Day: November 15, 2017

NZ: NZGAP GLOBALG.A.P. Equivalent

nzgap.co.nz: NZGAP is in the final stages of benchmarking to GLOBALG.A.P. version 5.1. The latest round of benchmarking includes some minor changes to wording and question categories from version 5.0. The updated standard, (NZGAP GLOBALG.A.P. Equivalent v6.1) will be available to growers in December and will be required for any NZGAP GLOBALG.A.P. Equivalent audits completed after 1st January 2018.
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Day: November 15, 2017

NZ: Hold the ginger: New food rules opens can of home-grown worms

stuff.co.nz: Is it a lemon harangue from the chamomile cops, or just commonsense food safety? New nationwide food safety rules are starting to bite at country markets, with compliance and annual fees threatening the small profits stall owners hope to make. Unlikely to be an exception, a pensioner on the Kāpiti Coast has been told she could face hefty fees simply because she uses store-bought ginger in her homemade herbal tea.
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Day: November 15, 2017

US: Delta joins american in suspending use of LAX kitchen because of Listeria

Forbes: Two airlines have joined American Airlines in suspending the use of a catering facility at Los Angeles International Airport because of a listeria finding.

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