Regulatory

 

Maggi Noodles safe in UK

Test results from samples of Maggi Noodles in the UK reveal that levels of lead in the product are well within EU permissible levels and would not be a concern to consumers, says the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

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BRC goes from strength to strength

More than 3,000 organisations from over 120 countries have achieved certification to the BRC Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials, which can be used by any manufacturer producing packaging materials for all types of products – from food to consumer products.

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Damage control

In the same week that Nestle announced plans to destroy more than $50 million (£32 million) worth of its Maggi noodles, after India’s food safety regulator found the product contains unsafe levels of lead, the presence of a strain of superbug MRSA in UK supermarket pork was also making headlines.

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Food recalls drop in Q1

Product recall specialist Stericycle ExpertSolutions has reported that recalls and notifications have decreased in the first quarter of 2015, due to heightened recall awareness and significant efforts to improve product safety. The findings come as the company publishes its quarterly European Recall and Notification Index, which is based on data from the EU’s Rapex and Rasff […]

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Revised ISO 22000 expected in 2017

Since the first publication of ISO 22000 on food safety management in 2005, players in the food chain – including manufacturers, consumers and governments – have been facing new food safety requirements, spurring a need for the standard to be revised.

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Complex food chain increases risks

WHO/Europe has estimated that levels of foodborne disease are much higher than currently reported, underlining the need for improved collaboration among sectors to lower the health risks associated with unsafe food. “The fact that we significantly underestimate how many people become ill from chemicals in the food chain and from common microorganisms such as salmonella […]

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Hear, hear!

International Noise Awareness Day, which aims to raise awareness of noise on the welfare and health of people, took place last week on April 29th – which means my recent day out with safety company Arco was well timed. The company was holding a Meet the Experts open day for its customers and members of […]

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BRC publishes annual safety report

BRC Global Standards has published the second edition of its annual report Food Safety – A Global View. Each year, BRC Global Standards collects vast amounts of data and information during food safety audits. In 2014, it conducted audits in 120 countries covering over 17,000 food sites. This year, the company has adopted a slightly […]

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