Monthly Archives: May 2019

It’s Food Allergy Week. Be Aware. Show You Care.

It’s Food Allergy Week, an initiative by Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia that aims to increase community awareness about food allergy in an effort to promote understanding and ultimately help protect those at risk.

Over half a million Aussies have a diagnosed food allergy and research shows this number is growing. It is vital that food handlers are aware of the 10 declared food allergies. Download our free poster to display in your kitchen.

With one in 10 children developing an allergy before their first birthday, Australia has one of the highest rates of food allergies in the world.

Whilst 90% of food allergic reactions are caused by 10 foods, there are more than 170 foods known to be triggers. Bananas, kiwi fruit, mustard and celery just to name a few.

Talk to us about updating your food safety training.

Australia decides

Make sure your Election Day BBQ or cake stall is a safe one!

The Food Safety Information Council released tips covering what you need to do to ensure your food is safe during your Election Day BBQ or fundraiser cake stall. Here’s a snapshot:

  1. Appoint a food safety supervisor
  2. Ensure hand washing facilities with soap are available.
  3. Wear clean clothing and a clean apron.
  4. Never cook for others if you’re sick!
  5. Ensure transported food is covered and remains cool. Only travel a short distance when transporting food.
  6. Use a probe thermometer to check all meat is thoroughly cooked.
  7. Don’t put cooked meat in same contained used for raw meat.
  8. Prepare other foods on a clean surface away from raw meat.
  9. Wash equipment in hot soapy water and dry thoroughly. Use paper towel.

For more use tips from the Council and to read the full article click here.

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