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Approaches to food safety inspections are similar between five countries but personal preferences could be responsible for some of the differences, according to a study.

Research identified how environmental health practitioners (EHPs) from Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Ireland perform food safety inspections. Data was

Continue Reading Food safety inspections found to be similar across countries

Audited councils in an Australian state are not doing enough to protect public health, according to a report.

The Victorian Auditor General’s Office (VAGO) looked at whether agencies are complying with their legal responsibilities for food safety. This included the Department of Health and councils in Casey, Geelong, Hepburn, Kingston

Continue Reading Audit finds councils can do more to ensure food safety

McDonald’s has been hit with a fine of more than half a million dollars after a mouse infestation was found at one of its branches in England.

The fast food chain was fined £475,000 ($596,500) after a rodent infestation was discovered by Waltham Forest Council’s environmental health officers at a

Continue Reading Separate hygiene breaches prompt fines at McDonald’s and Subway in UK

A former butcher in England was fined this week after his business was linked to a Listeria outbreak. Officials said it was one of the biggest environmental health investigations the authorities have ever had.

Robert Bowring of Bowring Butchers was prohibited from managing any food business during sentencing at Nottingham
Continue Reading Former butcher fined after Listeria outbreak link; his family now running shop

A second inquiry into the closure of an Australian catering firm has found officials didn’t deliberately mislead investigators but omission of some evidence led to “considerable confusion”.

The parliamentary inquiry into the closure of I Cook Foods was reopened in June after allegations in the media about the company’s closure
Continue Reading I Cook Foods inquiry not misled but evidence errors caused confusion