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Food Safety Elert: Vic’s Meat BONE-IN HAM HALF LEG Re-called

Vic’s Premium Quality Meat is conducting a recall of the above product. The product has been available for sale at Simon Johnson, Victor Churchill and Vic’s Meat Brisbane in NSW, QLD and WA.

Product details:

  • Vic’s Meat BONE-IN HAM HALF LEG 4.5kg, cardboard box (2 types used) – Brown cardboard box with Victor Churchill illustration, White cardboard box with Vic’s meat illustration
  • Best Before 29/01/2019

Problem: The recall is due to microbial (Listeria monocytogenes) contamination.

Food safety hazard: Listeria may cause illness in pregnant women and their unborn babies, the elderly and people with low immune systems.

Country of origin: Australia

What to do: Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice and should return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.

For further information please contact Vic’s Premium Quality Meat on (02) 9317 6900 or via 

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

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.