Day: April 13, 2017

US: The supply chain and food safety culture: primary production

Food Safety Magazine: The food supply chain is of global importance. The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) has invited five individuals to help elucidate the challenges around creating a food safety culture.

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Day: April 13, 2017

US: Produce Safety a hot topic at Global Food Safety Initiative’s 2017 Conference

Chicago Tribune: Last month, Deirdre Schlunegger, Stop Foodborne Illness’ CEO, joined a panel of experts at the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) 2017 conference to discuss produce safety, a hot topic for food industry professionals. The Food Safety Modernization Act’s (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, (first proposed in January 2013) is now final and farms are implementing the rule’s mandates.

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Day: April 13, 2017

US: Scientists may be able to test food safety with a smartphone

Food and Wine: To test whether food contains the harmful bacteria E. coli, scientists place samples of the questionable sustenance in culture dishes to see if germ-filled colonies form. They wait for days—two or three, to be exact—to know whether the food is safe to eat, or whether it should be pulled from shelves. But new technology could speed up the food-safety testing process to mere moments, according to research from MIT.

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Day: April 13, 2017

AU/NZ: Technology taking on food counterfeiters

Shepparton News: As China’s middle class develops a taste for imported food and drink, produce suppliers in Australia and New Zealand are looking to anti-counterfeiting technology to protect their growing business from counterfeit foods.

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