Day: December 6, 2015

AU: Power of the Red Tractor

Farm Weekly: VICE Chair of the UK’s Red Tractor Assured Food Standards company Andrew Blenkiron believes Australia is about half-way towards achieving a similar labelling regime.

But completing that journey will require strong leadership to develop a cohesive quality-assurance framework behind a label, to readily demonstrate safe and ethical food production standards to consumers, he says.

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Day: December 6, 2015

NZ: Consumers angry at lack of information about food safety scares

Fairfax media: For Whangarei father Daniel Sterling, the worst bit is not knowing.

His four-year-old son Sam had been sick for a week with a vicious stomach bug unlike any he had had before, and a complete loss of appetite. Then he saw the news headlines: The brand of berries that he uses in Sam’s favourite smoothies are those linked to an outbreak of hepatitis A in this country.

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