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  • Is your service up to scratch?

    Even though times are tough and money is tight, it is imperative that you treat your front of house team as the asset they ought to be.

    Realistically, there are an extraordinary number of restaurants and cafes in dining out's "middle ground" and this is where a substantial proportion of the public's spending ends up.

  • Product Recalls - September

    The NSW Food Authority advises that the following products have been recalled :

     

    • K & S Indian Foods  -  "Has no" Chickpea Crisps, sold in ALDI stores in NSW, ACT, QLD and VIC.

     

     

  • No alcohol on Manly ferries!

    An application by the Harbour City Ferries to serve alcohol on the Manly ferry has been rejected by the Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority (ILGA).

    The ILGA ruled that, despite many of their arguments being accepted as valid, it felt that the arguments to reject the appllication were stronger, particularly with regard to the impact it may have on other passengers and commuters.

  • Changes to fees for liquor licence applications, approvals and authorisations in NSW

    From 1 September 2014, increases to application fees for liquor licences, approvals and authorisations will apply.

  • Stockton Beach algal bloom : NSW Food Authority advice

    The NSW Department of Primary Industries had advised that :

    • a toxic algal bloom has been detected in the waters of Stockton Beach. The species of algae detected produces diarrhetic shellfish poisoning toxins

     

     

    As a precaution, the NSW Food Authority advises that :

  • Tassie hoteliers resist State Government moves to tighten rules for serving alcohol

    A tightening of alcohol service rules is recommended following a review of the state Liquor Licensing Act. This recommendation has angered hospitality industry officials as, under the proposed changes, around 20 000 of the state's hospitality workers will have to resit the Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) test every five years.

  • Exclusive Main Beach Restaurant Saks in hot water over creepy crawlies

    In the kitchen of one of the ritziest restaurants on the Gold Coast, Saks at Main Beach, food safety inspectors from the council have allegedly found both dead and live cockroaches, arguably not what you would expect from an exclusive restaurant!

  • Scores on doors programme praise the best eateries in Bankstown

    From next month, diners in Bankstown will be able to choose the eateries with the highest quality food ratings due to the introduction of signs on shopfronts with the 'Scores on Doors' programme.

  • Product Recalls - August (3)

    The NSW Food Authority advises that the following products have been recalled :

     

    • Aprisnax Australian Raw Apricot Kernels  -  1kg black food-grade stand-up pouch, shelf stable. Best Before NOV 2015

     

     

  • Clean lunch boxes reduce germs & illness

    As we know many children get sick but germs may be lurking in the most unexpected of places ... the lunch box!

    "Kids don't always wash their hands before handling their lunch boxes and food," says Natasha Haynes, a family and consumer science agent for Mississippi State University. "Since most lunches include finger foods, it's easy to see how germs and bacteria can make kids sick."