Day: December 28, 2017

UK: Red Tractor fresh produce to be recognised by two major food assurance schemes

Farminguk: Tesco has announced that from the beginning of April 2018 it will recognise Red Tractor’s standards as equivalent to its Nurture scheme. International assurance body GLOBALG.A.P. also confirmed that as a result of its own benchmarking exercise the requirement for a further farm assessment has been removed.
Read the full article at farminguk.com

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Day: December 28, 2017

CA: E. coli outbreak from lettuce shows problems with produce traceability: expert

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The Canadian Press: A Canadian expert in food distribution says he is surprised by how long it is taking for a recall to be issued after one death and dozens of illnesses in recent weeks have been linked to romaine lettuce contaminated with E. coli.
Read the full article at richmond-news.com

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Day: December 28, 2017

FIGHT BAC!® Food Safety curriculum

Fight BAC!®: Smart Kids Fight BAC!® is an award-winning curriculum for Grade K-3 consisting of an animated video; teacher guides; activity booklets that reinforce food safety through math, language arts, art and science; and He’s BAC!  – a storybook for children and parents.   The curricula was created by Dr. Judy A. Harrison, Professor of Foods and Nutrition and Extension Foods Specialist at the University of Georgia.  Dr. Harrison currently serves on the board of The Partnership for Food Safety Education.
Download the activity books and teaching guides at fightbac.org
    

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Day: December 28, 2017

US: CPS adds new video platform to website – CPS Minute

Center for Produce Safety: The Center for Produce Safety (CPS) today announced it has added a new video section to the home page, creating a multimedia experience for site visitors. Visitors will get a glimpse into some of the best practices currently being utilized by the industry.
Take a look at the new CPS Minute page at centerforproducesafety.org

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Day: December 28, 2017

AU: Setting the standard in traceability

Food & Beverage: Food safety scares and product recalls are unfortunate facts of life in the food sector. GS1 Australia provides the standards to enable organisations to effectively keep track of where our food comes from and help implement recalls quickly and efficiently.
Read the full article at foodmag.com.au

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