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Safe food is everybody's business: DVD and facilitator's handbook (2011)


EG Productions


EG Productions


Chewton, Vic


Resource package



This training package includes a DVD and facilitator's handbook that can be used to teach safe food-handling skills to people who work in remote Indigenous communities in Australia. The training package can also be used to inform remote food-handlers about their responsibilities under the National Food Safety Standards.

The video is produced in 13 Indigenous languages, and is applicable to workers in a variety of remote settings, including community stores, bistros, take-away food outlets, creches, and meals-on-wheels operations.

The video uses colourful characters and imagery to convey important messages about:

The facilitator's handbook which accompanies the video describes practical exercises that can be used to teach safe food-handling skills. These include instructions for cultivating bacteria in a petri dish overnight, to raise knowledge about the origin, growth and role of bacteria in food poisoning.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Contact details

To order a hardcopy of this resource package, contact the Indigenous environmental health section of your state or territory health department. (Each health department has a limited number of DVDs available for distribution in their region.)

For other queries about this resource package, contact:

Environmental Health Branch
Northern Territory (NT) Department of Health
2nd Floor, Casuarina Plaza, 258 Trower Rd
Casuarina NT 0810
PO Box 40596
Casuarina NT 0811
Ph: (08) 8922 7181


Last updated: 9 July 2014
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