Safety

Independent and trusted advice about food safety, including information about food hygiene, genetically modified food, pesticides and food additives.

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What's your caffeine intake?

Do you know how much you’re actually consuming?

20 May 2013 | Caffeine shows up in products from corn chips and smoothies through to painkillers and weight loss products.

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CHOICE Awards 2011: Best Restaurant Hygiene Rating Scheme

Find out which council came up trumps in the CHOICE Awards for transparency in food hygiene.

31 Mar 2011 | Food safety is vital for consumers and some organisations are making sure people know which businesses are safest for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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BPA in canned foods

We found alarming levels of BPA in a range of canned foods – including baby foods.

1 Sep 2010 | CHOICE believes our national food regulator could be more proactive in protecting the health of Australian consumers.

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Pesticides in imported vegetables

Imported vegetables appear no more likely to be contaminated with pesticides than Australian produce.

5 Mar 2010 | Our random test of common canned and frozen vegetables showed little cause for concern.

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Genetically modified food risks

The Australian market is being flooded with food made from genetically modified (GM) crops. Yet you'd never know from the label.

17 Feb 2010 | Are GM crops jeopardising the safety and security of our food supply?

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Plastics and food

Are chemicals from plastic food containers and wrapping as safe as the industry and regulators claim or are they slowly poisoning us?

7 Jan 2010 | There’s a growing body of scientific evidence that suggests some plastics are not as safe as we're led to believe.

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Nanotechnology and food

No longer in the realm of science fiction, nanofoods are on their way to a supermarket near you.

23 Feb 2009 | CHOICE wants nanofoods better regulated to ensure they are both safe and properly labelled.

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The facts on fish

CHOICE investigates the benefits and risks of eating fish.

19 Oct 2008 | Fish is good for us, but what about toxic chemicals and over-fishing? We guide you through the debates.

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Plasticiser danger in food

CHOICE tested foods in glass jars and found contaminants from the plastic used to seal the lids.

12 Jun 2008 | In our test of food in glass jars, half contained the plastic-softening chemicals epoxidised soybean oil or phthalates at levels exceeding EU limits.

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Food additives you should avoid

Which ones pose a health risk?

2 May 2008 | We look at the latest research into additives that health questions have been raised about - and give CHOICE’s verdict on which ones you’d do best to avoid.

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