The Australian Business Review Sarah Elks 10 November 2014
QUEENSLAND’S top doctor says she’s more worried about a mass food poisoning event than a terror attack at this weekend’s G20 leaders’ summit in Brisbane. Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young said Queensland Health had run two training exercises in preparation for the event.
One of the exercises a simulated mass outbreak of vomiting and diarrhoea, and the other faked a “mass casualty”. Dr Young said the biggest threat was “raw egg mayonnaise”.
ABC Rural Lucy Barbour 10 November 2014
An agricultural economist is concerned that Australia might be under pressure from the United States to water down its chemical regulations, as part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Farmers in the United States currently have access to a wider range of chemicals, and the maximum residue levels permitted are higher than those allowed in Australia.
Courier Mail Janelle Miles 7 November 2014
A FOOD handler at a Sunshine Coast café has triggered a hepatitis A alert. Diners who ate at the Beach Chalet Shop in Tingira Crescent, Sunrise Beach, between October 10 and November 1 are advised to see a general practitioner.
News Limited Geoff Chambers 10 November 2014
In his latest research paper, Southern Cross University Professor Philip Hayward has outlined the economic and health benefits of a regulated toad industry. Prof Hayward, who has eaten frog in Vietnam and Indonesia, will present his research on adding toad to Australian cuisine at a regional food conference in Byron Bay this month.
Courier Mail Brian Williams 10 November 2014
Lockyer Valley Regional Council has urged residents to fight coal seam gas exploration in their prime vegetable producing area, saying CSG will destroy the region’s farms.
Sydney Morning Herald AAP 8 November 2014
Woolworths has recalled a batch of Homebrand Honey Poppas with fears the cereal could be contaminated by glass.
ABC News Elise Worthington 8 November 2014
A Queensland dairy has just received Safe Food accreditation to sell pasteurised camel milk to the public from their Sunshine Coast farm. Ms Brisbane said she studied the nutritional benefits of both types of camel milk before the dairy was approved to sell pasteurised milk.
The fresh camel milk will be sold direct to the public in the coming weeks.