The FoodRecallAus™ app is the only dedicated food recall notification app in Australia and contains a ‘Quick Recall’ section, which is an automatic RSS feed directly from FSANZ, and a comprehensive ‘Food Recall’ section that details full notifications. In addition, we have added a ‘Food Watch News’ section, RSS feed derived from AusFoodNews website, that informs as to the latest food industry occurrences. We have also added a section, ‘Recall Reasons’, informing about food recall notifications and the legislative requirements governing them. Finally, a section that informs the public as to the need to use the app (‘Who Needs This’ section) that suggests use by at-risk groups as well as compliance officers (EHO’s) in Australia.
FoodRecallAus is a Trade Mark of ‘FOODRECALL’, owned by Michael Sheridan and A/Prof Andreas Lopata. Andreas Lopata, who has many contacts in the food industry, is Associate Professor at James Cook University and an expert in adverse health effects to food products.
This app has been designed for fast and easy navigation in an aesthetically pleasing format. The FoodRecallAus website (www.FoodRecallAus.com.au) advertises the FoodRecallAus™ app and provide links to social media (Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, YouTube) and the Google Play and iTunes app Stores for downloads. The app sells for AU$1.29 (GST Incl.).
A large component of food recalls are derived from imported foods. FoodRecallAus™ app assists consumers in making informed decisions regarding food products. It will also assist compliance officers in performing food recall work and benefit consumers, retailers, manufacturers and distributers by providing them with rapid access to food recall notifications.
Environmental Health Officers (EHO’s) perform food safety compliance audits and investigations at food premises. These may include: State school tuck shops, Audits of Food Safety Programs, State aged-care and hospital facilities, for example. Often school tuckshop convenors do not know where to access food recall information. The FoodRecallAus™ app is a useful tool for EHO’s and kitchen staff.
We believe that FoodRecallAus™ app is of great benefit as a food safety tool for use by:
- Food Regulatory Compliance Officers e.g. Environmental Health Officers (EHO's) at Councils & Public Health Units.
- Indigenous Environmental Health Workers.
- Food Manufacturers, Wholesalers, & Distributors
- Retail Food Outlets e.g. Cafe's
- Restaurant Chefs and Kitchen Staff
- Hospital Kitchens
- Child Care Centre Kitchens
- Aged Care Facility Kitchens
- Concerned Parents
- Principal's of Schools
- P&C Associations and School Tuck Shop Convenors
- People with Allergies and Food Intolerances