American restaurant Five Guys renews agreement with software tech CM Systems LLC

U.S – Five Guys, an American fast casual restaurant chain, has renewed its agreement with CM Systems LLC and its ComplianceMate food safety software that automatically tracks key indicators of food safety risk through 2025. Unlike other Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) concepts, Five Guys does not use frozen meat in its burgers. All food is cooked fresh, and the storage of ingredients within Five Guys’ refrigerators is very closely monitored for quality and food safety. “ComplianceMate continues to prove itself to be the best solution for all of our corporate…

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Eagle Protect discovers gloves contamination posing risk to consumers health

U.S – Eagle Protect, the industry leader in glove related cross-contamination research, have found at least 10 different enterotoxigenic strains of Bacillus cereus contamination on new and unused single-use gloves during its independent testing of 26 different brands. These findings are of note because the Bacillus microbe was found responsible for a recent recall of meat products, triggered by testing from the U.S. Department of Defense. Eagle Protect’s findings, combined with the meat recall notice, has prompted the company to issue an urgent warning to the food handling industry on…

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InfinityQS bags ‘Top Software & Technology Provider’ title for 11th time

U.S – InfinityQS International Inc., the leading provider of statistical process control software and services, has announced that it has been named a Top Software & Technology Provider by Food Logistics magazine for the 11th year in a row. Food Logistics is the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product and information through the cold food and beverage supply chain. Formerly known as the FL100+, the annual award list honors software and technology providers who ensure a safe, efficient, and reliable global cold food and beverage supply…

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Consumer Organizations seek to prevent new employee-based inspection system from taking effect

U.S – National food-policy and consumer organizations have filed a motion asking for a federal court to rule on a case involving the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) New Swine Inspection System (NSIS), that they claim greatly undermines the ability of federal inspectors to protect consumers from foodborne illnesses. NSIS has been part of continuous effort by Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to ensure a safe supply of wholesome American pork, according to the National Pork Producers Council. A voluntary program supported by many years of research, NSIS…

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FDA announces Egg Regulatory Program Standards for regulatory organizations

U.S – The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Egg Regulatory Officials (NERO) have announced a new initiative for state egg and egg product regulators entitled the Egg Regulatory Program Standards (ERPS), designed to integrate the regulatory activities of partner agencies into a process for improving egg and egg product safety in the US. The new standards are exclusive to egg and egg product regulatory organizations, not for manufacturers or growers of eggs. The ERPS are comprised of 10 individual standards namely regulatory foundation, training program, inspection…

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Lightsense Technology partners with Pure Norwegian Seafood to develop pathogen detection tech

U.S – Lightsense Technology, a pioneer in developing multi-spectroscopic solutions to address critical problems in public health as well as food safety and quality assurance in the food supply chain has partnered with Pure Norwegian Seafood to develop multi-spectral instruments based on Lightsense’s patented Enhanced Photodetection Spectroscopy (EPS) technology for detection of bacterial pathogens in salmon processing. Pure Norwegian Seafood AS is a leader in the aquaculture farming of Atlantic Salmon in Norway. The company has long been a Label-Rouge certified supplier to the French market and has also been…

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International Fresh Produce Association appoints new food safety leaders

U.S – In order to bolster its support team and improve food safety in the produce sector, the newly formed International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA), has tapped Gretchen Wall as its Director, Food Safety and Quality, and promoted Dr. Emily Griep to Vice President, Regulatory Compliance and Global Food Safety Standards. IFPA is the global trade association representing the fresh produce and floral supply chains. It is a new association formed under the leadership of the two previous fresh produce and floral associations, United Fresh Produce Association and Produce Marketing…

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TeamViewer, NSF International join hands to digitalize food industry

U.S – TeamViewer, a leading global provider of remote connectivity and workplace digitalization solutions, has announced a new commercial agreement with NSF International Food Safety, LLC, a global public health and safety organization to digitalize the food industry. The companies have partnered to fast-track the growth of wearable software EyeSucceed, a powerful augmented reality (AR) application based on TeamViewer’s enterprise AR platform Frontline. EyeSucceed has the ability to digitalize processes and address critical challenges in the food industry. It launched in 2015 as an internal innovation project within NSF, based…

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Center for Produce Safety receives funding from California’s citrus producers

U.S – Citrus producers from across California are making a collective US$500,000 contribution to Center for Produce Safety’s (CPS) research capital campaign to fund produce-specific food safety research. Their funds will support CPS’s work to identify industry’s top produce safety questions, call on researchers to answer them, then transfer learnings to industry, government, public health and other stakeholders. When asked what motivated Sunkist to support Center for Produce Safety, President and CEO Jim Phillips pointed to his company’s history of leadership. “As the longest-standing agricultural cooperative in the nation, it’s…

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FDA publishes new interactive Reportable Food Registry database

U.S – The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a new, interactive public data dashboard that allows anyone to view historical data from the Reportable Food Registry (RFR), an electronic portal for Industry to report when there is reasonable probability that an article of food will cause serious adverse health consequences. The Registry helps the FDA better protect the public’s health by tracking patterns and targeting inspections. “The RFR program helps our state and local partners better determine when to issue health alerts, take steps to remove harmful…

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