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  • Australian hepatitis A cases linked to imported dates

    Six people in Australia were part of a hepatitis A outbreak this past year after eating dates from Jordan, according to a study. Researchers said it was the first known hepatitis A outbreak in the country linked to imported fresh Medjool dates. A connection was identified with an outbreak in the United Kingdom despite implicated...

  • Regulators consider vTPA programs to better focus resources

    Using food safety findings from industry and third parties could help regulators better target resources, but there are issues to overcome on both sides, according to experts. Speakers discussed the use of voluntary third-party assurance (vTPA) programs at the Vienna Food Safety Forum, organized by UNIDO, the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment of...

  • Foodborne disease costs Australia nearly $2.5 billion per year

    Foodborne illness costs Australia almost AUD $2.5 billion annually, according to updated estimates. Figures show the scale of the problem is $2.44 billion (U.S. $1.58 billion) each year. The largest component is lost productivity because of non-fatal illnesses, followed by premature mortality and direct costs including hospitalizations and other healthcare use. The study details the...

  • Chicken often linked to Campylobacter infection in Australia

    The main risk factor for Campylobacter infection in Australia is eating chicken meat, according to a recently published study. Researchers recruited confirmed cases of campylobacteriosis reported to some health departments from February 2018 through October 2019. Controls came from notified influenza cases in the previous 12 months. There were 571 Campylobacter cases and 586 controls. Important...

  • “Good on ya mate,” Sammy B at Daily Harvest

    In 2007 I spent a month and a half traveling Australia giving speeches about “why it is a bad idea to poison you customers.” My wife, Julie, and three daughters, Morgan, Olivia and Sydney, went with me. In addition to the meat pies, Foster’e Lager, hiking to the top of Uluru, and counting all the...

  • Poultry contact behind Australian Salmonella outbreak; median age of 5 reported

    Researchers have detailed the first widespread Salmonella outbreak linked to backyard poultry in Australia. Between May and August 2020, an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium infection was investigated. In total, 38 cases with an age range of less than 1 to 38 years old and a median age of 5 were reported. Overall, 24 were male and 31 were 14...

  • ‘Mixed’ progress on food safety in Australia in past year

    Australia’s food safety report card for the past 12 months is “mixed,” according to the Food Safety Information Council (FSIC). There was a decline in reported Salmonella infections and a survey found fewer people are washing chicken. However, another poll revealed handwashing had decreased while poisonings continue to be recorded linked to wild mushrooms. The...

  • Allergens still dominate but recalls drop in Australia

    Undeclared allergens accounted for almost half of Australian food recalls in 2021, according to FSANZ data. Figures from Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) show 38 of the 80 recalls were because of allergens. Twenty were prompted by a consumer complaint and eight by routine government testing. The root cause for allergen recalls was mainly...

  • Nutricia infant formula tests positive for Cronobacter in Australia

    Nutricia infant formula has been found to contain Cronobacter after testing in Australia. A batch of KetoCal 3:1 was positive for Cronobacter spp. during testing at the border by customs officials. There have been no illnesses linked to the product, and the source of contamination is being investigated by the company. The implicated formula is...

  • Nutricia infant formula tests positive for Cronobacter in Australia

    Nutricia infant formula has been found to contain Cronobacter after testing in Australia. A batch of KetoCal 3:1 was positive for Cronobacter spp. during testing at the border by customs officials. There have been no illnesses linked to the product, and the source of contamination is being investigated by the company. The implicated formula is...

  • Australia considering U.S. firm’s processing aid application

    Australian officials are seeking views on whether to allow a processing aid from a U.S. company to be used to reduce microorganisms in raw poultry. Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has called for comment on the application made by Safe Foods, a company based in the United States, to permit the use of cetylpyridinium...

  • Food safety tips issued after Australian floods

    Food safety advice has been offered following several floods in eastern Australia in the past few weeks. Flooding and heavy rain in Queensland and New South Wales has caused power outages and roads to be blocked. A total of 20 people have died, according to media reports. The Food Safety Information Council (FSIC) warned people...

  • Scientists warn of emerging Vibrio risk; say there should be mandatory reporting

    Researchers have called for more focus on Vibrio infections in Australia because of the potential impact of climate factors and a growing industry. Australia currently produces almost 8,900 tons of oysters per year with expanded production expected in the next few years. Vibrio infection is not a nationally notifiable disease which may mean cases go...

  • Australia seeks public comments on plans aiming to reduce foodborne illness

    Australian regulators have opened a comment period on proposed new food safety management standards for foodservice operators and retail businesses. Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ)’s preferred approach is to change the rules to require a food safety supervisor on staff, food handler training and to ensure businesses can provide evidence to substantiate food safety...

  • Australians warned about poisoning risks from wild mushrooms

    The Food Safety Information Council has warned people in Australia not to pick wild mushrooms because of the risk of poisoning. The group said deathcap (Amanita phalloides) mushrooms are difficult to distinguish from some other wild varieties and advised people to only eat mushrooms bought from a supermarket, greengrocer or other reputable source. People from...

  • A decline in Salmonella across Australia in 2020 has been linked to actions to tackle COVID-19

    Food Safety News reports: A decline in Salmonella across Australia in 2020 has been linked to actions to tackle COVID-19, according to a study. Researchers compared Salmonella rates in 2020 to past years and looked at the impact of COVID-19 measures. Findings were published in the Communicable Diseases Intelligence journal. To control coronavirus, Australian public...

  • Australian decrease in Salmonella linked to COVID-19 actions

    A decline in Salmonella across Australia in 2020 has been linked to actions to tackle COVID-19, according to a study. Researchers compared Salmonella rates in 2020 to past years and looked at the impact of COVID-19 measures. Findings were published in the Communicable Diseases Intelligence journal. To control coronavirus, Australian public health measures included border...

  • Researchers find way to block advances of Listeria infections

    Researchers in Australia have made a discovery that could help to add options when treating Listeria infections. Scientists at the University of Queensland have found a way to block Listeria from making the virulence proteins that allow bacteria to survive and multiply in immune cells. The hope is the findings, published in the journal PLOS...

  • Foodborne illness and food imports among top concerns for Australians

    Imported food and foodborne illness are among the top concerns for consumers, according to a survey in Australia. Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) commissioned the University of Adelaide to get insight into consumers’ responses to food safety incidents and outbreaks. Data from the Food Insights Questionnaire (FoodIQ) during September 2018 to December 2020 was...

  • Source remains unknown in Australian Salmonella outbreak

    Nearly 60 people fell ill in an outbreak of Salmonella infections in Australia in 2018 and 2019, but the source has not been found. The outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg infections affected five states over seven months. Most people were sick from December 2018 to late March 2019 but one case was reported in May, according to a study...

  • More than 100 sick in Australia as oysters recalled

    Seven Australian states have recorded more than 100 Vibrio illnesses linked to raw oysters from South Australia. There are 56 people sick in South Australia since September and three have been hospitalized. Western Australia has 17 cases since late September, Victoria reported 31 illnesses since the first week of October and 15 infections have been...

  • FSANZ gets grant for food safety forum; consults on produce rules

    Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has been given a grant to create an international food safety forum. The almost AU $500,000 (U.S. $363,000) award was announced by the Australian Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment. FSANZ hopes it will initially include Australia, China, the Republic of Korea, Japan and Singapore before potentially adding...

  • Coffin Bay (not what you think) Oysters recalled due to Vibrio parahaemolyticus

    South Australia Health has issued an emergency order to recall raw Pacific oysters (Magallana gigas) produced in Coffin Bay, SA, including fresh and frozen products. The oysters have been available for sale direct from farms, seafood outlets, grocery stores and supermarkets in SA, NSW, ACT, QLD, VIC, NT and WA. Date markings: All production dates from...

  • Vibrio cases prompt raw oyster warning in South Australia

    Dozens of illnesses have been reported in two Australian states linked to the consumption of oysters in the past couple of months. In total, 36 Vibrio parahaemolyticus infections from eating raw oysters have been notified since September 2021 in South Australia, compared to none in 2020 and eight cases in 2019. In Western Australia, there...

  • Salmonella top cause of foodborne outbreaks in Australia

    Salmonella dominated reported outbreaks in Australia in 2016 causing several large incidents, according to a study published recently. A total of 177 foodborne outbreaks were reported affecting 3,639 people, with at least 348 hospital admissions and four deaths. A food vehicle was identified in 109 outbreaks, researchers report. Salmonella was the most frequently-identified agent in...

  • Tiger Brands recall reaches Australia and New Zealand

    Tiger Brands’ recall of canned vegetables, beans and spaghetti in South Africa has spread to Australia and New Zealand as well as parts of the United Kingdom. A total of 20 million cans were recalled in late July in South Africa because of a packaging fault, which posed a risk of microbial contamination such as...

  • Australian diet study finds low chemical exposure through food

    A study in Australia looking at levels of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in food and drinks has found no food safety concerns for consumers. The 26th Australian Total Diet Study (ATDS) by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) studied dioxins and dioxin-like compounds (DLCs), ​​polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs), polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs), ​dioxin-like...

  • Salmonella dominates outbreaks in Australia

    More than 450 foodborne outbreaks were reported over a three-year period in Australia, according to a new study. The 452 confirmed and suspected foodborne outbreaks affected 7,361 people, caused 705 hospitalizations and 18 deaths from 2013 to 2015. Salmonella was the main agent identified and restaurants were the most frequently-reported food preparation setting. There were...

  • Campylobacter, Salmonella at record highs in Australia

    Record levels of Campylobacter and Salmonella have been recorded in Australia, according to the annual surveillance report of notifiable diseases for 2016. The data comes from a study published in the most recent edition of the Communicable Diseases Intelligence journal that also found E. coli, Listeria and Cryptosporidium infections had risen. The role of disease...

  • Prosecutors drop charges in strawberry tampering incident involving needles

    Charges against a woman accused of putting needles in strawberries in 2018 in Australia have been dropped. My Ut Trinh, an ex-farm worker, had been charged with contamination of goods and was scheduled to go on trial in Brisbane District Court. Local media quoted Judge Michael Byrne telling Trinh’s interpreters that the prosecution would no...

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