Day: March 24, 2016

MY: Malaysia to propose establishment of common certification on food safety for ASEAN

Bernama.com: Malaysia will propose to ASEAN for the establishment of a common certification on food safety in the region. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said the common certification was an accreditation that provides food export opportunities to ASEAN member states for greater access to the world market.

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Day: March 24, 2016

AU/NZ: Strong support for FPSC

Produceplus: “Trans-Tasman body receives positive feedback for events held in New Zealand”

“Support for the Trans-Tasman Fresh Produce Safety Centre (FPSC) continue to grow, with over 40 representatives from the fresh produce industry attending events held by the centre in New Zealand’s Hawke’s Bay in February.”

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Day: March 24, 2016

US: Deliberate act cannot be ruled out for Germany’s 2011 outbreak

Food Safety News: Yes, the German E. coli O104:H4 was a pathogen of a high virulence that suddenly emerged, and that might point to an unnatural phenomenon. But might it have been a deliberate act? Or some kind of accident? To be sure, the 2011 outbreak centered on Northern Germany was large, severe, and deadly. Out of the 2,987 confirmed cases not involving hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), 18 died. And out of 855 HUS cases, 35 died.

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