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Push for 'ag visa' to ease work shortages

17 December, 2020

A report has urged the Australian Government to establish a dedicated 'ag visa' for migrants travelling to Australia to be employed in the agriculture sector.


How Australian manufacturing took on COVID-19

08 December, 2020

Research into COVID-19 response from industrial workplaces released by Nirovision.


Optimising food plants for worker safety

03 November, 2020

A US project will use computer modelling and outreach to find strategies to minimise COVID-19 cases and transmission among workers in food processing facilities.


Multiplex PCR: Meeting targets for rapid detection of Salmonella serovars

01 October, 2020

Salmonellosis is probably one of the most widely recognised types of foodborne disease (FBD) in the US.


How long can coronavirus survive on difference surfaces?

16 June, 2020

A study published in Physics of Fluids has found that temperature, humidity and surfaces can affect coronavirus droplet survival time.


5 tips for keeping your food business safe during COVID-19

21 April, 2020

A food safety expert shares five tips to help businesses in the food industry meet Australian and global food safety standards during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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.


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