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Do secondary standards make our food safer?In a panel discussion, five food chain experts tried to answer this question. Food safety, however, is only one aspect of the complexity of private standards.“As consumers, we all expect that the food we pick off the shelf will be safe,” said Stephen Humphreys of Bayer UK, who acted as moderator, at the.....
Romaine lettuce linked to E. coli cases in Quebec and Canadian MaritimesThe Montreal Gazette reports on the Public Health Agency of Canada urging consumers to use caution when preparing romaine lettuce in the wake of more than 20 cases of E. coli infections in three provinces, including Quebec.Most of the 13 cases were recorded in Newfoundland and Labrador; five occurred in New.....
US (IN): Purdue Extension provides Produce Safety Rule trainingDuring 2018, the Purdue Extension produce safety training team will provide training for growers, packers, processors and sellers of fresh produce. Training sessions will be held at seven locations throughout Indiana in 2018 to help companies and individuals meet the requirements of the Food Safety.....
USDA awards $24M in grants towards increasing food safetyThe U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced support for research, education, and extension projects that promote a safe, nutritious food supply. The funding is made possible through NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI).....
Russian food quality watchdog lifts export restrictions Belarusian companiesAccording to a belTA article, as of 4 December, the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance of Russia (Rosselkhoznadzor) lifted temporary restrictions on shipments of fruits and vegetables from three Belarusian companies.The restrictions had been introduced on 10 November 2017. After.....
Global ID acquires Italian provider of organic and food safety certificationsThe Global ID Group, a market platform dedicated to providing food safety and food quality solutions, today announced that it has acquired Bioagricert, a certification and control body company based in Bologna, Italy. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.Founded in 1984, Bioagricert provides.....
New research looks at impact on farmers and foodborne illnesses