A NSW woman has died from listeriosis, taking the number of deaths linked to contaminated rockmelon to six.
The NSW Food Authority is advising consumers who are most vulnerable to Listeria infection such as older persons, and people who have weakened immune systems to avoid eating rockmelon.
The greater volume of packaged goods requires strict regulations to ensure that packaging and branding is safe for consumers.
Maintaining hygienic conditions when introducing new equipment plants can be a challenge for food makers.
While many food companies are relatively well prepared to deal with product recall, they are under-prepared in the event of a crisis, according to a new survey.
It may seem innocuous, but the level of attention that you pay to your factory floor will inevitably improve food and human safety in the workplace.
Farmer Power, has just launched two fund raising campaigns in partnership with APCO Australia to help promote and fund an educational campaign for the public and as a signal to the government to inform them on the issues within the dairy industry. According to the news release by Farmer Power, they have said that the financial … Continue reading Farmer Power launches new fund raising campaigns
Technavio market research analysts forecast the global automated food sorting machines market to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of close to seven per cent during the forecast period, according to their latest report. The research company’s analysts highlight the following three market drivers that are contributing to the growth of the global automated food sorting machines … Continue reading Automated food sorting machines to grow at seven per cent CAGR by 2021
New technologies could see us eating algae-based sources of protein, developing allergenic-free nuts and tolerable varieties of lactose and gluten, and reducing environmental impact through edible packaging. Speaking at the launch during the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology’s (AIFST) 50th Anniversary Convention in Sydney, Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Craig Laundy , highlighted … Continue reading CSIRO maps out Australia’s food future
Friends of the Earth has called for the recall of three brands of baby formula following the results of independent testing on the products found traces of what it claims are potentially dangerous nanoparticles. As the results below show, three of the seven samples tested contained nano-hydroxyapatite particles. Nano-hydroxyapatite has been found to cause cell … Continue reading Nanoparticles in baby formula spark call for recalls
Food Standards Australia New Zealand has called for submissions on a proposal to amend maximum residue limits for certain agricultural and veterinary chemicals.
Australian food manufacturers have been handed more freedom to export produce to the United States. Steven Impey considers the benefits this offers the sector. Australia has entered into a bilateral Food Safety Recognition Agreement with the United States, which it is hoped will strengthen exports for food manufacturers between the two countries. Similar agreements have already strengthened … Continue reading Australia and US to reap rewards from food safety agreement
New magnetic separation technology is set to save food and dairy manufacturers from detrimental product recalls. Braden Goddin (pictured below), Product Manager for Aurora Process Solutions, has the unpleasant task of sitting down with food producers and talking about product recalls. “It’s a difficult topic to bring up,” he said. “A recall is one of the worst … Continue reading Food safety and the laws of attraction
A newly-opened Queensland meat processor has been forced to halt operations after Safe Food Queensland placed a suspension on activity.
Lupin has been added to the list of nine allergens that must be declared on food labels, following consideration by ministers responsible for food regulation.
XTS Hygienic, the stainless steel version of the eXtended Transport System from Beckhoff, opens up a wide spectrum of new applications for processing and filling liquids. Allowing optimal cleanability with the high protection rating of IP 69K, very good chemical resistance and without any hidden corners, edges or undercuts, the hygienic design offers maximum production … Continue reading Hygienic transport system for food makers
Vantage Australia has just been awarded the silver medal in this year’s San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC). More than 2,100 spirits were judged this year, the largest number of entries in the competition’s 17-year history with the botanical Vantage Australia taking home the silver medal in this year’s awards. The San Francisco World Spirits … Continue reading Aussie spirit grabs silver at global awards
Rising energy costs and lack of reliable supply are threatening to push Australia’s red meat processing offshore. The Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC) is currently conducting a survey of its members to determine the scale of the problem and help create an energy policy for the industry. According to AMIC’s Robert Barker, affordable and reliable … Continue reading Rising energy costs put Australia’s meat processors at risk
Refresh Group has acquired Sydney-based bottled water supplier Aquazuro Australia, with the intention to integrate Aquazuro’s bottled water delivery business into its existing operations. Aside from Neverfail, owned by Coca-Cola Amatil, Refresh is the only other company in the home and office delivery segment of the bottled water market that operates in multiple locations, according … Continue reading Refresh Group acquires bottled water supplier Aquazuro
Mettler Toledo is inviting New Zealand manufacturers to a one-day event at its newly established Centre of Excellence in Hamilton on March 29.