Day: October 24, 2017

US: Paid sick leave reduces food poisoning rates

Food Safety Magazine: According to Penn State’s study, half of all foodborne outbreaks in the U.S. originate at food establishments such as restaurants, and approximately half of those can be traced back to an ill foodservice employee. This is because foodservice workers are still performing their jobs while sick, primarily because they are not entitled to pay if they do not work.
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Day: October 24, 2017

AU: Recall: Dried black dates

Food Standards Australia New Zealand: Ming Lee Trading Pty Ltd is conducting a recall of the above product. The product has been available for sale [in Sydney]. The recall is due to the presence of a chemical contaminant.
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Day: October 24, 2017

NZ: Economy earns $4.5b by getting accredited

Stuff.co.nz: A little known Crown agency says providing our export customers with gold-standard testing is worth an extra $4.5 billion to the economy. International Accreditation New Zealand (Ianz) says research conducted by NZIER has estimated that using Ianz accreditation adds $2.36b to the value of our exports.
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Day: October 24, 2017

UK: FSA probe finds widespread addition of undeclared sugar in coconut water

The Grocer: An explosive FSA investigation into the coconut water sector has found added sugar in 60% of samples – despite the drinks being labelled as pure and free from additives.
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Day: October 24, 2017

AU: Food Safety Culture – Where do I start?

Food Standards Australia New Zealand: FSANZ has developed some easy-to-use tools and resources to help businesses and regulators work together to improve food safety culture, through a 3-step process: Know, Do, Follow through.

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Day: October 24, 2017

AU: Apples that don’t go brown now available in US supermarkets

CSIRO: This month, a special kind of sliced apple will go on sale at select US supermarkets, and thanks to CSIRO research these apples won’t turn brown when they’re cut, bitten or bruised.
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