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  1. Keeping backyard chickens – what you should know

    17 Jul 2020

    Keeping chickens as pets can be a rewarding experience, especially for children. However, chickens and other poultry can carry germs such as Salmonella, even when they appear healthy and clean. These...

  2. Eggs

    22 Jun 2020

    The humble egg is a powerhouse of nutritional goodness. Eggs are full of things your body needs. They are a great source of protein, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals (such as vitamin A, vitamin D...

  3. Food – use-by and best-before dates

    29 Apr 2020

    Check the ‘use-by’ or ‘best before’ date when you buy food...

  4. Food safety after a fire

    28 Jan 2020

    After a fire, smoke and other contaminants from burning materials can potentially affect food...

  5. Mushroom poisoning

    02 May 2019

    Contrary to popular belief, there is no home test that can distinguish between edible and poisonous varieties of wild fungi or mushrooms...

  6. Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ)

    FSANZ's role is to protect the health and safety of people in Australia and New Zealand by maintaining a safe food supply...

  7. Food safety outdoors

    19 Nov 2018 Food safety outdoors

    Food poisoning is a real risk when taking food outside the home, especially in warmer weather...

  8. Food safety when eating out

    19 Nov 2018

    If you have any doubt about the safety of food when you're out, don't eat it...

  9. Food safety and storage

    19 Nov 2018

    High-risk food should be kept at 5 °C or below, and above 60 °C to avoid the temperature danger zone and food poisoning...

  10. Fishing - eat your catch with care

    19 Nov 2018

    People who fish in the Lower Yarra and Maribyrnong rivers need to be careful about eating their catch because of the risk of chemical exposure...