The Australian food system is touted to be one of the safest in the world, but continued reports on major safety issues such as allergens and microbial contaminations are raising questions over whether more needs to be done to protect consumers.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand, the industry regulator in the Antipodes, has strengthened its cautionary stance on raw apricot kernels following findings showing that eating the seeds could pose a public health and safety risk to consumers.
Australia's food watchdog has abandoned its 'information on
request' approach to the country of origin labelling of food,
proposing instead a package of measures to provide consumers with