Food Safety

Uncertainty still surrounds COVID-19's affect on food safety, according to RQA

COVID-19 creates food safety challenges

By James Ridler

The COVID-19 pandemic has failed to impact food safety, but uncertainty still surrounds its effect on food safety culture and fraud, according to management consultancy RQA Group.

Concerns over toxic metal in baby's milk have sparked the creation of a new report on detection systems

New report offers toxic metal detection advice

By James Ridler

A new report detailing strategies for quickly detecting and reducing levels of toxic metals in food and beverages has been published by research support services provider PreScouter.

Sanderson: 'Transforming transparency into genuine traceability'

Food safety opinion

Innovation and creativity love crises and constraints

By Rick Sanderson

“Crises present us with unique conditions that allow innovators to think and move more freely to create rapid, impactful change,” as Larry Clark, managing director, Global Learning Solutions, Harvard Business Publishing once said.

Sanderson: 'The rate of increase in recorded incidences, with the last quarter of 2020 increasing by a staggering 38%, is proof if it were needed that we have an ideal climate for fraud'

Opinion

Challenges of 2020 create an 'ideal climate' for food fraud

By Rick Sanderson

Rick Sanderson (pictured), business development director at Food Forensics, discusses the increased threat of food fraud created by the challenges of 2020 and what food firms can do to mitigate the damage to their businesses.

Severe allergic reactions were thrust into the spotlight following the consultation into Natasha Ednan-Laperouse's death

Calls renewed for register of severe allergic reactions

By James Ridler

The creation of a national register to record severe allergic reactions to food could speed up investigations into similar incidents and help prevent future cases, according to the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH).

Detection and inspection systems have had to adapt to the challenges of COVID-19 and drastically increased workflows

Detection and inspection

Detection and inspection: food safety tech in a COVID world

By James Ridler

The world has changed a lot over the course of a year. From the way we work to how products reach consumers, every part of the food and drink industry has felt some impact from COVID-19 and subsequent lockdowns enforced to help contain its spread.

Unlabeled allergens, salmonella contamination and chocking hazards all sparked recalls in December

December food recall roundup

By James Ridler

Christmas crackers, protein balls and jelly cups were just some of the products recalled by food and drink firms over the Christmas period.

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