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  • 24 Apr 2021 9:16 AM | Anonymous

    The latest edition of Food Standards News from FSANZ is now available on the FSANZ website.

  • 13 Apr 2021 4:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Traceability and Provenance Zone, sponsored by FIAL, will focus on solutions that are available now for small manufacturers who provide produce, ingredients, or pre-packaged goods for sale, to foodpro visitors. The Zone will present businesses across the whole of the supply chain and allow food and beverage manufacturers and producers to discuss an end to end solution. 

    Businesses that meet the criteria are invited to apply for inclusion, and if successful, will receive a subsidy of up to 50% on the full cost of participation in the Zone. For further information please visit the FIAL website here.

  • 3 Apr 2021 3:01 PM | Anonymous

    Food fraud occurs when a food supplier intentionally deceive its customer about the quality and contents of the foods they are purchasing. While food fraud is often motivated by profit, some forms of food fraud can also pose a direct threat to the health of customers and consumers. Detecting food fraud is a challenge because consumers alone cannot detect them, and food fraudsters are usually innovative in the ways they avoid detection. In Asia and the Pacific, the risk of food fraud is estimated to be high, due to the high demand for premium quality food combined with an increasingly globalised food supply chain.

    This document describes the key aspects of food fraud, and discusses a set of measures that food safety authorities can take in order to stop the persistent problem of food fraud. Among these, legal interventions combined with the use of technological tools seem to be promising tools in combatting the phenomenon.

    The adoption of a definition of food fraud at the national level could support the identification of targeted actions, and the tools which help the alignment of national legislations and measures with Codex Alimentarius food standards support national food safety authorities in addressing the problem.

    Access the tool kit:

  • 26 Mar 2021 7:15 PM | Anonymous

    Science & Technology Australia have released their 2020-21 Professional Scientists Employment and Remuneration report.

    The employment and remuneration report is the most comprehensive, up-to-date guide available in Australia. Run in conjunction with Science and Technology Australia, free report includes:

    Overall results from the annual Professional Scientists Employment and Remuneration Survey, including a 12-month detailed analysis on topics including working hours, employment sentiment, rates of pay, and more;

    An in-depth analysis of remuneration broken down into a wide range of demographics, including responsibility level, years of experience, qualification, job function, and much more.

    Download the Report
  • 10 Aug 2020 9:51 AM | Anonymous

    Commercial Food Sanitation (CFS), an Intralox company, integrates strategic consulting, expertise and training to provide durable solutions to food safety and sanitation challenges for food processing plants. They design food safety prerequisite programs for plants of the future and are dedicated to delivering the highest levels of quality food safety and operational effectiveness, to protect food processors’ brand reputation and long-term business profitability.

    AIFST members have free access to a series of training modules on Hygienic Design and Sanitation.

    Head to the Learn section of our website - you will need to be logged in to access the training.

  • 2 Aug 2020 8:07 PM | Anonymous

    A note from Food Standards Australia and New Zealand 

    Food regulators are aware that the COVID-19 pandemic may be interrupting the supply of inputs to food and grocery manufacture and supply from overseas.

    If you are experiencing interruptions to supply as a result of COVID-19 contact your home jurisdiction for advice.

    The home jurisdiction is the state or territory in which your food business is based, or in the case of a national chain, where the head office is located.

    Businesses should use the Pro forma for referral of COVID-19 related issues to the food regulator (Word 93 KB) to raise an issue and email it to their home jurisdiction.

  • 11 Mar 2020 11:53 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dr Andreas Klieber – Managing Director QAPartners

    The current Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) outbreak is caused by the Covid-19 virus, also called SARS-CoV-2. Management of the crisis is heavily focussed on medical intervention, and rightly so. Containing the outbreak and preventing further spread is the highest priority. It should also be noted that there are still many unknowns about this virus. DOWNLOAD MORE INFO HERE

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