Processors including Rodda's Creamery and Anglesey Sea Salt have welcomed the British Geographical Indications (GI) scheme launched by the Government to help safeguard provenance and replace the EU system post-Brexit.
The coronavirus pandemic has slashed local authority food safety staff numbers, which were already significantly below where they needed to be, according to Food Standards Agency (FSA) chief executive Emily Miles.
Food Manufacture's free-to-access Food Safety Briefing webinar, which covers topics ranging from food fraud and detection and inspection to allergen and pathogen management, goes live in just two days.
Even technical experts sometimes confuse validations with verifications, but both are crucial aspects of food safety processes, as is the 'worst-case scenario' approach, argues Chris Thompson, technical manager at Vestey Foods UK.
The British Standards Institute (BSI) has launched a Food Assurance Kitemark to help tackle food fraud and provide a way to communicate product credentials including food authenticity and provenance to consumers.