Tag: Food Safety

AU: Food Safety Culture – Where do I start?

Food Standards Australia New Zealand: FSANZ has developed some easy-to-use tools and resources to help businesses and regulators work together to improve food safety culture, through a 3-step process: Know, Do, Follow through.

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AU: Australians feed Singapore’s appetite for brocoli

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.

Read the full article by Sue Neales at The Australian

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US: LGMA prepares for new federal food safety regulations

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.

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AU/NZ: FPSC professional development event hits the mark

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.

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US: Wal-Mart weighs in on food safety

Good Fruit Grower: Illnesses caused by foodborne pathogens are becoming much easier to track and investigate, and new science — whole genome sequencing — is enabling outbreaks to be traced to the source of the investigation. That means apple growers and packers need to up their game, according to Frank Yiannas, vice president of food safety and health for Wal-Mart. “What you did for food safety last year is no longer good enough, and you’re going to have to do something different this year and next year,”

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AU: Chemical and microbial testing for customer and consumer confidence

Attend the half-day professional development workshop for produce QA managers, trainers, auditors, students of food safety, risk managers and others, being delivered by the Fresh Produce Safety Centre at Melbourne Markets Conference Centre, Epping, on Wednesday 12 October, 10am to 2pm.

Speakers from wholesale, retail, growers and regulatory organisations will update participants on the latest techniques and requirements for testing fresh produce.

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US: Supermarkets’ pre-prepared food boom raises safety concerns

WSJ / The Australian: Supermarkets in the US are starting to look a lot more like takeaway restaurants, but the explosion of prepared meals has brought new food safety issues that even leading chains are racing to manage.
Whole Foods Market, a trailblazer in the sale of fresh-cooked items, was recently forced to temporarily close one of its commercial kitchens producing fresh meals for stores.

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NZ: Massey-hosted food safety partnership awarded $1.25M

Scoop: A new partnership involving nine New Zealand research organisations has been awarded $1.25 million in funding from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. The New Zealand-China Food Protection Network (NZ-CFPN) will enhance communication between research scientists, government organisations and industries here and in China

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UK: E.coli deaths – Mixed salad leaves linked to outbreak after two die

The Independent: Shoppers are being warned to thoroughly wash bags of mixed salad leaves amid fears they could contain E. coli after two people died of the bacterial infection.

Health watchdogs have said more than 150 people in the UK have been found to have been infected with the E. coli O157 bug—many of whom had eaten pre-packed salad containing rocket leaves.

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VN: Ho Chi Minh City embraces farmer-run safe produce market

Tuoi Tre News: A farmer direct market organized in Ho Chi Minh City is providing consumers with more reliable access to safe food.

Nguyen Thi Loan recently took part in a market session along with her three neighbors, offering for sale their 30-kilogram carload of Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS)-certified produce.

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