Health groups in Australia will be watching with interest to see if New Zealand buckles under recent pressures to implement mandatory addition of folic acid to flour products. Australia agreed to the mandatory...

The addition of iodised salt to Australian bread from tomorrow (October 9) will help address the re-emergence of iodine deficiency across most of the population, the nation’s food regulatory body...

From Sunday 13 September 2009, bread-making flour in Australia must have folic acid, a form of the B vitamin folate, added to it to reduce the risk of babies being born with birth defects such as spina...

Mandatory fortification of folic acid in bread will be deferred until May 2012 in New Zealand, with the focus now on introducing a targeted voluntary programme, NZ Minister for Food Safety Kate Wilkinson...

New Zealand could pull out of a trans-Tasman move to fortify bread with folic acid as opposition mounts against the plan. As of September 13, the flour used to make bread will be required to be fortified...

The federal workplace watchdog has launched a prosecution against a Newcastle bakery, alleging it failed to keep proper time-and-wages records for four former employees who claimed they had been underpaid.Under...

Australian bakers were reminded today that they need to replace the salt that they currently use in bread making with iodised salt by 9 October 2009. When launching the Australian User Guide for Mandatory...

Butchers and bakers are the latest target of a campaign to stamp out exploitation of workers in South Australia.The Federal Workplace Ombudsman has written to almost 500 businesses alerting them to a crackdown...

A couple has been fined $42,000 for causing the worst food poisoning outbreak in NSW – which lead to 319 people falling ill in 2007.Long and Linda Fou, former owners of the Homebush French Golden...

The Workplace Ombudsman has today released a new list of businesses it will target in the lead-up to Christmas to ensure workers are properly paid.The workplace watchdog’s latest “hit-list”...