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Before you go to clean he grill before your next cookout, keep this horrifying news in mind.

Doctors warn that using wire bristle brushes could be hazardous to your health. The risk: The brush’s wire bristles can break off, remain on the grill grate and end up in the food you’re cooking. Then, once you eat it, they could potentially lodge in your stomach or intestines and cause major damage.

Two days after Cheryl Harrison ate a hamburger while grilling out a home, she felt sharp pains and was rushed to the hospital. “It was just a pain that I have never felt before,” Harrison, who lives in Connecticut, told the local news station. “I felt my stomach was bloated… extremely tender to the touch.”

A CT scan showed a foreign object and she had to undergo emergency surgery to remove an inch-long piece of metal from her intestine. Her husband had cleaned their grill with a wire brush before cooking, and Harrison had unknowingly ingested a bristle in her burger.

Unfortunately, her situation isn’t uncommon. Last summer, a Connecticut girl named Anna Dunn had surgery to remove a wire from her throat after eating a hot dog at a picnic.

Paparich one of the largest chain restaurant in Malaysia it first opened in Kuala Lumpur in 2005 Locals love it for its authentic flavor and sophisticated production. Over the course of 10 years, PappaRich has opened more than 70 stores, both locally and internationally. Adding a whole new dimension to your dining experience, come and visit Papparich. Serving authentic Malaysian cuisine, coffee, vegetarian meals, noodles, fish, dim sum, and more of Malaysian food that will definitely tantalise your taste buds.  Papparich  is now open in a Cambrera Restaurant serving 100% authentic Malaysian Food.

Paparich located on the ground floor of Canberra Centre in Bunda Street, Canberra City ACT, 2601 open for dining in or takeaway from Sundays to Thursdays between 1130am and 9pm, and on Fridays and Saturdays from 1130am to 10pm.


Its here again… Each year the Multiculturalfestival promotes a rich and various program spanning all art forms and including dance, theatre, music, visual arts, film, large-scale free outdoor events and lots of different variety of foods forums. Multiculturalfestival began in 1996 and has since evolved into the biggest occasion on Canberra’s event landscape.  Multiculturalfestival is a celebration that promotes equality of opportunity, maintaining social cohesion, building social capital and minimising social exclusion for culturally and linguistically diverse Canberrans

A record 1.29 million head of cattle were exported from Australia last year, thanks to strong demand from Indonesian and Vietnamese market.

According to figures from Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA), the total number of cattle exported in 2014 was up 33 per cent on the previous record set back in 2002.

Exports to Indonesia were strong, reaching over 730,000 head, up 61 per cent on 2013.

The Vietnamese market surprised many and is now easily the second biggest market for Australian live cattle. It imported 181,542 head in 2014, well up on the previous years’ intake of 67,000.

Live cattle export rankings for 2014: Indonesia: 730,257 head Vietnam: 181,542 head China: 117,906 head Israel: 78,181 head Malaysia: 53,004 head

* Figures supplied by Meat and Livestock Australia

One of Vietnam’s biggest importers of Australian cattle, Animex, recently received its 30th shipment from Australia’s north and has imported more than 75,000 head since 2012.

The company is hoping 2015 will be its biggest yet, as it ramps up sales of fresh beef and buffalo meat from its abattoir, directly to consumers around Hai Phong and the capital Hanoi.

Meanwhile, cattle exports to China increased to almost 118,000 head last year.

This figure was made up primarily of dairy cattle, with the beef cattle industry still waiting for protocols to be signed with China to allow feeder and slaughter cattle to be exported.

The live cattle trade in 2014 reached a value of $1.23 billion, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.