Australian Food Safety Week

Venue: National, ACT, Australia

Start Date: Sat 11 Nov 2017 Start Time: 0900

End Date: Sat 18 Nov 2017 End Time: 1700

The theme of Australian Food Safety Week, to be held from 11 to 18 November 2017, will be ‘Is it done yet? Using a thermometer to check if your food is cooked safely’.

Food Safety Information Council Chair, Rachelle Williams, said the Council was focusing on the priority of the Australian and New Zealand Food Ministerial Forum to reduce foodborne illness, particularly the escalating rates of Campylobacter and Salmonella infection in Australia.

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.

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 the Australia community. Educating people to purchase a food thermometer for their home kitchen and to learn how to use it correctly to cook food safely will contribute to a reduction in food poisoning.

Organisation: Food Safety Information Council


Topic: Health / Medical

Public ContactName Lydia Buchtmann
Phone 0407 626 688