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Lettuce in space

10 March, 2020

Astronauts on the International Space Station have cultivated lettuce that is disease-free and safe to eat.


Fruit carrying citrus disease intercepted at border

21 February, 2020

Fruit carrying the citrus canker pathogen has been intercepted by Australian biosecurity officers, preventing a repeat of an earlier outbreak in 2004.


US outbreak of E. coli from romaine lettuce declared over

24 January, 2020

Salad lovers, rejoice! An E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce from Salinas, California, has been declared over by the US FDA and CDC.


7 food fraud trends identified

20 November, 2019

Food fraud affects 10% of all commercially sold food products; here, SAI Global identifies the 7 most common food fraud trends affecting the industry.


Apple-processing facility research to improve pathogen control

22 August, 2019

Three apple-processing facilities in the US, in which Listeria monocytogenes has been persistent, have been under research to improve pathogen control.


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.


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