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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

Food Recall: CP Authentic Asia Prawn Wonton Ramen with Green Choy Sum

15 May 2017
Food
Name: CP Authentic Asia Prawn Wonton Ramen with Green Choy Sum Package Size: 305g Best Before:  30 07 2018 Problem: The recall is due to the presence of foreign matter (plastic). Food safety hazard: Food products containing hard plastic may cause illness/injury if consumed. Click here for the full FSANZ recall […] Find out more

Food Recall: Lotus & Ming Baby Whiting 250g

15 May 2017
Food
Name: Lotus & Ming Pty Ltd is conducting a recall of the above product. Problem: The recall is due to the presence of undeclared allergens (egg and milk). Food safety hazard: Any consumers who have an egg or milk allergy or intolerance may have a reaction if the product is consumed. Click here to […] Find out more

UK Bakery shut amid link to hepatitis A outbreak reopens

5 May 2017
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A bakery that was closed after being linked to a hepatitis A outbreak has reopened after workers were tested for the virus. NHS Lanarkshire launched an investigation into nine confirmed and nine suspected cases of the infection on Thursday. The health board contacted JB Christie bakery in Airdrie as it stated iced cakes, decorated cakes […] Find out more

Chief Health Officer Advisory: Poisonous mushrooms growing in Melbourne

5 May 2017
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Chief Health Officer Advisory 4 May 2017 Poisonous mushrooms growing in Melbourne Status: Active Date issued: 4 May 2017 Issued by: Professor Charles Guest, Chief Health Officer, Victoria Issued to: Health professionals, consumers Key messages • Extreme caution is advised when picking and consuming wild mushrooms – if in doubt, don’t consume. • Poisonous mushrooms […] Find out more

Grinders cop a roasting over coffee smell

2 May 2017
Public Health and Wellbeing
 Not everyone wants to wake up and smell the coffee.  A North Melbourne coffee bean processor is facing objections from residents in nearby apartment buildings over the smell and smoke produced by the company’s roasting machines. The Small Batch Roasting Company has been the subject of complaints to the City of Melbourne and the EPA […] Find out more

FDA Recognizes Australia’s Food Safety System as Comparable

26 April 2017
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FDA has signed an arrangement with Australia recognizing each other’s food safety systems as comparable. FDA has signed an arrangement with Australia recognizing each other’s food safety systems as comparable. The agreement, signed with the Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, is the third in which FDA has recognized a foreign food safety system […] Find out more

Food Recall: Floridia Grated Parmesan Cheese

24 April 2017
Food
Product Name: Floridia Grated Parmesan Cheese Packaging: 100g, 250g & 500g Best Before: 20/04/2017 to 14/04/2018 FLORIDIA CHEESE PTY. LTD. is conducting a recall of the above products. The products have been available for sale at independent supermarkets, fruit and vegetable shops, and delicatessens in VIC. Problem: The recall is due to the presence of […] Find out more

Food Recall: Coles Honey Soy Chicken Wings

24 April 2017
Food
Product Name: Coles Grill RSPCA Approved Australian Chicken Wings Honey & Soy 1kg Best Before: 24/04/2017 Problem: The recall is due to the presence of an undeclared allergen – milk. Food Safety Hazard: Any consumers who have a milk allergy or intolerance may have a reaction if the product is consumed. What to do: […] Find out more

Food Recall: Roberts Confectionery Dark Chocolate Melting Buttons

20 April 2017
Food
Product Name: Roberts Confectionery Dark Chocolate Melting Buttons 300g Best Before: All best before dates up to and including April 2018 Problem: The recall is due to the presence of an undeclared allergen (milk) Food safety hazard: Any consumers who have a milk allergy or intolerance may have a reaction if the product is consumed. […] Find out more