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Scam which saw horse meat served up as beef burgers in Britain is busted as 65 are arrested in Europe-wide operation

19 July 2017
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A scam which saw horse meat served up as beef burgers in Britain has been busted after 65 people were arrested in a Europe-wide operation. Police say the gang netted more than 20 million euros trading unfit horse meat across the continent. Old, unfit or just unwanted horses were deliberately targeted in Portugal and the […] Find out more

EHO shuts down unfit food supply

11 July 2017
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The supplier of unfit meat to over 600 food outlets nationally has been prosecuted after an EHO spotted a company director exiting suspect premises. In November 2015 Cannock Chase Council EHO Aine O’Brien was on her way to visit POE Ltd on Towers Business Park, Rugeley, Staffordshire when she saw company director Calin Poenatiu leaving […] Find out more

Food Recall: Hershey’s chocolate products

26 June 2017
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Product: Hershey’s Kitchens Premier White Chips Best Before:  04/2018 Product: Hershey’s Kisses Creamy Milk Chocolate with Almonds Best Before:  07/04/2018, 21/02/2018 Product: Hershey’s Kisses Cookies ‘n’ Creme Best Before:  03/11/2017, 05/04/2018 A & W Hollier Wholesale Distributors Pty Ltd is conducting a recall of the above product. The product has been available for sale at […] Find out more

Food Recall: Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Creme Chocolate block 113g

22 June 2017
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Product Name: Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Creme Chocolate block 113g Batch codes: 96E09133 (BB 03/2018), 12S09111 (BB 05/2018),12S09112 (BB 05/2018), 12S09113 (BB 05/2018) Problem: The recall is due to allergens not present on the allergen statement (almond and wheat/gluten). Food safety hazard: Consumers who have an almond and/or wheat allergy or intolerance may have a reaction […] Find out more

Penalty Units to go up for Financial Year 2017 – 2018

17 June 2017
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Penalty units will go up in the financial year beginning 1 July 2017 to a sum of $158.57 each (from the previous figure of $155.46). Councils should ensure all infringements, orders, notices and correspondence issued after 1 July 2017 are updated to reflect this new figure. For any assistance or advice, please contact Louisa on […] Find out more

Food Recall: Thai Coconut Rolls (various flavours)

13 June 2017
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Thai Coconut Rolls (various flavours) Product: JHC Thai Coconut Roll 150g (various flavours) All flavours (Pandan, Jackfruit, Durian, Taro and Original Best before: all dates currently in the market Problem: The recall is due to the presence of an undeclared allergen (egg). Food safety hazard: Any consumers who have a egg allergy or intolerance may […] Find out more

Same Chinese farm suspected of producing frozen berries at centre of 2015 and 2017 recalls

8 June 2017
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The frozen berries recalled this month are understood to have been from the same shipment of fruit from China that caused the 2015 hepatitis A outbreak. Fairfax Media can reveal that health authorities suspect the berries at the centre of the February 2015 and June 2017 recalls were produced at the same place in China […] Find out more

Food Recall: Creative Gourmet Frozen Mixed Berries 300g

3 June 2017
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Product: Creative Gourmet Frozen Mixed Berries 300g Best Before:  15/1/21 Entyce Food Ingredients Pty Ltd is conducting a precautionary recall of the above product. The product has been available for sale at IGA, Foodworks, Foodland, SPAR, Supabarn and other independent retailers via Metcash distribution nationally. Problem: The recall is due to potential Hepatitis A virus […] Find out more

Chief Health Officer Alert : Increased antibiotic resistance

2 June 2017
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Increased antibiotic resistance Status: Active Date issued: 1 June 2017 Issued by: Dr Brett Sutton, Deputy Chief Health Officer (Communicable Disease), Victoria Issued to: Health professionals Key messages • Shigella bacteria are commonly resistant to some antibiotics, however, increasing antibiotic resistance associated with recent Shigella infections has been observed, particularly in men who have sex […] Find out more

Chief Health Officer Alert: Measles

23 May 2017
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Measles Status: Active Date issued: 22 May 2017 Issued by: Dr Brett Sutton, Deputy Chief Health Officer, Victoria Issued to: General practitioners and hospital emergency departments Key messages • There is a confirmed case of measles in a person who was infectious while on flight GA716 from Jakarta to Melbourne, departing Jakarta at 23.55 on […] Find out more