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AU: ‘Raw and risky’ foods announced as theme for 20th Australian Food Safety Week 6 – 12 November 2016

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Food Safety Information Council: The theme for the 20th Australian Food Safety Week, to be held from 6 to 12 November 2016, was announced today as ‘Raw and risky’ foods.

Council Chair, Rachelle Williams, said that we have seen major food poisoning outbreaks in recent years linked to risky raw foods such as unpasteurized milk, raw eggs, bean/seed sprouts, frozen berries and lettuce. ‘Each year an estimated 4.1 million people get food poisoning in Australia, 1 million Australians have to visit a doctor with food poisoning, 32,000 people end up in hospital and 86 people die,’ Ms Williams said. ‘Australian Food Safety Week is the major activity of the Food Safety Information Council and plays a vital role in reducing the cases of food poisoning in Australia.

Read the full article at the Food Safety Information Council website.