none

PM WARNS COMPANIES OVER FOOD SAFETY ISSUES

13-03-2015
by 
in 

Prime Minister Tony Abbott says foreign businesses must be responsible for making sure food products exported to Australia are safe.

Recent food poisoning scandals have left dozens of people ill after they ate products imported from China.

"The government can't do everything, there's also a responsibility on the people who are preparing and selling the food to make sure what they're doing is right," Mr Abbott told Macquarie Radio last week.

He said while a business could sell food that was unsafe, "in the end that business is liable and the last thing any of these people would want to do is put themselves at risk of prosecution."

"Any business which is responsible for producing or passing on something which is dodgy is in a lot of trouble," Mr Abbott added.

The comments come after News Corp Australia reported that a Thai factory has been linked to suspected contaminated tuna product used by the Soul Origin Cafe near Town Hall station in Sydney.

Seven people developed symptoms of the potentially fatal scombroid poisoning after eating tuna from the cafe in late February.

The most recent scandal comes after 26 people across the country became ill with Hepatitis A after eating contaminated frozen berry products imported from China.

Related news & editorials

  1. 16.07.2018
    16.07.2018
    by      In
    NSW-based Ranger Lifting is set to mark 20 years in business at a brand new facility in Prestons, outside Sydney on Saturday 22nd September 2018.
    The lifting and rigging equipment supplier, which also recently opened a site in Melbourne, will combine the grand opening of its new headquarters, 40km... Read More
  2. 16.07.2018
    16.07.2018
    by      In
    The Australian Made Campaign has revealed the lengths to which some makers of counterfeit goods will go to falsely claim Australian manufacture for their goods, with false claims, a bogus logo and a tortuous import/export route all parts of a recent episode.
    Last month, the campaign’s offices were... Read More
  3. 05.07.2018
    05.07.2018
    by      In
    Technology developed at CSIRO has led to the release of a novel copper ore sorting analyser that promises to dramatically reduce energy and water use by copper miners. The novel analyser is being brought to market through NextOre, a new company created by RFC Ambrian, Advisian Digital and CSIRO.... Read More
  4. 05.07.2018
    05.07.2018
    by      In
    Following its successful export and installation of 12 of its flagship high-power chargers for electric vehicles in Germany as part of the Ionity network, Ionity has now chosen Brisbane company Tritium as its technology partner for the construction of a further 100 high-power charging sites across... Read More