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Food safety and quality control regulation, worker safety incidents and legislation updates

Regulation and safety

This is the place to stay up to date with what's happening in food regulation, legislation and worker safety. Worker injury and safety cases, updates on all things Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) act related and ammonia, carbon monoxide or other potentially hazardous substances leaking or spilling can be read under this tab. 

India

20% of Kerala foods found to be adulterated

Official data has shown that one fifth of all packed food items sold in the southern state of Kerala are either adulterated or misbranded.

GAO argues again that the US should unite the 19 agencies that oversee food safety under one system

Citing an uptick in multi-state foodborne illness outbreaks and their high cost to consumers and manufacturers alike, the Government Accountability Office reiterates its 40-year argument for a single, unified food...

China direct

Watchdog revises standards, begins regulatory process for online sales

Beijing was a hive of activity last week as regulators revised standards on an extensive range of food lines, and released draft regulations on online food services for public comment.

Saputo is the latest company to recall cheese from supplier Deutsch Käse Haus

Dairy processor and producer, Saputo, has issued a recall of certain cheese products after being notified by its supplier, Deutsch Käse Haus, that some specialty Gouda cheese may have been...

Registrar Corp: FDA removes ‘thousands’ of facility registrations from database

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has removed ‘thousands’ of facility registrations from its database, according to Registrar Corp.

News focus

False Salmonella information, Moldovan support and dairy seizures

FoodQualityNews understands our readers are global and speak many languages so we are trialling a monthly round-up from food safety agencies wider than the English-speaking ones.

ISO forms committee to create uniform traceability

An ISO project committee has been formed to develop a uniform traceability standard.

Insects, a human nail and cigarette in food make list of advice line calls

A live insect in a packaged dessert; a human nail in a takeaway and a cigarette butt in a bag of chips were examples of calls to the Food Safety...

News in brief

PURE seeks USDA permission to begin in-plant poultry trials

PURE Bioscience has been backed by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to trial higher concentrations of its antimicrobial to reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter.

Product recall insurance: Are you to speed? Lessons from Heinz v Starr

GUEST ARTICLE: Beware the rescission defense: The importance of the policy application in product contamination insurance policies

Are you confident your product recall insurance policy will pay out, should the worst happen, and you need to make a claim?

Clean label cull: French supermarket cuts 90 'controversial' substances from private label products

French supermarket Super U has pledged to remove or reduce 90 “controversial” substances from its private label range, including palm oil, aspartame, monosodium glutamate, bisphenol A and fructose-glucose syrup, citing...

News in brief

EMD Millipore settles Clean Water Act violations

EMD Millipore Corp will pay $385,000 to settle alleged violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA).

Three dead in Packaging Corporation of America paper mill explosion

Three men died and six workers were injured after an explosion at a paper mill owned by Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) on Wednesday (February 8).

News in brief

Australia and Bangladesh discuss food safety standards

Australia has provided insights into standard setting to Bangladesh which is working on its food safety system.

European Commission launches public consultation on Common Agricultural Policy

The EU commissioner for agriculture has called for all stakeholders in the European food and agriculture industry, and the public, to collaborate on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy...

Could Brexit trigger a race to the bottom for Britain's food safety & quality?

As the UK government's white paper on Brexit calls for "frictionless trade", the National Farmers' Union has spoken out in favour of a level playing field with new trade partners,...

Co-op recalls chocolate Easter bunny due to tampering

Co-op is recalling all date codes of a chocolate Easter product due to alleged tampering.

Safe Food Coalition condemns President Trump’s ‘bean counting standard’

The Safe Food Coalition has condemned an executive order signed by President Trump calling it a ‘bean counting standard’.

Consumer food safety education must be reinforced to ‘reap the rewards’ of FSMA, FDA official says

As the deadlines for regulations painstakingly developed under the Food Safety Modernization Act begin to go into effect, compliance by producers, suppliers and manufacturers alone will not be enough to...

News in brief

'Just because it hasn’t doesn’t mean it can’t' - WHO on avian influenza

Vigilance on avian influenza has been urged by the World Health Organization (WHO) which said just because there are no human cases in European countries so far does not mean...

News in brief

BioMerieux issues recall due to potential inaccurate test results

BioMerieux has expanded a recall due to a problem with the magnetic silica (MagSil) component.

Pressure and confusion builds over free range egg labelling

Poultry in Europe is being kept indoors to prevent the spread of bird flu, after 12 weeks all hens will no longer be free range; what, if anything, can the...

News in brief

Ruparel Foods: Previously, only 1 in 8 rejected nuts were bad

Ruparel Foods has said only one in eight nuts rejected by its previous sorting systems were actually bad, prompting a move to machines from Tomra Sorting Food.

Trade MEPs give green light to Canada-EU trade deal CETA

The EU Trade Committee (INTA) has approved the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) this morning, marking a major step toward the deal between EU and Canada becoming reality.

Sprout firms get FDA help to meet Produce Safety Rule

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published guidance for firms that work with sprouts to meet standards set by the Produce Safety Rule.

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