Correct temperature for storage and service of red wines

Australians have spent a lifetime keeping their white wine chilled in the fridge and red wine in the cupboard or on the wine rack at room temperature, and it is no different for many of our casual restaurants and cafes across the nation. Eight out of 10 Australians drink their red wine ‘at room temperature.’ … Read more Correct temperature for storage and service of red wines

Japanese scientists discover bacteria in hairspray

Scientists in Japan have discovered a new species of bacteria that can live in hairspray, according to the results of a study published in the March (2016) issue of the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. “Contamination of cosmetic products is rare but some products may be unable to suppress the growth of certain … Read more Japanese scientists discover bacteria in hairspray

RSA – 3D Webinar Training

Are you looking for a more effective solution to the current RSA online training debacle? Are you confident of your staff’s ability to resolve common RSA-related issues? Would you leave your business in the hands of a person who only has an ‘online training’ RSA certificate? Do you even know for sure that the person … Read more RSA – 3D Webinar Training

When can Gaming Licensees pay winnings over $10,000? Your obligations under AUSTRAC.

Under Australia’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing laws, gaming licensees cannot pay winnings of $10,000 or more until they have collected and verified required information about the customer. For individuals, licensees will need to collect the customer’s full name, date of birth and current residential address. Licensees must then verify the customer’s full name and … Read more When can Gaming Licensees pay winnings over $10,000? Your obligations under AUSTRAC.

Is dropped food safe to eat?

In commercial situations, of course the answer to this question should be a resounding NO!  But what does the latest research say about the topic? Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey has recently published the results of research into this question. They dropped watermelon, bread (buttered and unbuttered) and gummy sweets from a height of 11cms onto … Read more Is dropped food safe to eat?

Changes to Tobacco & Other Smoking Products Act

Licensees should be aware that changes to the smoking laws which apply to the following areas came into effect from 1st September 2016: Organised under-age sporting events Skate parks Public swimming pools Public transport waiting points Building entrances Pedestrain malls Early childhood education and care facilities Residential aged care facilities Temporary retail outlets Click on the links … Read more Changes to Tobacco & Other Smoking Products Act

Do I need to renew my RMLV training?

There has been a huge amount of misinformation and confusion surrounding this question in the popular press, largely due to the ‘Red Tape Reduction’ initiative which applies to cafes and small clubs.  Here are the facts: YES – you DO have to have a current RMLV Certificate if you are one of the following: An … Read more Do I need to renew my RMLV training?

Beware of ‘Guideline 60’

It appears that OLGR is ramping up its interest in risk management for venues on the Coast. Guideline 60 is about ensuring that plans are in place to manage the possibility of ‘rapid & excessive consumption’ within your venue. It is easier with planned events, such as Weddings.  Simply ensure that the organizer agrees (in … Read more Beware of ‘Guideline 60’

Sale of undesirable liquor products

Any of the following criteria may be used to classify a product as ‘undesirable’: The name of the product, design of packaging of the liquor product, or class of the product (the product) is likely to be attractive to minors or young people. The product is likely to be confused with soft drink or confectionery. … Read more Sale of undesirable liquor products