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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

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.

For more information visit nzgap.co.nz

US: United States and Australia: comparable food safety systems

Lexology.com: On April 19, 2017, [the U.S. Food and Drug Administration] FDA announced that both the United States and Australia have recognized each other's food safety systems as comparable to each other.

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US: Produce Safety a hot topic at Global Food Safety Initiative’s 2017 Conference

Chicago Tribune: Last month, Deirdre Schlunegger, Stop Foodborne Illness' CEO, joined a panel of experts at the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) 2017 conference to discuss produce safety, a hot topic for food industry professionals. The Food Safety Modernization Act's (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, (first proposed in January 2013) is now final and farms are implementing the rule's mandates.

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US: China’s food safety plan includes alignment with international standards

World Grain: China has outlined steps it plans to take to ensure food safety, including aligning its standards with international standards and launching a risk alert system, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) said in a March report.

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Masterclass: Building capability and safety in fresh produce; Hobart AU

A masterclass was hosted in Hobart on 30 November 2016 by two food safety research centres— the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture Food Safety Centre, and the Fresh Produce Safety Centre Australia & New Zealand.

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AU: Updated Safe Food Australia guide now available

FSANZ: Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) today released the third edition of Safe Food Australia.

Safe Food Australia is a guide to the food safety standards in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.

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NZ: High performing horticulture needs a skilled workforce

Rural News Group: Horticulture and viticulture are, together, New Zealand’s fourth-largest export industry. To maintain this growth and high performance requires two things: labour for harvest and pruning and internationally accredited assurance programmes.

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US: Can the FSMA improve safety of frozen berry production?

FPSC: Can the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) provide a framework to improve practices and boost exports for Chilean raspberry producers?

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US: Florida tomato conference: unified safety audit close to reality

The Packer: Audit fatigue may be close to ending. Growers and packers participating in food safety training at the Florida Joint Tomato Conference heard some good news about the ending multiple audits.

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