Updates

China reports further food-related coronavirus findings

By: Roisin Keane  Date: November 19, 2020

China continues to report the presence of coronavirus on imported food products and packaging. Recent reports include detection of coronavirus on packages of shrimp from Saudi Arabia, fish from India, beef from Brazil and Argentina, and pork from Germany. The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) said infection via pork is unlikely based on […]

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Research records rise in global concern about food safety

By: Roisin Keane  Date: November 19, 2020

An annual survey has recorded an increase in global anxiety about food safety and future food supplies. The U.S. was one of nine countries involved in the research. The 13th edition of the Tetra Pak Index has seen a 10 percent increase in concern about food safety and future food supplies, with 40 percent of […]

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October Enforcement Orders

By: Roisin Keane  Date: November 11, 2020

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has reported that five Closure Orders were served on food businesses during the month of October for breaches of food safety legislation, pursuant to the FSAI Act, 1998. The Enforcement Orders were issued by environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive (HSE). Five Closure Orders were served […]

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Food Safety Culture Becoming the Law

By: Roisin Keane  Date: October 29, 2020

The European Commission has proposed some addition to the regulation on the hygiene of foodstuffs (Regulation 852/2004). One aspect of the changes to the regulation will be a requirement for the adoption of the concept of a “food safety culture” within all food businesses. This concept has gained momentum in recent years and was adopted […]

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Make food safety consumer-focused

By: Roisin Keane  Date: October 22, 2020

This year’s Food Safety Summit featured Will Daniels with a keynote presentation titled “Back to Basics: Consumer-Focused Food Safety.” Daniels is currently president of the produce division at IEH, where he oversees lab and consulting services for the produce industry. Daniels previously worked as the chief food integrity officer at Earthbound Farms, where he was […]

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Survey identifies main food safety concerns for consumers

By: Roisin Keane  Date: September 24, 2020

Six in 10 people said they would never go to a restaurant again if they contracted a foodborne illness while eating there, according to a survey. Surveyed consumers said their top food safety concerns included restaurant kitchen and wait staff hygiene, foodborne outbreaks, illness from contaminated food, and recalls. Findings come from the food safety […]

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FoodTrace Awareness Week 2020

By: Food Safety Team  Date: September 21, 2020

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Report into international foodborne disease rates published

By: Roisin Keane  Date: August 4, 2020

A report published by the FSA has found it is not possible to compare foodborne disease rates effectively between countries. This is due to the hugely different methodologies and recording systems employed. Researchers compared the ways different countries estimate how many people suffer from food poisoning each year, in an effort to determine whether these […]

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