Blockchain technology could help to build transparency in the meat supply chain

Blockchain technology to ‘trigger’ disruption

By Oscar Rousseau

Supply chain disrupter blockchain technology could improve efficiency, food safety and traceability of meat, but business will need to ditch the paper trail first, a report has claimed.

From L-R: Bill Folkerts, Jeff Eastman and Jeff Moore

Dispatches from GFSI 2017 in Houston

Alchemy and USP partner to assess supply chain risk

By Joseph James Whitworth

Alchemy Systems and the US Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) are to collaborate to help companies assess supply chain risk and build systems to minimize food fraud.

Yesterday (August 8), the RSPO lifted the suspension imposed on the Malaysian palm oil supplier back on April 1. ©iStock

IOI starts long journey to win back major customers

By David Burrows

IOI took just four months to regain its certification by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), but convincing major customers to take it back could take much longer, according to experts and NGOs.

FQN at the SOFHT conference

dispatches from SOFHT Allergen conference

Industry experts identify allergen focus areas

By Joseph James Whitworth

The difference between validation and verification of cleaning, allergen risk assessment and confusion around ‘may contain’ labelling statements where some debated topics during an industry conference last week.

A diet high in processed food was one of the risk factors associated with early death.

Poor diet is biggest contributor to early death globally

By Niamh Michail

Poor diet and high blood pressure are the top two contributors to early death around the world, with high salt intake a ‘key component’ in raising blood pressure, according to a study published in Lancet Journal.

FDSE was held from May 19 – 21 in Chicago

Food defense action being taken ahead of regulation - TycoIS

By Joseph James Whitworth

Major brand companies are aware of the threat posed by deliberate contamination and are taking mitigating food defense steps ahead of regulation but the risk is greater from smaller companies, according to Tyco Integrated Security.

Low levels of chemicals in food may be harmless in isolation - but researchers suggest they could have an additive effect

Food chemicals may have harmful ‘cocktail’ effect


Risk assessment of food chemicals usually fails to take into account their effects when combined with other compounds – and these ‘chemical cocktails’ may be harmful to health, says new research from Denmark.

Scientists from across a wide range of disciplines are needed by ANSES

ANSES calls for scientists

By Niamh Michail

The French food agency ANSES is recruiting scientists to renew five of its expert committees and five working groups.

The Global Standard for Food Safety Version 7 was launched last week

BRC requirements subject of RSSL training course

By Joseph James Whitworth

RSSL has launched a training course for manufacturers and retailers to address risk assessment, traceability and authenticity in the revised BRC standard on food safety.

DuPont site in Belle, West Virginia

DuPont fined $1.3m for pollution violations

By Joseph James Whitworth

DuPont has been fined $1.275m for eight alleged releases of harmful levels of hazardous substances between May 2006 and January 2010 in West Virginia.

BPA under the microscope in Europe

BPA report conclusions “concerning”, says PlasticsEurope

By Joseph James Whitworth

The French Health Authority’s report that Bisphenol A (BPA) poses health risks for pregnant women and unborn children is “in contrast with the most recent global scientific consensus”, according to an industry group.

EU project to assess level of contaminants in seafood

Seafood safety on agenda for EU project

By Joseph James Whitworth

An EU project is aiming to assess the contamination risks for seafood from the marine environment and potential affects on human health.

Attention food scientists! Get your positions out there and onto the web, provide credible, reasonable, sober information

Is the food industry under attack from an ‘NGO/media complex’?

By Elaine Watson

With NGOs increasingly turning their attention to food production - and often doing a better job than the food industry of engaging with the media - the debate about issues from biotechnology to BPA will only become more polarized, one author has predicted.

France issues nano-risk management method

France issues nano-risk management method

By Rory Harrington

Categorising nano-based materials into hazard bands is the core of a new risk assessment technique put forward by French authorities as regulatory bodies continue to explore ways to manage possible threats from the ground-breaking technology.

Shouting (food safety issues) from the rooftops is important, but remember that consumers will notice inaccurate or mixed messages


How to deal with food safety Doomsday...

By Ben Bouckley

Growing scrutiny of food suppliers means an increasing focus on food safety issues. In this special edition article on risk, we look at how producers can communicate potential risks to consumers while protecting their brand reputation, in the event of...

Hear this: Defining and communicating food risk is far from clear-cut

Special edition: Risk communication

Communicating when the data are not clear-cut

By Shane Starling

In the first part of this special on risk communication, FoodNavigator looks at the often highly contradictory and inconclusive data that can surround a single ingredient or food, and how that information is best relayed to the public.


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