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.

Australian Food Safety Week will be held from 10 to 17 November 2018 and the theme will be announced early August 2018. AFSW17 was held from 11-18 November and the theme was ‘Is it done yet? Use a thermometer for great food, cooked safely every time’.

For more information visit the Food Safety website at


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