Food Safety for Consumers
While Australia has one of the safest food supplies in the world, around 5.4 million Australians suffer from foodborne illness each year .
Fortunately, fatalities are rare but anyone who has suffered foodborne illness knows the symptoms can be very unpleasant.
Foodborne illness can be particularly serious in young children, the elderly, pregnant women and people already sick (eg cancer and HIV/AIDS patients).
The information below provides advice and resources for reducing your risk of foodborne illness.
- What is foodborne illness (food poisoning)? (includes links to information about common causes of foodborne illness such as Salmonella and Campylobacter)
- Complaints about food safety (including what to do if you become ill)
- Basic food safety tips
- Food safety at home
- Food safety during pregnancy
- Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning
Call the Public Health Hotline - Tasmania on Freecall 1800 671 738 or email firstname.lastname@example.org