Articles tagged with: food safety

July 2017 Foodwatch Newsletter - Shark attack or food poisoning - which is more likely to kill you?

July 2017 Foodwatch Newsletter - Shark attack or food poisoning - which is more likely to kill you?

This is the question posed by the latest newsletter of the Food Safety Information Council. Would you be surprised to know that an average of 86 people a year die from food poisoning? Compare this to only around TWO per year for shark attacks.

25 July 2017 by Catherine Saxelby

November Foodwatch Newsletter - Food Safety First!

November Foodwatch Newsletter - Food Safety First!

This week is (8 - 15 November) is Australian Food Safety Week. That's why our November edition of the Foodwatch Newsletter is...

10 November 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. How come many of the cans in my cupboard have no use-by dates on them?

Q. How come many of the cans in my cupboard have no use-by dates on them?

THE QUESTION IN FULL Q. I checked my kitchen cupboard and couldn't find Use-by dates on half of my canned foods. Even on a can of...

2 May 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. What do 'no preservatives, no artificial colours and no artificial flavours'  really mean?

Q. What do 'no preservatives, no artificial colours and no artificial flavours' really mean?

[THE QUESTION IN FULL] Q. Why do some products state 'no preservatives, no artificial colours and no artificial flavours' but the...

30 September 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Q.  What does the term MILK SOLIDS mean on a food label?

Q. What does the term MILK SOLIDS mean on a food label?

A.   ‘Milk solids’ refers to the dried powder left after all the water is removed from liquid milk. It is similar to...

16 September 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. I am pregnant and have read a warning for pregnant women about Listeria. What is it?

Q. I am pregnant and have read a warning for pregnant women about Listeria. What is it?

A. In recent times, there have been several updates on the food-poisoning bacteria Listeria. This is important for: Pregnant women...

12 September 2013 by Catherine Saxelby