ABC News: Punnets of sliced white and brown mushrooms are being recalled from across the country due to the potential presence of large pieces of white plastic.
Posts tagged ‘Food Safety’
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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Australian Institute of Food Safety: 2017 was one of the worst years in recent history for food poisoning cases in SA. Does it need to come into line with the stricter requirements of other states?
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Australian Institute of Food Safety: It’s proving difficult to keep track of gastroenteritis outbreaks on cruise ships these days with 6 outbreaks being reported in Australian waters within the last 12 months. In the latest incident, approximately 200 passengers on the Sea Princess, a cruise ship bound for Brisbane from New Zealand, were struck with norovirus.
Undercurrent News: Based on an online survey of 1,259 Chinese consumers, the survey finds food safety and product quality rank ahead of trust in e-commerce platforms; attractive prices; convenience; and being accustomed to shopping online, among the factors which determine Chinese shoppers’ purchases.
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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
The Australian: President George W. Bush famously hated it but it seems most of the world can’t get enough broccoli. Particularly affluent consumers in Singapore [..] rushing to buy Australian-grown fresh fruit and vegetables rather than cheaper product mainly from China, where proper chemical use and food safety are hard to guarantee.
Western Farm Press: The Leafy Greens Marketing Agreements in Arizona and California are working on new and updated standardized protocols ahead of Food Safety Modernization Act deadline.
The Fresh Produce Safety Centre’s professional development event at Melbourne Markets focused on the latest in chemical and microbial testing issues, providing attendees with extra resources and knowledge to help them make better decisions and get the greatest value from their testing dollar.