Day: June 24, 2018

AU: How the latest food recall affects you

Rachel Clemons / Choice: Seven people have been hospitalised and 14 more are sick with Salmonella poisoning after eating contaminated alfalfa sprouts sold in South Australia.
Check here for details of the food product affected, why it’s being recalled, who’s at risk and what you need to do to stay safe.
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Day: June 24, 2018

AU: Making sure floors meet HACCP Standard

foodmag.com.au: Putting in place an effective Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) food safety management plan has become a central priority for any facility involved in the production, processing or storage of food and beverage produce.
This preventive risk assessment system ensures that all food safety hazards are assessed and that appropriate controls are put in place to eliminate or reduce contamination.
Read the full article at the Food & Beverage magazine website

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Day: June 24, 2018

UK: ‘Any failure may impact brand reputation, you may not recover’: Study finds food safety ‘not a high priority risk’

Katy Askew / Food Navigator: A new study has concluded that food safety is not always identified as a “priority risk” by food makers.
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Day: June 24, 2018

AU: Rockmelon Listeria outbreak: New control measures to be set up on rockmelon farms

ABC NSW Country Hour: The rockmelon industry has moved to combat foodborne illness risks on farms and to support the sustainability of the industry in the wake of the deaths of six people after a listeria outbreak on a New South Wales farm earlier this year.
Under the plan, all rockmelon farms in Australia will be inspected and work will be undertaken on each individual farm to ensure that the highest standards are implemented and maintained.
Read the full article at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation website

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Day: June 24, 2018

US: Ensuring the safety of food contact materials: GMPs and beyond

George Misko / Food Safety Magazine: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced in January 2018 that it was exercising enforcement discretion with respect to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) requirements for importers of food contact substances (FCSs).
The news was met with a sigh of relief by the industry. The reasons for FDA’s decision centered on the vastly different hazard profiles and risks presented between FCSs and traditional food.
Read the full article at the Food Safety Magazine website

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Day: June 24, 2018

US: Outbreaks bring sense of urgency to food safety symposium

Chris Kroger / The Packer: CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The backgrounds of scientists and their areas of focus at the Center for Produce Safety’s ninth annual symposium were certainly diverse, but presentation after presentation laid down a basic message: shared knowledge is critical.
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Day: June 24, 2018

UK: What bacteria don’t want you to know about food safety

Dominic Cuthbert / Food and Drink International: Business standards company BSI has published the revised international standard for food safety management.
ISO 22000:2018 Food safety management systems – requirements for any organisation in the food chain provides a framework based on best practice for any organisation, from a small, family-owned farm to a multi-national food service outlet, to implement a comprehensive food safety management system.
Read the full post at fdiforum.net

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Day: June 24, 2018

AU: Can reusable shopping bags make us sick?

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Helen Yuk / mamamia.com.au: The days of flimsy plastic shopping bags floating around the place are over. People all around Australia are going to have to start remembering to bring reusable bags with them when they go to the supermarket – or buy bags once they’re there.
But for years, stories have been circulating about the amount of bacteria found in reusable shopping bags. Is it safe to reuse the same bags for groceries over and over?
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