QA 15/06_C Is Food Safety the Weakest Link in the Food Service Sector At the recent PMA A-NZ Fresh Connections Foodservice Forum in May this question was posed. So… is food safety the most critical aspect of food service or are issues like raw material supply, product innovation, packaging, shelf life and logistics, higher priorities? […]

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QA 15/06_A Food Safety Training – Gaining Momentum Recent results from a global survey by the International Union of Food Science and Technology and Global Food Safety Curricula Initiative (GFSCI), have shown food safety training is rapidly growing and currently almost 40 per cent of all training organisations offer it in some form.  Food safety […]

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QA 15/06_B Unannounced Supplier Audits – could they happen in Australia? Unannounced hygiene audits of suppliers are becoming increasingly common in the United Kingdom (UK) according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC), which has a tendency, as evidenced by past food safety trends, to roll on to Australia. The UK are seeing a major uptake […]

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IRHR 15/11 A FWC Announces changes to annual leave requirements The Fair Work Commission has released its Full Bench decision on changes to modern awards in relation to paid annual leave.  The applicable awards used by market businesses and market associated businesses include but are not limited to: Storage Services and Wholesale Industry Award Clerks […]

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WHS 15/05 A How far can you go to ensure your employee’s health? Sometimes, a business policy, though paved with good intentions, can be in breach of workplace law.  That’s what Cement Australia have discovered, after an attempt to develop a more comprehensive risk review program that was rebuffed by the Fair Work Commission. While […]

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IRHR 15/10 A Annual Wage Review Decision Announced The Fair Work Commission’s Minimum Wage Panel has delivered a 2.5% increase to Modern Award minimum wages on Tuesday 2 June 2015. The federal minimum weekly wage will increase by $16 per week ($0.42 per hour) to $656.90 per week ($17.29 per hour) from the first full […]

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