Can you can eat mouldy bread safely?

Would you eat mouldy bread? Have things changed over the last 60 years so much that we are completely terrified of eating foods that show signs of deacay, such as mouldy bread? If we consider great times of hardship, such as wars and natural disasters, people...

Rockmelons cause death

Rockmelons cause death In unfortunate and quite possibly totally avoidable circumstances, two people have died from diseases that have been linked to the handling of rockmelons. It is not a story we normally hear. Rockmelons cause death. The deaths have been linked to...

Coffee cup wars

Coffee Wars Workers in every major capital city in Australia line up religiously every morning at their favourite cafes or boutique hipster coffee space. They do this to gain their morning fix of golden brown, liquid gold. Coffee. The smell of roasted beans, the slick...

Food-mood connection. Is it real?

Can some foods make you ‘high on life’?  Is the food-mood connection real? It is interesting to note that there are a number of studies about our eating habits that are starting to provide interesting data. Evidence suggests that what you eat and how you feel...

Food safety in emergencies

Food safety in emergencies While it may not be top of mind for everyone, food safety is a very real issue in times of extreme weather events. With the numerous natural disasters that are occurring more frequently across Australia, it is also important to consider a...

KFC fined for hygiene breaches

KFC has been fined for hygiene breaches at one of it’s busiest food court stores in Chermside shopping centre, located in Brisbane, QLD. A Brisbane City Council health inspector conducted a food hygiene audit at the premises on March 4, 2015. Fast food...

School lunch safety

School lunch safety This week is the last week for QLD state schools before they break for the Christmas holidays. Schools in NSW and VIC will not be far behind them. School lunch safety is something we should all take a moment to consider. It is a good time to...

How long can you keep leftover food?

How long can you keep leftover food? It is a sign of the times that we live in that many organisations are concerned about being taken to court for a wide range of issues, one being what they do (or do not do) with leftover food. For small business owners in the food...