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  • 26 Oct 2020 7:15 PM | Anonymous

    Science & Technology Australia have released their 2020-21 Professional Scientists Employment and Remuneration report.

    The employment and remuneration report is the most comprehensive, up-to-date guide available in Australia. Run in conjunction with Science and Technology Australia, free report includes:

    Overall results from the annual Professional Scientists Employment and Remuneration Survey, including a 12-month detailed analysis on topics including working hours, employment sentiment, rates of pay, and more;

    An in-depth analysis of remuneration broken down into a wide range of demographics, including responsibility level, years of experience, qualification, job function, and much more.

    Download the Report
  • 10 Aug 2020 9:51 AM | Anonymous

    Commercial Food Sanitation (CFS), an Intralox company, integrates strategic consulting, expertise and training to provide durable solutions to food safety and sanitation challenges for food processing plants. They design food safety prerequisite programs for plants of the future and are dedicated to delivering the highest levels of quality food safety and operational effectiveness, to protect food processors’ brand reputation and long-term business profitability.

    AIFST members have free access to a series of training modules on Hygienic Design and Sanitation.

    Head to the Learn section of our website - you will need to be logged in to access the training.


  • 2 Aug 2020 8:22 PM | Anonymous

    The Australian Government committed to evaluate the 2016 CoOL reforms in 2020-21, two years following the regulations for food coming into full-effect in July 2018. The purpose of the CoOL reforms was to help consumers make more informed choices about the food they buy, in line with their personal preferences. Accordingly, the reforms aimed to provide clearer, more consistent, more informative and easier to find country of origin labels for food.

    The evaluation will gather information and feedback from the community and industry through surveys, interviews and focus groups. To commence this process, DISER has developed a Discussion Paper and is undertaking a public consultation process to seek the views of consumers and businesses on the impact of the reforms. If you are interested in finding out more about the consultation, or would like to make a submission, please visit DISER’s Consultation Hub for more information. You will have from 31 July 2020 until 11 September 2020 to participate in this initial round of consultation.

  • 2 Aug 2020 8:07 PM | Anonymous

    A note from Food Standards Australia and New Zealand 

    Food regulators are aware that the COVID-19 pandemic may be interrupting the supply of inputs to food and grocery manufacture and supply from overseas.

    If you are experiencing interruptions to supply as a result of COVID-19 contact your home jurisdiction for advice.

    The home jurisdiction is the state or territory in which your food business is based, or in the case of a national chain, where the head office is located.

    Businesses should use the Pro forma for referral of COVID-19 related issues to the food regulator (Word 93 KB) to raise an issue and email it to their home jurisdiction.

  • 11 Mar 2020 11:53 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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