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2023 FIAQ Annual Food Safety Conference

We are working in the background preparing for another amazing Food Safety Conference for 2023. Keep an eye out for more information closer to the date. If you are interested in a sponsorship opportunity, please contact us ASAP. Thank you, and we are excited to bring you this year’s conference. FIAQ Committee [email protected] 

FIAQ March Seminar – Recap on Reducing Food Waste and Enhancing Food Rescue

FIAQ proudly welcomed for our first conference this year, a look at reducing food waste in Australia, and how any wastage can be used in other ways through food rescue. Thank you to our speakers, who presented an amazing presentation for different perspectives. Melissa Smith from Stop Food Waste Australia, is working Nationally to create […]

Christmas Party 2022

It was RAINING FUN at the FIAQ .22 Christmas Party! It all started with a toilet-paper MUMMY-WRAP worthy of the Pharaohs! Then came a CHOPSTICKS race, GALLOPING with balloons, PICTIONARY and a QUIZ through ‘22! We teased our brains, laughed at “fruity” comedy and embraced “consensual” eating of food! A JINGLE-BELL sing-a-long rounded out a […]

The Craft of Quality Beer Seminar – October 2022

FIAQ proudly welcomed AMSL’s Cassandra Hogan and Wiley’s Chris Herring for our final seminar: “The Craft of Quality Beer”. Cass took us on a micro spoilage tour-de-force, teaching the importance of micro testing and risk analysis at each stage of brewing. We learned why cans of beer mysteriously explode, the causes of taints and “sour […]

Food Safety Conference 2022 “Food Safety Culture”

“Nutrition, Outbreaks, Food Culture, Allergens, Bioplastics, Oysters, Cyber-attacks, CIPs, Berries, Melons and Extruded-Proteins!  This was surely a conference to remember!  We learned that INFO SHARING, TRACEABILITY, and RESPONSIBLE FOOD CULTURE are the PILLARS of FOOD SAFETY!  There’s still a hungry world to feed.  We need more compostable plastics and less pollution.  But together, we can […]

Winter Party 2022!

Great night of great food, great singing and great fun at the Norman Hotel, celebrating Winter with the Food Crew!  Special appearance from “Albo the Showman” plus great entertainment with the Pictionary Super draw! Special thanks to our sponsor, Earlee Products, and FIAQ supporters, old and new, for making this a success! Click on the […]

Fantastic night out of with Plant Protein Food Design and Hemp As Food Not Drugs!

Kicking off our program, Professor Jason Stokes from UQ took us through an exciting tour of food engineering … mouth-first!  What actually happens when we bite into food and the complex interactions of emulsions, saliva, viscosity, fibre-reactions and mouth feel that make the first 15 seconds an incredible experience!   Having whet our appetite, Kieren […]

Sensory Sensations Seminar March 2022

On Wednesday 16th March, FIAQ members and friends took advantage of yet another wonderful opportunity to learn at the world class facilities of the Biosciences Precinct at Coopers Plains. Excited delegates were guided through a food sensory adventure that included samples for sweet, sour, umami and bitter as well as guided commentary and explanation on […]

FIAQ Christmas Party 2021

Thank you to everyone that came along to the 2021 Mini Golf Christmas Party!   A huge thank you to Helen & Gary from bioMérieux Australia, our major sponsor for this event.  Thank you for the amazing lucky door prizes Earlee Products ALS Laboratories PATH4 Food BVAQ Tasterite Integrity Compliance Solutions & Collaboration Learning Click here […]

The Food Pantry is now LIVE!

The Queensland Health small business regulatory reform, the Food Pantry is now LIVE! The Pantry provides a simple and user friendly way for food businesses and consumers to find information about general food safety, legislative, licensing and training requirements. It includes new interactive online tools: Online food complaints form that automatically triages complaints to the correct enforcement agency […]