Media Centre

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The Food Safety Information Council can provide the media with a range of food safety experts that can communicate to consumers in simple terms.

Note: the figure of an estimated 5.4 million cases of food poisoning each year in Australia cited in many older releases has now been updated to 4.1 million a year following new research published in 2014.

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Media releases

2017

Winter warmers – food poisoning risk of bulk cooking soups, casseroles and stews (1 June 2017)

Listeria and pregnancy – Mothers’ Day reminder for mums-to-be (12 May 2017)

Easter seafood – keep it chilled (12 April 2017)

Deadly deathcap mushrooms – warning not to pick or eat wild mushrooms (1 March 2017)

Don’t leave that leftover takeaway on the benchtop overnight – food safety tips for young people leaving home (17 February 2017)

Keep that back to school lunchbox cool with an ice brick or frozen water bottle (17 January 2017)

Smelly fridge, sink full of dirty dishes? Resolve to take care of your unloved workplace kitchen in 2017 (3 January 2017)

2016

Undercooked turkey, wilted salad – how to avoid a raw and risky Christmas (15 December 2016)

Over a third of Australians risk food poisoning by playing raw egg roulette (5 November 2016)

Australians urged to put up new handwashing posters for Global Handwashing Day (15 October 2016)

Food safety advice about bringing food to family or friends in aged care launched today (30 September 2016)

‘Raw and risky’ foods announced as theme for 20th Australian Food Safety Week 6 – 12 November 2016 (18 September 2016)

Welcome to our mobile friendly website (9 June 2016)

Call to share your ‘Gastro Nightmare’ – crowdfunding appeal launched to save Food Safety Week (1 May 2016)

Don’t come the raw prawn – warning to keep your seafood safe this Easter (23 March 2016)

Keep your kid’s lunchbox safe – back to school food safety advice (24 January 2016)

2015

New food safety summer TV campaign launched (29 December 2015)

No bath for the Christmas turkey – food safety tips for the holiday period (18 December 2015)

Eggs not milk the food safety risk – Australian Food Safety Week 8 to 15 November 2015

Hum Happy Birthday twice for healthy hands Global Handwashing Day 15 October 2015

Did you know? (busting the food safety myths) announced as the theme of Australian Food Safety Week 2015 (21 September 2015)

Five tips to help your family avoid gastro this winter (10 July 2015)

Rachelle Williams announced as new FSIC Chair (4 June 2015)

Australian consumers’ food safety report card released – World Health Day 7 April 2015: Food Safety

Survey finds 25% of parents fail to pack a frozen drink or freezer block in their child’s school lunchbox (21 January 2015)

2014

Don’t wash the turkey and other tips to stop your Christmas becoming a recipe for disaster (19 December 2014)

Don’t leave your cooked rice on the benchtop overnight – food safety experts warn (8 November 2014)

Temperature danger zone announced as theme for AFSW 2014 (22 September 2014)

Don’t pack food poisoning bugs in your lunchbox – back to work and school food safety warning (17 January 2014)

2013

A Moveable Feast – food poisoning risks of transporting food during holiday season (17 December 2013)

Consumers ignore vital food safety advice latest research shows (10 November 2013)

Don’t cook or handle food when you’re crook – experts warn of risk of winter gastro outbreaks (9 July 2013)

Cool school lunches and befriending the ownerless workplace fridge – back to school and work food safety tips (21 January 2013)

2012

Warning on raw egg dishes –advice for the holiday season (15 December 2012)

Food safety experts warn home cooks not to wash raw chicken – Australian Food Safety Week  (12 November 2012)

Easter eggs – raw and risky ( 4 April 2012)

Back to work and school: don’t put yourself or child at risk by not keeping packed lunches cool (24 January 2012)

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