Day: October 9, 2015

NZ: Assessing China’s revised food safety law

New Zealand-China Trade Association: China’s revised Food Safety Law (FSL) took effect on 1 October 2015. Whilst much of the reform and future enforcement is expected to be directed towards China’s domestic food producers, New Zealand food producers that export to China under any business model – including cross-border e-commerce – must ensure compliance.

Import Agents tasked with clearing Commodity, Inspection and Quarantine (CIQ) at the border and wholesale/retail channel partners will want to know that China standards are being met by Kiwi producers. Moreover, various implementation measures will be rolled out post 1 October 2015 for which new company practices and controls will likely have to be implemented.

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Day: October 9, 2015

AU/NZ: Guidelines for Fresh Produce Food Safety available for download now

In case you missed it, the Guidelines for Fresh Produce Food Safety are now available for free download from the FPSC website. Provided as a printable 120 page colour PDF, the Guidelines includes 18 chapters such as:

Where can contamination occur in the supply chain?
Managing the growing site and planting material
Vehicle maintenance and hygeine
Product indentification, traceability and recall

Download the Guidelines now at the Fresh Produce Safety Centre website.
The Guidelines were produced with funding from the following industry and government organisations:

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