Improper food handling, preparation and safety procedures can lead to the contraction of diseases by patrons of restaurants or stores. Common examples of issues which can arise out of improper food handling include contraction of bacteria such as salmonella and E.coli and of viruses such as norovirus and hepatitis A.
In Australia, legislation has been introduced to ensure food vendors are held to high standards and to ensure that all food purchased is safe to eat.
All Australian state jurisdictions, along with New Zealand, are subject to the requirements of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code, and NSW is further subject to the terms of the Food Act 2003 (NSW), which is enforced by the NSW Food Authority.
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Expertise in Action
Experts in food handling, preparation and safety are often required to provide opinions in civil disputes arising out of alleged breaches of the relevant legislation.
This often involves:
- Investigation into the food handling procedures of a business
- Investigation of the food preparation or production area of a business
- Investigation of food alleged to have caused injury
- Medical examination of those alleging injury due to food poisoning
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The overall cost of expert opinion depends on the services required. Some of the key factors that affect the cost of advice include:
- The need for a view or inspection of a location
- The quantity of documentary material to be reviewed
- Whether there are reports of other experts to be reviewed and commented on in detail
- Whether there is a need for conferences with the expert either in person or by telephone/Skype