Food Safety

Women are more likely than men to have concerns over food safety and food issues in general, says the report.

Sugar tops UK food concerns

By Niamh Michail

The amount of sugar in food is the top food concern for UK consumers, according to a Food Standards Agency survey.

OSI Group processes a wide variety of raw and cooked protein products for retail and foodservice customers.

Former USDA official brings regulatory expertise

OSI Group taps Kenneth Petersen to oversee QA, food safety

By Heidi Parsons

In a move to regroup after a year in which it was dogged by food safety challenges, global protein supplier OSI Group has hired Dr. Kenneth Petersen to head up its quality assurance and food safety team.

Mars is recalling a range of drinks on fears they may have become contaminated with a bacteria that causes food poisoning

Mars drinks recalled on bacteria fears

By Michael Stones

Mars Chocolate Drinks is recalling some of its products, after fears they may have become contaminated with a bacteria that causes food poisoning.

Recycled PET from Phoenix Technologies has received the go-ahead from the EFSA to be used in food packaging.

EFSA gives recycled PET a thumbs up

By Jenni Spinner

Phoenix Technologies has received approval from the EFSA for its recycled PET technology to be used in food packaging.

3M’s Petrifilm 30th anniversary

3M’s Petrifilm celebrates 30th anniversary

Food safety is increasing in China and India

By Jenny Eagle

The awareness of food safety in general is increasing, especially in developing countries, according to 3M.

Yves Rey of Danone France says the industry must unite to tackle food safety and security concerns.


Danone: How will we feed 9bn people?

By Jenni Spinner

A Danone France leader says providing a growing planet with a safe, sufficient food supply down the road is a challenge the industry must meet now.

A look at High Pressure Processing (HPP)

Meeting the demands for all-natural foods and beverages

By Manny Picciola, managing director, L.E.K. Consulting

Consumers have long held a desire for fresh, all-natural foods and beverages. Quality and safety are among the most important factors for the modern-day shopper.

The FREDi Training and Compliance Center offers free, online food safety education.

Free food safety training

Succeed Management Solutions and the Northwest Food Processors Association have teamed to launch a free, web-based tool to arm food professionals with valuable safety training.

EFSA and BPA : It begins

BPA consultation launched by EFSA

By Joseph James Whitworth

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has launched a consultation on the draft opinion of consumer exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) with a comment deadline of September.  

Bosch emphasizes packaging role in food safety

Bosch on hygienic trends in packaging

Bosch emphasizes packaging role in food safety

In this special guest article, Bosch Packaging Technology tells about hygienic packaging and how it can help manufacturers achieve safety standards, avoid downtime and solidify brand loyalty.

Beverage plant cleaning practices ‘may not change’ under FSMA: FDA


Beverage plant cleaning practices ‘may not change’ under FSMA, says FDA


Cleaning practices at US beverage manufacturing plants 'may not change' following the full implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), but paperwork documenting these measures is likely to pile up, the Food and Drug Administration...

‘Agro-terrorism: One of the greatest terrorist threats we face’: Prof


‘Agro-terrorism: One of the greatest terrorist threats we face’ – Professor


Top public health professor David Dausey warns that increasing global supply chain complexity carries with it a greater risk of product contamination, with potentially disastrous results for dairy brands and public health, and a growing need to ensure...

FSIS updates food safety research priorities

US food safety research priorities updated

By Rod Addy

Food safety research priorities for meat, poultry and egg products have been updated by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

Food Safety Crucial As Hurricane Sandy Approaches, says USDA

USDA issues Hurricane Sandy food safety warning

The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has urged people to take immediate steps to ensure their food is kept safe as Hurricane Sandy approaches.

Fons Schmid, chairman of FSSC board of stakeholders


FSSC 22000 poised for explosive growth, predicts chief

By Rory Harrington

The food safety management scheme FSSC 22000 is set for explosive growth over the next three years as increasing numbers of major food processors and retailers switch to using the system, said the organisation’s chief Fons Schmid.

Local food doesn’t mean safe food

Local food doesn’t mean safe food

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

All food, if not properly handled, has the potential to cause foodborne illness – so why does local food get special legislative treatment?


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