumer healthcare factories in the China Medical City in Taizhou.


Foodbank and Perfection Fresh tackle food waste

20 February, 2018

Foodbank and Perfection Fresh are working together to reduce food waste and food insecurity by distributing fresh produce to Australians in need.


Listeria hysteria

01 February, 2018 by Nichola Murphy

At least 82 dead in South African listeriosis outbreak — source continues to be a mystery.


Canning concept could cut food loss

10 January, 2018

Food loss could be significantly reduced in the future following Tata Steel's development of its mobile canning line concept.


NSW clamps down on noodle safety

02 November, 2017 by Nichola Murphy

Fines have been issued to three Sydney noodle manufacturing businesses reaching a total of over $150,000 after they failed to comply with the Food Act 2003 and the Food Standards Code.


When grain travels, sometimes unwelcome guests hitch a ride

19 October, 2015

New research can help grain handlers and grain inspectors find key locations for pathogens and pests along rail routes in Australia and the United States.


CHEP comes to the aid of UNHCR with supply chain expertise

14 September, 2015

CHEP is supporting the UN Refugee Agency to perform an in-depth study of its global supply chain network, to increase efficiency and reduce costs associated with delivering life-saving relief supplies.


How coffee and beer could make fuel transport safer

04 March, 2015

Emilie Dressaire remembers first thinking about foam as a damping mechanism when she was handed a latte at Starbucks and told she probably would not need a stopper to keep it from spilling.


InControl Cuff First gloves

19 January, 2015

InControl's Cuff First gloves are suitable for food-service, hospitality and manufacturing organisations with high standards of food-handling hygiene and safety. The design features a system that dispenses gloves from the bottom of the box, maximising food-handling safety while cutting time.


Long-term germ resistance possible with new antimicrobial coatings

16 June, 2014

Researchers say a new antimicrobial coating that combines copper and silver colloids with anti-adhesive surface properties will provide long-term germ resistance. The coatings could be used in food preparation and the manufacture of packaging materials.


Cracking down on counterfeiting with a smartphone

14 April, 2014

How can you tell if a food product is counterfeit? Soon, if MIT researchers have anything to do with it, you'll be able to use your smartphone.


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