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More illnesses reported as salmonella outbreak traced to eggs grows

14 May 2018
Food Safety
(CNN)A salmonella outbreak that led to the recall of 207 million eggs has worsened — with 35 people reported ill in several states, federal health officials said. The number of illnesses is a dozen more since the initial recall notice was issued last month. The outbreak is linked to Rose Acre Farms, whose eggs were […] Find out more

Filthy restaurant risked ‘manslaughter’ of customers

7 May 2018
Food Safety
A FURIOUS magistrate has torn strips off a filthy restaurant, saying its “disgusting” kitchen could have killed its customers. A MAGISTRATE has warned a dirty Sydney restaurant it risked “a manslaughter charge” because its kitchen was so filthy it could have “poisoned or killed” customers. Dainty Dumpling House in the southern Sydney suburb of Miranda […] Find out more

EHPs track source of world’s biggest listeriosis outbreak

14 March 2018
Food Safety
       South African EHPs have traced the source of the world’s biggest listeriosis outbreak to a meat processing factory in the northern South African province of Limpopo. The announcement on Sunday follows an ongoing investigation by the South African National Institute of Communicable Disease (NICD)to find the source of an ST6 strain of listeria monocytogenes that […] Find out more

Seafood restaurant ‘tampered with expiry dates’ on food

23 January 2018
Food Safety
A popular Gold Coast seafood store is being investigated over allegations staff have been tampering with expiry dates on products and selling food ready for the bin. 9NEWS can exclusively reveal Pacifica Trading in Robina is embroiled in a Queensland Health probe, amid revelations it’s dishing up a smorgasbord of lies to unsuspecting customers. Former […] 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

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

Sushi Sushi and/or Sushii Izakaya Stores

8 September 2016
Food Safety
Dear EHOs, For Action by Council Officers All councils with Sushi Sushi and/or Izakaya stores are requested to attend stores and ensure the preparation of rice the night before and cooked the following day does not occur. EHOs should take action if it is suspected that food being sold is unsafe. For example, if rice […] Find out more

FSANZ: Investigation into Salmonella possibly linked to rockmelon

3 August 2016
Food Safety
State and territory food enforcement agencies are investigating cases of Salmonella, possibly associated with rockmelon, following an increase in cases in a number of states in Australia. While we wait for further information, the best advice is that consumers, especially infants, the elderly, pregnant women or people with compromised immune systems, should not consume rockmelon. […] Find out more

Salmonella outbreak fears over rockmelon, Food Standards Australia investigates

3 August 2016
Food Safety
PREGNANT women, infants and the elderly are being warned not to eat rockmelon – also known as cantaloupe – amid fears of a possible salmonella outbreak. Food Standards Australia said state and territory authorities were investigating cases of salmonella possibly associated with the fruit following an increase in infections. “While we wait for further information, […] Find out more

Food sold at Gippsland supermarket may be ‘contaminated with hepatitis A’

14 June 2016
Food Safety
The Victorian Health Department issued a health alert on Friday afternoon in relation to fruit, vegetables, deli products and prepared food from the FoodWorks supermarket in Yarram. The alert said any ready-to-eat products bought from the supermarket between April 25 and June 9 should not be consumed. “This food may be contaminated with hepatitis A […] Find out more