Arizona LGMA updates food safety requirements for 2022-2023 growing season

U.S – The Arizona Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (Arizona LGMA) Food Safety Committee has signed off multiple modifications to the food safety requirements that all members are required to stick to. In November, when harvest for the 2022–2023 growing season begins, Arizona Department of Food and Agriculture auditors will start confirming compliance with the rules, which took effect on September…

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Compliance with FDA Food Code key to mitigating norovirus in restaurants

U.S – A study on mitigating the risk of contracting norovirus from the consumption of foods prepared in food service establishments has revealed that full compliance with FDA Food Code recommendations for hand hygiene and the exclusion of ill food employees from the workplace have the largest impact. The study, conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration used an…

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Committee finalizes review of Northern Ireland Beef and Lamb Farm Quality Assurance Scheme

IRELAND – The Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC), under the guidance of the FQAS Standard Setting Committee, has finalized the review of the Northern Ireland Beef and Lamb Farm Quality Assurance Scheme (NIBL FQAS) expected to take effect from November 1, 2022. The formal review process, which began last autumn, saw the committee complete a root and branch review of…

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Air Products develops digital intelligence tool to enhance freezing efficacy

U.S – Air Products, a provider of industrial gas, has introduced a new digital intelligence solution that enables food companies to remotely monitor and manage their freezers, increasing productivity and minimizing product loss. Food manufacturers can now have more understanding of the cryogenic freezing process thanks to Air Products Smart Technologies’ (APST) usage of sensor and wireless communications technology. Production…

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FSSAI launches Food Safety and Standards (Labelling and Display) amendments

INDIA – The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has launched the Food Safety and Standards (Labelling and Display) First Amendment Regulations, 2022, which establish standards for product shelf life and nutritional information. The amendment stipulates that cholesterol content must only be disclosed for products containing fats of animal origin and when total fat content is greater than…

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GFSI recognizes Equitable Food Initiative’s food safety certification

U.S – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) has acknowledged Equitable Food Initiative’s food safety certification, making it the only fresh produce certification that satisfies multiple retail requirements in a single audit. Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) is a nonprofit certification and worker training program for fresh produce that brings together growers, farm workers, retailers and consumers to transform agriculture and…

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ISO holds annual meeting in Abu Dhabi

UAE – The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is holding the largest international gathering for standards in its first in-person Annual Meeting in more than two years, centered around the theme “collaboration for good”. The world’s top leaders from standards, business, civil society, academia and media are attending the meeting in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), hosted by the…

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Neogen debuts quantitative Cashew ELISA test with great sensitivity

U.S – Neogen Corporation has introduced a new quantitative assay for detecting cashew allergens in products, just a few months after it debuted one for peanut allergens. The second assay in Neogen’s new Veratox VIP line of enhanced quantitative ELISA products, Veratox VIP for Cashew allergen test demonstrates robust performance across sample types, while maintaining the simple testing methodology of…

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Anyong Biotechnology employs award-winning technology to maintain seafood integrity

TAIWAN – Anyong Biotechnology, world-class aquatic food processing company, has employed  a freshness preservation technology known as Cells Alive System (CAS), in the pursuit of longer storage periods for seafood. Originally a medical-grade technology for freezing stem cells, Anyong says CAS is highly praised for its ability to preserve the freshness of ingredients while maintaining the nutritive value and taste…

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Unified’s IoT Service enables restaurants to automate and optimize operations

U.S – Unified Office, a leading provider of SDN-based, hybrid cloud, managed, Voice-over-IP (VoIP) and Unified Communications services has launched a new sensor-based Industrial IoT service for restaurants and other Small and Medium Sized Businesses (SMBs). The ‘Total Connect NowSMOperational Performance SuiteTM (TCNOPSTM)’ helps restaurants to intelligently automate and optimize infrastructure, food safety, operational efficiencies, and compliance controls. TCNOPSTM real-time…

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