Australian Food Safety Week is the major activity of the Food Safety Information Council which aims to address the estimated 4.1 million cases of food borne illness in Australia each year. Food poisoning results, on average, in 31,920 hospitalisations, 86 deaths and 1 million visits to doctors each year.
The theme for Australian Food Safety Week 2015 is
- Did you know? (busting the food safety myths).
There are a lot of myths out there about what causes food poisoning so during the Week the Food Safety Information Council will be releasing the latest consumer research about what Australians understand about food safety, plus some simple tips to help people reduce their risk of getting sick.
For more information visit the Food Safety Information Council.
Australian Food Safety Week runs from 9-16 November.
For more information visit the Food Safety website at http://www.foodsafety.asn.au/