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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

AU: Electronic recall system receives HACCP certification

Food Processing: GS1 Australia’s electronic product recall notification management system has received certification from HACCP Australia. The Recall service — designed to minimise the impact and cost of food and beverage products recalled and withdrawn from the supply chain — has been certified as ‘effective and suitable for businesses that operate a HACCP based Food Safety Programme’.

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US: Food safety and the perception of risk

Click here to read the full article from Food Safety News: In the latest issue of Food Safety Magazine published Nov. 3, 2015, there is an article about the terms “hazard analysis” and “risk assessment.” I wrote that article to highlight the fact that these terms, which have different origins but may have similar meanings, are not really the same and do not produce the same results.

Briefly, hazard analysis is the assessment of the hazards that may be associated with a food commodity in a particular food processing establishment, with the final output of finding out which hazards are “significant” and have to be addressed in a HACCP (hazard analysis critical control points) plan. Risk assessment is more complex and requires the use of more sophisticated data analysis to characterize the risk for a given pathogen/food commodity combination.

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2015 Australian HACCP Conference

18 November 2015
SAI Global: "Now in its twenty-second year, the Australian HACCP Conference is a must-attend event for every food safety professional. This year the conference will be held in Sydney NSW with a new format for the conference and the HACCP Awards.

Presenters will include a range of food safety specialists to share insights and inside information on industry trends, changes and forecasts."

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“Learn from the past, because history has a habit of repeating itself” writes Richard Bennett

What’s the difference between a serious typhoid outbreak in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1964 and the tragic – was it cucumber or sprouts? – E. coli outbreak in Germany in 2011? Not a lot according to this article and the even worse news is that major foodborne illness outbreaks are most likely to happen…

New food safety & technology post by Richard Bennett on the PMA A-NZ Blog . View the full post here: http://ift.tt/1oYx2cq

Image credit: E. coli with flagella by AJ Cann CC BY-SA 2.0