Day: September 17, 2015

NZ: Online tool helps food businesses understand new regulations

New Zealand Government: Food Safety Minister Jo Goodhew launched an online tool today that will help food businesses discover how they will be affected by the new Food Act 2014, which comes into force in March next year.

“We’ve created this online tool so that anyone providing or selling food can easily find out how the new food safety rules apply to them.”

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Day: September 17, 2015

US: The FDA takes important steps in modernizing the food safety system

US Food and Drug Administration: The US FDA today took one of the most significant steps in decades to prevent foodborne illness by finalizing the first two of seven major rules under the bipartisan FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

Today’s action is the first step in putting greater emphasis on the prevention of foodborne illness, holding imported food to the same food safety standard as domestically produced food, and developing a nationally integrated food safety system in partnership with state and local authorities.

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Day: September 17, 2015

US: IFIC research highlights changes in consumer perceptions of food safety risks

Quality Assurance Magazine: The top food safety concern among Americans is no longer “foodborne illness,” having been overtaken by “chemicals in food,” according to the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation’s 2015 Food and Health Survey.

This year, 36% of Americans cited “chemicals in food,” such as pesticide residues, as the most important food safety issue for them and their family, edging out “foodborne illness from bacteria” (34%).

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Day: September 17, 2015

NZ: Food Act 2014

NZ Ministry for Primary Industries: The Food Act 2014 comes into force on 1 March 2016. It takes a new approach to managing food safety. Find out more about the Food Act and what it means for you.

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