Day: September 21, 2015

US: What’s on the minds of food and beverage company executives?

Food Safety Magazine: According to a recent survey, food and beverage executives are concerned about the potential effect of product recalls on their company’s reputation. More than 40 percent indicated product quality was a major risk and 45 percent indicated maintaining product recall capabilities is a priority for them.

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Day: September 21, 2015

US: PMA response to FDA release of final FSMA preventive control rules

Produce Marketing Association: After more than four years of development, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the final Preventive Controls for Human and Animal Food rules, components of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

… We will do a more detailed examination of the Preventive Controls for Human Food rule in the coming weeks, though there are a few key elements that have surfaced that we want to draw your attention to.

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Day: September 21, 2015

NZ: New tools to measure sustainability

NZ Herald: Consumers and retailers are increasingly demanding more information about the broader impacts of the food they purchase, including a wider range of issues such as food safety, environmental impact, human ethics and overall sustainability.

… to help further meet these demands, the New Zealand Sustainability Dashboard (NZSD) team has been working since 2012 to develop a sustainability assessment tool that will help New Zealand farmers and growers measure their sustainability outcomes and performance.

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