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Did you know? (busting the food safety myths) announced as the theme of Australian Food Safety Week 2015

October 12, 2015
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The theme for this year’s Australian Food Safety Week, to be held 8 to 15 November 2015, will be ‘Did you know? (busting the food safety myths)’.

When announcing the theme Food Safety Information Council Chair, Rachelle Williams, said the strength of Australian Food Safety Week was the grassroots involvement.

‘It’s great to see local councils, libraries and schools get involved in Food Safety Week. With an estimated 4.1 million cases of food poisoning each year it is a serious issue something that affects all of the Australian Community.

‘There are a lot of myths out there about what causes food poisoning, so during the Week we will be releasing the latest consumer research about what Australians understand about food safety plus some simple tips to help people reduce their risk of getting sick.

‘A mail out of fridge thermometers, posters, brochures and DVDs is currently underway, full details of how to order are available on the FSIC website.

‘A community package of a shell media release to use for your local event, and an online quiz will be available from mid-October, ‘ Ms Williams concluded.

Australian Food Safety Week is the major activity of the Food Safety Information Council, Australia’s leading disseminator of community targeted food safety information and a health promotion charity.

Food Safety Week mail out details

In order to receive the free resource package of 2 posters, 10 brochures, 3 fridge thermometers and 1 DVD of our food safety videos you need to send an email to info@foodsafety.asn.au with the heading Resource order letting us know what type of event you are organising during Australian Food Safety Week. Please ensure your name, your organisation and full postage address is included in the email.

Please note the FSIC is a non-profit, voluntary health promotion charity and may take some time to fill your order. If you want to receive material in time for Food Safety Week please submit your order by 16 October 2015.

For any enquiries please contact Media contact: Lydia Buchtmann at info@foodsafety.asn.au or 0407 626 688