Day: July 6, 2015

AU: $4 billion investment announced in Agriculture White Paper

Food magazine: Biosecurity, international trade and supply chain transparency are some of the priorities of the Agriculture White Paper.

The Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper pledged $200 million funding increase for biosecurity across Australia to improve biosecurity surveillance and analysis nationally, including in northern Australia.

The Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper also provides an additional $12.4 million over four years to modernise Australia’s traceability systems. This will provide even greater assurance that the agricultural goods we send to trading partners can be traced quickly to the point of origin so the source of any disease or residue contamination can be effectively managed.

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Day: July 6, 2015

US: Faster listeria tests start hitting the market

Food Safety News: Once food manufacturers begin looking for Listeria more often, it’s only natural that they will begin to look for faster tests. Traditional means of detecting Listeria involve techniques and processes that take several days to complete while waiting for the return of laboratory results.

But new options are emerging. Here are a couple of examples…

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