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Food Recall: Leggo’s Basil Pesto

22 January 2018
Food Recall
Product Name: Leggo’s Basil Pesto 190g Best Before:  Date 1 12 19 08164 Problem: The recall is due to the presence of an undeclared allergen (cashew nut). Note: Label contains warning statement for Tree Nuts, and lists the presence of almonds but fails to reflect the presence of cashew nuts. Country of Origin: Australia Click […] Find out more

Food Recall: Mamee Monster Rice Sticks Vegetable Flavour and Mamee Crunchy Snacks

22 January 2018
Food Recall
Product Name: Mamee Monster Rice Sticks Vegetable Flavour 6 pack 120g Mamee Monster Rice Sticks Vegetable Flavour 10 pack 200g Mamee Crunchy Snacks 8pack 152g Best Before:  All Best Before dates from 04 Sept 2018 to 11 Dec 2018 Problem: The recall is due to the presence of an undeclared allergen (gluten).   Country of […] Find out more

Court considers the meaning of a ‘bedroom’ in a rooming house case

15 January 2018
Public Health and Wellbeing
Environmental Health Alert Published by Ian Pridgeon, Marcus Heath, Daniel Silfo, Elizabeth Flanagan, Angelina Bell Magistrates’ Court affirms Improvement Notice issued under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act Background The applicant, being an operator of a rooming house in the City of Casey lodged an appeal to the Dandenong Magistrates’ Court against an Improvement Notice […] Find out more

Melbourne’s #1 Kebab Joint Under A Bridge Slapped With $15K Food Safety Fine

6 January 2018
Food Safety
The mark of a good kebab joint is always its perceived exterior dodginess, but it may come as an absolute shock to you all to learn that a kebabery in Melbourne situated directly beneath a CBD train bridge has been slapped with a hefty fine for health code violations. We know, a staggering news burst. […] Find out more

Global measles death rate falls to record low

27 December 2017
Immunisation
AGE – Wednesday, 27 Dec 2017 – Page 12 NEW YORK: For the first time in history, annual deaths around the globe from measles have fallen below 100,000 – from 2.6 million a year in the 1980s – according to the World Health Organisation. The decline – a public health triumph , as measles has […] Find out more

Food Recall: Coles Thai Green Curry Soup

22 December 2017
Food Recall
Product Name: Coles Thai Green Curry Soup Package Size: 300g, Best Before: Use By 25.12.17 and Use By 28.12.17 Problem: The recall is due to the presence of undeclared allergens – fish and soy.     Country of Origin: Australia Click here to be directed to the full FSANZ recall site […] Find out more

Hundreds come down with stomach illness during Royal Caribbean cruise

18 December 2017
Public Health and Wellbeing
A Royal Caribbean cruise ship returned to Florida on Saturday after hundreds of passengers contracted a gastrointestinal illness. During the five-night cruise, 332 cases of the illness were reported, Owen Torres, a spokesman for Royal Caribbean told CNN in a statement. He stressed that it was a small percentage  5.99%  of the more than 5,000 […] Find out more

Sylvania bakery owners fined $122,000 after Salmonella affects 200 customers

14 December 2017
Food Safety
A bakery in Sydney’s south behind a Salmonella outbreak that affected more than 200 people last year has been hit with a $122,000 fine. The owners of the Box Village Bakery in Sylvania, Thi Thu Ngo and Hung Son Le were each fined $61,000 after pleading guilty to five breaches of selling unsafe food and […] Find out more

Health response to cruise ship gastro

12 December 2017
Public Health
Director of Public Health Dr Mark Veitch today said Tasmanian health authorities had worked cooperatively with a cruise ship that arrived in Hobart with a number of cases of gastro on board. Dr Veitch said the illness among cruise ship passengers posed no public health risk to Tasmanians. Dr Veitch said the cruise ship had […] Find out more

Food Recall: ‘Berg Smallgoods’ American Style Skinless Hot Dogs 375g

7 December 2017
Food Recall
Product Name: ‘Berg Smallgoods’ American Style Skinless Hot Dogs 375g Used By: All date codes up to and including 28/01/18 Use By Date Problem: The recall is due to potential microbial contamination and the presence of bone fragments. Food Safety Hazard: Food products contaminated with microbial pathogens may cause illness if consumed. Food products containing […] Find out more