Day: April 7, 2016

US: Final sanitary transportation of human and animal food rule

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the final Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food rule under the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

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Day: April 7, 2016

UK: New technology increases food safety in complex supply chains

Rentokil: The food industry is facing increasing pressure to improve safety of food from two fronts, the consumer, and regulator. Consumers are becoming more sophisticated and demanding more from food suppliers while agencies ranging from FAO and WHO to national food safety agencies and health authorities are enforcing more stringent safety requirements.

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Day: April 7, 2016

US: GroupGAP program launches

The Packer: A new, cost-effective food safety certification program for small and mid-sized growers has been launched by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Called GroupGAP, the program certifies that growers are following industry-recognized food safety practices.“We know that GAP certification can sometimes be cost-prohibitive for smaller farmers,” AMS administrator Elanor Starmer said in a news release. “GroupGAP allows these farmers to demonstrate compliance with strong food safety standards and share the cost of certification across a group of growers.”

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