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Food Hygiene

Shocking hygiene statistics

The Hygiene Council have issued some shocking facts from a swabbing study of 140 homes in seven countries in a recent report on their website. The Hygiene Council is a…

BRC Global Standards

Major US recall of hard boiled eggs

The FDA has reported a major recall of specific lot dates of hard cooked eggs in brine, sold to distributors and manufacturers, after laboratory tests confirmed the presence of Listeria…

BRC Global Standards

BRC Global Standards Global Food Safety Standard Issue 6 Guidelines

Users of the BRC Global Standards Global Standard for Food Safety, now in its 6th issue, will be very pleased to note the publication of the official guidelinesĀ from TSO online….

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Salmonella cases march on

The EFSA update reports that the Salmonella stanley outbreak affecting several EU countries is quite possibly linked to the turkey production chain, but that other meat sources cannot be ruled…

BRC Global Standards

Salmonella in cantaloupe melons

Following the earlier outbreak from Listeria in cantaloupe melons there is now an outbreak from Salmonella typhimurium also linked to cantaloupe melon according to a report in Just-Food. This has…

BRC Global Standards

BRC Global Standards Issue 6 Guidance – Part 8 – Process Control

Section 6 – Process Control Control of operations (6.1) has been reworded to ensure that the production process is managed through recipes and process specifications to control not only product…

Food Hygiene

Food Safety during the Olympics

With the Olympics just around the corner the Food Standards Agency have launched a campaign and some useful sources of information about their role and the role of caterers to…

BRC Global Standards

BRC Global Standards Issue 6 Guidance – Part 7 – Product Control

For this post we will look at the requirements and changes within section 5 of Issue 6 of the BRC Global Standards Global Food Safety Standard. Section 5 – Product…

Food Hygiene

Food Hygiene Rating Scheme – a milestone reached

The Food Standards Agency has reported a flurry of activity by the local authorities across England which has resulted in the milestone of more than 250 local authorities joining this…