Focus Brands International goes remote in auditing

U.S – Focus Brands International, a division of Focus Brands LLC, a leading developer of global multi-channel foodservice brands, has contracted RizePoint, a technology leader in food safety, quality management, and compliance, to develop a new remote auditing program for its brands’ franchised locations. RizePoint developed the program on their Quality Management Platform, allowing Focus Brands International to schedule and…

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Officials in Kerala India shut down over 200 hotels citing unhygienic practices

INDIA – The government of India has shut down over 200 hotels and seized large quantities of stale meat and fish in a week-long operation across the north Kerala state, following the death of a 16-year-old girl after consuming stale shawarma. “During the drive, over 500 kg stale meat and 6,000 kg fish laced with chemicals was seized in the…

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NAFDAC warns Nigerians on product with undeclared allergens

NIGERIA – The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has alerted Nigerians about Van Law Food Products which is said to contain some undeclared allergies. Adeyeye said in the alert that Van Law Food Products, an Incorporation of Fullerton, California is issuing a voluntary recall of Whole Foods Market 365 Organic Creamy Caesar Dressing because it…

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Center for Produce Safety receives US$ 500,000 funding to facilitate food safety research

U.S – The Center for Produce Safety (CPS), a non-profit that provides the produce industry with information on enhancing the safety of fresh fruits and vegetables, has received funding to facilitate science-based food safety research for the fresh produce industry. Value-added salad leader Fresh Express announced it has contributed US$ 500,000 to the project. The donation was motivated by the…

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