A Four Corners investigation that aired in early May revealed widespread exploitation of labour on Aussie farms and factories who supply some of our country’s major supermarkets. Some labour hire contractors are playing the middle-man between vulnerable migrant workers and food producers, paying these workers below their entitlements to win lucrative contracts. In some cases, this exploitation extends to slave-like…
A quick, easy to understand list of FAQs for food businesses is now available at the Food Standards Australia and New Zealand website. View the FAQ / guide here.
Patties Foods ran into a number of difficulties when conducting their Nanna’s berries recall, but the most surprising was the lack of Hepatitis A testing facilities in Australia.
The Federal Parliament’s Economics Reference Committee will undertake a six-month inquiry into food certification schemes, including halal certification.
After reading the report issued by the Metropolitan Fire Brigade into the cause of the fire that ripped through Melbourne’s Lacrosse tower in November last year, it struck me how similar the issues highlighted by this incident are to the Insulated Sandwich Panel exposure faced by many Australian Food and Beverage organisations. In particular, the legal action being considered by…
Malware presents as one of the biggest threats to Australia, with cybercrime costing roughly one billion dollars per years. This is projected to rise still with cybercrime being increasingly endorsed on criminal market platforms and becoming increasingly complex.
A poultry worker, recently fired for being intoxicated at work, has won an unfair dismissal case against her former employer. Despite being seemingly intoxicated at work, sleeping on shift, and unintentionally causing the death of up to 50 chickens, Heidi Cannon successfully won her case against the poultry company who were ordered to pay her compensation and superannuation in recompense for the decidedly unfair termination of her employment.