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FR: Australia and New Zealand Create a GFSI Local Group to Elevate Food Safety and Consumer Trust

PR Newswire: The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is pleased to announce the formation of a Local Group in Australia and New Zealand as part of its regional outreach model. The new group, GFSI AusNZ, is the seventh GFSI Local Group, joining existing groups in Japan, China, Europe, US-Canada, Mexico and South Latam. Fifty local industry members have expressed interest in participating in the group, whose Steering Committee already comprises leading retailers, manufacturers and food service companies including Woolworths Group, The Coca-Cola Company, Coles Supermarkets, Kerry, Campbell Arnotts, Fonterra, McDonalds and Goodman Fielder.

NZ: New social practice standard on its way

Otago Daily Times: The first of two phases for launching a new social practice standard will soon be released as part of the New Zealand Good Agricultural Practice (NZGAP) quality assurance programme for certified horticulture businesses.

NZGAP quality system co-ordinator Katrina O’Connor said the new add-on standard would be included as part of the programme and indicated to domestic and overseas markets New Zealand producers were meeting their legislative requirements for employment, wages, worker welfare and immigration.

NZ: How to Determine the Shelf Life of Food

New Zealand Food Safety: This guidance document has been developed to help operators to determine the shelf life of their food products and to apply the appropriate date marking. It provides useful information to assist operators preparing and handling foods for retail sale. Any legal requirements are shown in boxes with quotation marks.