Monthly Archives: April 2018

Clean Hands, Dirty Hands – food safety tips

Clean Hands, Dirty Hands – food safety tips

A teacher in the US showed her students the importance of washing our hands properly.  After having all the kids in her class touch a single slice of bread, she let the germs spread and grow moldy over time.

This is a simple, yet valuable aspect to running a clean, healthy food business.  Make sure you are aware of the 20 second rule for correct handwashing.  CFT International, RTO 21120, food safety training.


Teacher’s Science Experiment Reveals the Gross Importance of Washing Your Hands

Food Business Classification Tool

Victoria classifies food premises according to the level of food safety risk and the type of food handled at the premises.

Which food business are you?

  • The food business classification tool helps council determine which class your business falls into.
  • Councils are responsible for classifying your food premises.
  • The class is determined by the type of food handled at the premises.
  • If you start handling different food, the council may need to reclassify your business.
  • If you are involved in running any type of food business, you need to understand these definitions used by the department
  • Contact CFT International, RTO 21120, for your food safety training

A Tarantula on my Burger?

“Waiter, waiter there’s a tarantula on my burger” – food contamination can have serious food safety consequences.

Bull City Burger joint in U.S.A. is serving a spider burger as a fun gimmick to attract customers.   A spider burger might be fun to attract customers to buy their burgers but food business owners need to understand their obligation to ensure pests and animals do not enter the food premises.  Food contamination can have serious health impacts and strict food safety standards must be adhered to.

CFT International, RTO 21120, specialises in food safety training.

Microwave technology may reduce food safety risk in rare meat

New microwave technology for Australia may reduce food safety risk in rare meat.

Australians may one day be able to eat rare meat without having to worry about food poisoning thanks to new technology currently under testing.

Undercooking of red meat has become popular, especially in restaurants.  In addressing this growing trend of eating rare meat, Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) conducted trials of US developed microwave technology that can be used on meat to significantly reduce the amount of bacteria.

The technology has been proven to reduce the amount of bacteria in meat like E.coli.  However, MLA Program Manager said there is considerably more work to do before the technology can be applied to the meat-processing sector.

The article was published by Australian Food News.

Who recalls food in Australia?

CFT assisting food businesses with food safety and food safety compliance

Who recalls food in Australia?  All food businesses!

Food businesses must –

  • notify their customers and local food enforcement agency when a food recall is needed.
  • provide information to FSANZ about the recalled food
  • Notify the public of the recall.

A food recall is action taken by a food business to remove unsafe food from distribution, sale and consumption. All food businesses must be able to quickly remove food from the marketplace to protect public health and safety.

CFT International, RTO 21120, are leading providers of food safety training throughout Australia.