Food Safety

Picture: TraceGains

FSMA compliance tops priority list – TraceGains

By Joseph James Whitworth

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) compliance ranked as the top priority among survey participants, taking over from audit readiness, according to TraceGains.

Codex Alimentarius Commission adopts food safety guidelines

Codex agrees on Salmonella and parasite control guidelines

By Joseph James Whitworth

Guidelines for the control of Salmonella in beef and pork and on hygiene to control foodborne parasites were among the decisions taken during the first day of the Codex Alimentarius Commission meeting.

Poole: In a world of razor-thin margins, bottlenecks are bad, but data can be the lubricant that keeps production humming

Data, an asset for food labs to mine now

By Bob Poole, director of sales, EMEA, Informatics, Thermo Fisher Scientific

During the seventh annual European Innovation Summit, EU leaders discussed worries that “emotion is trumping science” when it comes to food safety.

Pie chart results from SafetyChain Software and The Acheson Group (TAG) survey

Survey finds 75% ‘not completely ready’ for FSMA

By Joseph James Whitworth

Three out of four survey respondents felt their companies were not completely ready for FSMA compliance, according to a survey by SafetyChain Software and The Acheson Group (TAG).

TAG compared BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 7 against the Preventative Controls for Human Food rule of FSMA

ALSO: BRC Global Standards is to launch a module assessing food safety culture

BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 7 compared to FSMA rule

By Joseph James Whitworth

BRC Global Standards commissioned The Acheson Group (TAG) to assess one of its standards against a FSMA final rule with findings showing almost complete alignment.

PathSensors claims the’ CANARY tech detects pathogens in minutes. Picture: PathSensors

CANARY swoops in to help food safety

By staff reporter

The recent spate of Listeria recalls highlights the need for faster bio threat detection to ensure food safety, according to the CEO of PathSensors.

BfR said risk perception is influenced by the way topics are portrayed in the media

Almost 75% believe German food is safe – BfR survey

By Joseph James Whitworth

Almost three quarters of survey respondents believe that food in Germany is safe but more than half are concerned about pesticide residue and microplastics in food and genetically modified foods, according to the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment...

Seward's Stomacher 400 EVO laboratory blender

dispatches from Analytica 2016

Seward EVOlves food sample preparation

By Joseph James Whitworth

Seward has launched a laboratory blender and sample preparation bags at Analytica 2016.

Food fraud, safety & the challenges of global trading

Foodex 2016

Food fraud, safety & the challenges of global trading

By Jenny Eagle

Bernard Matthews, Food Standards Agency, 2 Sisters Food Group and the Food & Drink Exporters Association will discuss the latest trends impacting the bakery, beverage and dairy industry at Foodex.

Dr Ilham Kadri spoke to FQN at the Global Food Safety Conference in Berlin

Dispatches from GFSC 2016 in Berlin

Diversey Care makes food safety management digital

By Joseph James Whitworth

Diversey Care, a division of Sealed Air, has launched a digital food safety management platform to help firms boost safety and quality of operations. 

The report said it was 'reassuring' given Ireland’s important role as a beef producing nation, the first evidence in relation to concerns on integrity of beef products emerged as a result of Irish official controls

Ireland’s food safety system praised

By Joseph James Whitworth

Ireland has a well-established food safety control system where responsibilities are defined and organised to avoid duplication or gaps, according to a study.

Sebastian Hielm presenting at GFSC 2016

dispathces from GFSC 2016 in Berlin

GFSC Day 2 round-up: Globalisation and consumer role

By Joseph James Whitworth

Globalisation of the food chain, the attempt to harmonise standards and consumer role were highlighted on the second day of a food safety meeting.

The proposed fiscal 2017 budget requested a 15% hike over last year’s total coming to $1.6bn

FDA identifies focus areas for requested funding

By Joseph James Whitworth

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it planned to focus on two areas as part of additional resources for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).


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