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Botulism outbreak in France

The Food Standards Agency is reporting on an outbreak from pastes contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, the bacterium behind the deadly botulism disease. The product has not been distributed within the…

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Stomach Upsets

The results of some very interesting research has just been released by the Food Standards Agency. The study looked at the impact of all cases of Infectious Intestinal Disease (IID),…

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Food Standards Agency report – Food safety behaviours in the home

The Food Standards Agency has released the final report called Food Safety behaviours in the home. This lengthy report makes fairly grim reading overall concerning people’s awareness of food safety…

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New – BRC Global Standards Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 6 Update

We are pleased to announce that we are offering a new course: The 1 day BRC Global Standards Global Standard for Food Safety Update course is recommended for those processors…

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And now India gets tough!

Food Quality news.com also reports that India’s new Food Safety and Standards Act will provide a mechanism for consumers to lodge complaints for prosecution against food adulteration. The new act…

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China gets tough on food safety

Some may say that, at last, and after the recent incidents that have damaged its food industry’s reputation with food incidents such as the melamine in powdered milk debacle, China…

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Food Hygiene Ratings Scheme

South Bucks is the latest local authority to roll out the scheme. 115000 food hygiene ratings are now available at food.gov.uk/ratings. Check out where you eat!

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New Salmonella outbreak – Ground turkey U.S.A.

Just as the E. coli outbreak in Germany is over, just-food ( http://www.just-food.com/  )is reporting an outbreak of salmonella in the US which has killed one person and made another 70…

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BRC Global Standards Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 6

Issue 6 is now published and audits will commence from January 2012. The emphasis has shifted somewhat from the emphasis in Issue 5 to audit paperwork (systems and procedures) to…