Day: August 21, 2015

AU: ‘Halal inquiry’ not warranted but could help to eradicate myths: Australian Food and Grocery Council

ABC Rural: An inquiry into halal certification is not warranted but could be useful in eradicating myths, says Australia’s leading body for packaged food. Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) is presenting at a Senate inquiry, which began today, exploring third party certification schemes, including organic, kosher and genetically modified products.

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Day: August 21, 2015

NZ: Stopping product recalls from becoming a car crash

The Register: Food recalls are handled by the Ministry of Primary Industries, those for medicines and medical devices are regulated by Medsafe, and motor vehicle recalls are listed by the NZ Transport Agency. Most recalls aren’t as dramatic as a car crash, but the idea behind them is to remove the product from consumers before it causes harm.

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