Hygiene and food safety

Aussie Apples – a safe choice

We've had some concern raised with us about apples and Listeria because of a Listeria outbreak in the USA linked to USA-grown apples. We want to assure all our partners and consumers of apples in Australia that this recall only related to USA-grown and processed apples. Australian-grown apples and apple products were not involved or [...]

By |February 26th, 2015|Hygiene and food safety, News|

Australian grown fruit best for safety

Royal Gala apples - Australia has an outstanding track record for producing high quality and safe fresh fruit. The health and safety benefits of consuming Australian grown fruit have been highlighted following the recall of Chinese grown and packed frozen berries. The ABC reports that two brands of frozen berries – ‘Nannas’ and [...]

By |February 16th, 2015|Hygiene and food safety, News|

Hygiene critical in packing sheds

To avoid disease outbreaks and apple recalls, good hygiene and food safety practices are essential in every orchard and packing shed. Author: Annie Farrow Industry Services Manager, APAL 03 9329 3511 afarrow@apal.org.au It’s important that everyone working in a food production business is aware of and always follows safe, hygienic food handling methods, [...]

By |January 21st, 2015|Hygiene and food safety|

Queensland seeks to irradiate apples

Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) is considering an application from Queensland’s Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFFQ) to allow apples to be irradiated. “Irradiation is being sought as an alternative treatment to some pesticides, which are no longer permitted or permissions for use have changed,” FSANZ chief Steve McCutcheon said in a Sun [...]

By |September 28th, 2014|Hygiene and food safety, Post-harvest quality|