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Parents night lauched at Sydney venue

Every Wednesday the upmarket Potts Point venue The Roosevelt Bar and Diner has a parents night where, for $20, they have a nanny feed and look after the children while they eat dinner in the restaurant.

Sven Almenning, owner of the venue and the Speakeasy Group, spoke of the idea coming from he and his wife's own frustrations in locating and managing babysitters for their own family.

Chef Caught in Schnitzel Fraud

Have you heard about Kobina Amponsem who in 2008 was employed as head chef at a hotel in Wollongong who has been ordered to pay over $70,000 in damages over 10,000 schnitzels? During a workplace dispute, the Federal Circuit Court uncovered a case involving tens of thousands of chicken schnitzels and hundreds of missing quiches.

Best practice with Responsible Service of Alcohol marshals

Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) marshals are a great asset to any licensee who manages large numbers of patrons in their premises. RSA marshals have a unique responsibility to monitor patron behaviour and intoxication levels inside your venue, whilst allowing your bar staff to focus on customer service for your patrons.

Re-useable shopping bags could prevent rise in food poisoning

Multi-use bags which can carry raw meat one week and vegetables or clothing the next is a concern of many industry experts. Raw meat should never be packed into a reusable bag or with any other food, although this does not include meat packed in sealed packets that are commonly found on supermarket shelves.

Food poisoning over Christmas

Be aware of cross contamination over the Christmas and New Year period.  As highlighted on Channel 10, Studio 10 today when BBQ'ing do not put cooked meat back on the plate where there has been raw meat juice.

Simple Food Safety Tips for Retailers

Food businesses owe it to their customers to serve food that is safe. A little too obvious? You'd be surprised!  After all,  food safety standard codes have been developed to protect those consuming food purchased from or at your business premises. In further support of this, most food businesses must have a certified food safety supervisor.

Submissions sought over red meat production/processing food safety standards

The Federal Government is moving to standardise food safety requirements with regard to the red meat sector. At present existing state and territory laws may inhibit investigation of food safety matters through the entire meat supply chain.

Sydney company fined for unsafe food productions

Sunrise Meats, a food manufacturing company based in Marrickville in Sydney’s inner west, has been fined over $40,000 for a number of food and hygiene breaches following conviction and sentencing in the Downing Centre Local Court .