This year has brought nothing but huge changes for the world, especially for the food industry. Shutdowns, new operational models, and re-openings at this scale are new territory for us all. Even the definition of food safety culture has changed from
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced new standards for food safety. The federal regulatory body released a statement on Tuesday, saying that Canada’s food safety system is “meeting regulations that is consistent with international standards.
With hundreds of food inspectors furloughed in the ongoing government shutdown, the Food and Drug Administration has suspended all routine inspections of domestic food processing facilities.
As part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which charged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the US with establishing science-based standards for the safe production and harvesting of produce, two new, draft guidance documents have re
China will accelerate the creation of agricultural standards to improve safety and quality, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Thursday.
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A formal report into last year’s contaminated egg scandal, which led to 3.6 million hens being slaughtered, has slammed egg producers, government inspectors and ministers for failing to put food safety first.
A project that is using nanotechnology to improve food safety and protect the health of vulnerable patients has received a seven-figure funding injection.
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) today reported that 11 Closure Orders and 1 Prohibition Order were served on food businesses during the month of May for breaches of food safety legislation.
Blockchain technology is set to feature strongly at a new Vietnam Food Integrity Centre (FIC), which aims to improve standards in a nation that has been rocked by safety and hygiene scandals in the recent past.
Some experts worry that weakening already overstretched institutions responsible for ensuring food safety in Great Britain will lead to unsafe food as the country prepares to finalize its exit from the European Union.
China will form a powerful new competition and food safety regulator in a bid to ramp up oversight of mergers and acquisitions and price-fixing as the world’s second-largest economy seeks to make policymaking more efficient
Researchers from North Carolina State University have pinpointed new compounds that may be effective in containing the virulence of Listeria, a bacterium that can cause severe food poisoning and death.
The watchdog said consumers needed reassurance that leaving the EU will give them a better deal on issues including food safety and energy bills.
Did you know that spices can contain pathogenic bacteria and filth? The FDA has published the 2017 Risk Profile of Pathogens and Filth in Spices to “describe the nature and extend of the pubic health risk posed by consumption of spices in the U.S.”
The European Dairy Association said that its guidelines were intended to “harmonise and further improve food safety, consumer protection and legal certainty in the Single Market”.
US industry chiefs are pushing for line speeds to be increased so that more animals can be slaughtered per hour. But campaigners say this could exacerbate food safety problems.
Food Safety opinion piece by Felicity Lawrence
As meat products are withdrawn from sale, and cash-strapped councils struggle to enforce standards, the regulatory system is breaking down
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