Australian Food Safety Week, 2015 – ‘Did you know? (busting the food safety myths).

The theme for  Australian Food Safety Week,  8 to 15 November 2015, was ‘Did you know? (busting the food safety myths).

There are a lot of myths out there about what causes food poisoning so during the Week we released the latest consumer research about what Australians understand about food safety, plus some simple tips to help people reduce their risk of getting sick.

Food Safety Week media release

Eggs not milk the food safety risk 8 November 2015

Shell media release

The shell media release to use for your local event is now available and you can copy it from here

Food Safety Myths Quiz

Our quiz is now available – use it at a quiz night, with work colleagues, at school or at home:

Online version

Printable version without answers

Check your answers here


Check out what happened during Food Safety Week:

Listen to us mythbusting on ABC Radio National

The Uni Of Tasmania was also out there busting myths

SA Health recommended not to wash eggs

WA Health held a great competition for their school canteens and put out a media release and video and did an interview on ABC News website

Glenelg Council SA held a display in their library

The City of Subiaco WA got food safety advice out there

Australian Pharmacy Journal put food safety messages into pharmacies around Australia

Logan City Council Qld is one of our key members and has heaps of info on their website

And there has been lots of social media from the Tasmanian Institute of AgricultureNSW Food Authority Food Standards Australia New Zealand and Safe Food Queensland


A standard package of resources has been mailed out to almost 90 events registered with us around the country.

We can no longer send items out but you can download the following:

A2 size How you cook can make you and others crook posters

DL size How you cook can make you and others crook brochures

Videos are available on Youtube about BBQscooler packingcross-contaminationhandwashingfridge use and abuse

Encourage your friends and colleagues to catch up with what is happening during Australian Food Safety Week 2015 by following us on twitter using the hashtag #FoodSafetyWeek, liking us on Facebook or subscribing to our mailing list.