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  • Closure of Brisbane restaurant due to food poisoning outbreak

    A popular Chinese restaurant in Springwood has been temporarily closed following a food poisoning outbreak over the weekend that saw approximately 110  people fall ill some of whom required hospitalisation, this is expected to rise.


  • Product Recalls - December / January

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


    • Cascade Apple Isle Sparkling Juice 750ml  -  in glass bottles, 'best before' dates of 18 NOV 15 and 19 NOV 15


  • An unwanted gift that just keeps on giving ... food poisoning!

    By serving up safe and healthy food this Christmas you will be sure to stay off the naughty list!

    Katrina Hodgkinson, the NSW Minister for Primary Industries, said that the combination of warmer summer temperatures along with additional supplies of typical Christmas food could be a recipe for disaster.

  • Huge fine for The Hub at Varsity in filth shocker

    The Hub at Varsity Lakes, one of the Gold Coast's most popular dining and drinking hangouts for university students, has been hit with fines totalling more than $29,000 after council inspectors found cockroaches and the kitchen in a filthy condition.

  • Making the most of busy days in your business

    Being busy is a wonderful thing for your business but can often lead to chaos rather than profits!

    With December being such a great month for sales, it is timely to remind ourselves with a quick checklist of how to make the most of it by preparing both the front and back of house to maximise sales, contain costs and avoid dramas.

  • Kings Cross assaults down 40%

    In the past year the latest NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research findings from October 2013 to September 2014 have noted an encouraging 40% drop in alcohol-related assaults in licensed premises. This reduction is considerably higher than the 13.6% average annual fall over the past five years for alcohol-related assaults at licensed premises in the area.

  • Tisk! Tisk! Two adults caught in secondary supply sting

    $1100 penalty notices were issued to two adults recently during an Office of Liquor, Gaming & Racing (OLGR) compliance operation that was conducted in Byron Bay during recent Schoolies celebrations.

    A man and a woman were observed by OLGR inspectors providing two 17 year old girls with alcohol that they had purchased from a bottleship in town on their behalf.

  • Product Recalls - December

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


    • ALDI Berg Strassburg 500g  -  vacuum packs. All 'use by' dates up to and including 08/02/15.


  • Problem drinkers won't be stopped by higher prices

    At a public hearing into Indigenous alcohol abuse, Australia's largest alcohol retailers have told delegates that increasing the price of alcohol will not reduce its consumption amongst the Indigenous population.

  • Santa Pub Crawl still growing after 21 years

    For the organiser of the Santa Claus Pub Crawl for Charity, Neil Webster, the event is a personal crusade against alcohol-fuelled violence and emphasises that while it is a pub crawl, it is becoming more family friendly. New venues have been added where the children are able to dress up and participate in a safe environment.