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...

Kitchens fined over poor hygiene

Regardless of which state you live in Australia, there are some exceptionally poor hygiene practices that occur in kitchens that are serving food to the public. We have some examples that we wanted to share with you from Brisbane and Melbourne,highlighting kitchens...

Salmonella outbreak

Rockmelons linked to salmonella outbreak Australia and New Zealand’s food safety authority, Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) have issued a Salmonella warning. FSANZ have warned people in the community who are more vulnerable (i.e. aged persons,...

Hot Dog rolls recalled by Aldi

Aldi recalls hot dog rolls Discount supermarket chain Aldi recalls hotdog rolls after metal shavings were were detected inside some of its products recently. Customers have been instructed not to eat the hotdog rolls in the states of New South Wales and Canberra. The...