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Latest Food Safety News

How sustainability drives profit in the food industry

Sustainability has become a common buzzword in recent years, most usually focussed on environmental protection and how we can more intelligently use resour...

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Build a culture of awareness with Food Safety Posters in your kitchen

Educating staff in commercial kitchens is a core responsibility of Chefs and Restaurant Managers that enhances kitchen processes and food safety outcomes. ...

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How Food Thermometers support food safety standards in your kitchen

Chefs and Restaurant Managers need to ensure their staff are trained in all aspects of food safety in their commercial kitchens. One area often overlooked ...

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What is Food Safety?

A recent report from OzFoodNet informs us 5.4 million cases of food poisoning occur in Australia every year. The cost of this is thought to be around the $...

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Manage Your Supply Chain to Optimise Your Customers’ Experience

It is often said that the standard of one organisation dictates the standards of other organisations it associates with. This concept also holds true with ...

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Are You Responsible for Food Safety

In Australia, 10 people every month die due to food poisoning. This alarming statistic has squarely put the focus on everyone involved in the food chain an...

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How Long can You Store Food in the Fridge

5 Foods you Shouldn't Refreeze

Childcare Centres Require an Effective Allergen Policy

Protecting children with allergies from the foods known to trigger them is a vital practice in childcare facilities. All precautions must be implemented to...

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Dairy Scare Puts Commercial Kitchens on Alert

A recent recall of milk across Victoria and southern New South Wales has Chefs and Restaurant Managers double checking their dairy storage and handling pro...

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The 5 do's to prevent food poisoning

Avoid the Crushing Costs of Improper Food Storage

We often hear helpful talk about proper food storage procedures, yet still too many commercial kitchens are getting it wrong. So, rather than concentrating...

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5 Tips to Reduce Food Waste in Commercial Kitchens

Chefs and Restaurant Managers need to be perpetually vigilant for ways to reduce costs, improve outputs, maintain food safety standards and enhance staff m...

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Top 10 habits of dirty hands

Preventing Cross-Contamination in Professional Kitchens

Cross-contamination is a real threat to public health, and food preparation businesses have a duty of care to ensure they are not responsible for putting t...

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Food Safety Standards Require Food Safety Labels

The official body that governs food safety standards in Australia has produced a Code, requiring all food handling businesses to adopt applicable food safe...

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Staying ahead of changes to food safety regulations in 2020

It is vitally important for those in the food and catering industry to keep up with changes in the food safety landscape in order to protect their own inte...

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Food Allergies – It Pays to Take Them Seriously

Here are some fast facts about food allergies – 1. Avoiding the allergen is the only known method of managing food allergies.2. Most allergies rela...

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Food Safety Begins with Accurate Labelling

Chefs and Restaurant Managers understand the link between accurate food labelling and food safety. However, their staff may not be so well informed. With t...

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Simple tips to handle poultry

Wondering about the Benefits of a Fridge Freezer Thermometer?

Fildes Food Safety is an Australian owned and operated company with roots extending back over 70 years. Their range of products and accessories has been specifically desi...

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How Accurate Freezer Thermometers Reduce Kitchen Wastage

There are many factors Chefs and Restaurant Managers need to take into account when ensuring the safety and quality of the food they produce. An often over...

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Lupin Officially Declared Allergen

In May 2017, Food Standards Australia New Zealand officially declared lupin an allergen that must be identified on all food labels. This brought the total ...

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FIFO Labelling

Work and school lunch safety checklist

Salmonella – A Very Dangerous Bacteria

In Australia, salmonella is more prevalent in the warmer months. By allowing food to be kept in the temperature danger zone (50C – 650C) for too long, the ...

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How effective food labelling improves safety, efficiency and waste reduction

Ensuring that appropriate and rigorous food safety policies are in place, and that they are followed diligently and consistently by all staff is one of the...

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Food thermometers designed to protect against food safety problems in every part of the kitchen

Anyone involved in the restaurant and hospitality industry or in food and beverage manufacturing will understand that effectively monitoring and maintainin...

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Tips for handling fruit and vegetables

Seafood… It’s Best to Play it Safe

Oceans, rivers, lakes and bays are a wonderful source of fish, crustaceans and other seafood delights. Yet most people are unaware these delights contain n...

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The Importance of Cleaning and Sanitation in Professional Kitchens

Cleaning and sanitation are vital components for protecting the public against food borne illnesses. However, many food handlers are unaware of the distinc...

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Food Safety – Hold the Phone!

We’re all addicted to our mobile devices. They bring us news of the outside world, important communications and they provide a pleasant distraction in our ...

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Cleaning checklist

Meet Food Safety Requirements with a Cleaning Checklist

Effective cleaning and sanitation schedules in professional kitchens are essential for producing quality meals, avoiding food borne diseases and minimising...

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How to Safely Handle and Cook Eggs

Eggs are an easy and nutritious part of most people’s diets and may be prepared in many different ways. Used in all types of cooking from simple breakfasts...

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