Scaled Management Systems

Food Safety

Food in Brief – Part 2

Seafood consumption is increasing world-wide. Almost all of the global growth in consumption is being met by aquaculture. One of a number of large agribusiness projects planned to go ahead is the Sea Dragon Project, a $1.45-billion project proposed for Legune Station, on the border of the Northern Territory and Western Australia and sitting on

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Investment in food manufacturing

The recent State of the Industry Report for the Australian Food & Grocery Council noted there has been a spectacular surge in processed food and beverage exports, up 28 per cent on last year and a near doubling of the trade surplus for food and beverages. Unfortunately, the increase is not bringing about a much needed increase in manufacturing.

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Bacillus cereus toxin detection

Although traditional food borne disease detection & surveillance has provided a sound basis for improvements in food processing, changes in our food supply chain are creating new challenges. These include human behaviours & demographics, international travel, microbial adaptation, food processing methods & the centralisation of agriculture or food production.

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HACCP metal detection

The recent product recall by Unilever / Streets (Blue Ribbon ice cream) again highlights the challenges faced by food and beverage manufacturers with the ‘Holy Trinity’ of food safety, biological, chemical & physical contamination.

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NSW Food Regulation 2015

The NSW Food Regulation 2015 was gazetted on October 16th 2015 and the NSW Food Authority has been promoting awareness of the changes.

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Carbendazim in food imports

In 2012 the Maximum Residue Limit for carbendazim in Australia was 10 ppm, Europe, 200 ppb and in the United States, 0 ppb. Australia began testing of orange juice imports for carbendazim after the US alerted them to the high levels found in imports from Brazil.

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US FDA alerted to carbendazim in orange juice

In Australia, in January 2010 a review of Maximum Residue Limits by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority resulted in a ban on the use of the fungicide carbendazim for all citrus fruits.

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Microbial and packaging control are equally important

In a previous article we discussed the differences between legislated food safety responsibilities and independently audited food safety certification. In this article we take a brief look at what those legislated food safety responsibilities are and the significance of packaging. Food safety legislation is typically concerned with controlling three (3) food hazard categories: – Chemical.

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Smart Phone App

SMART PHONE APP In conjunction with a digital organisation Meat & Livestock Australia have recently developed & released a smartphone application allowing customers to obtain details on the purchase, preparation and cooking of red meats. This includes:- Cuts of meat Preparation based on thickness and desired flavor or tenderness Cooking times http://www.mla.com.au/About-MLA/News-and-media/Media-releases/MLA-launches-new-Meat-Cuts-app  DAIRY HERD FEED STOCKS

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