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Food Resources

LRQA Training Services Video

This video highlights the benefits of LRQA Business Assurance training services, including how they help organizations around the world improve their performance and reduce their risk.

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IFSQN release documentation package to support BRC/IOP Packaing and Packaging Materials Standard

IFSQN has released a comprehensive documentation package for companies seeking to implement a Technical Management System to meet the requirements of the BRC / IOP Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials.

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72% of Americans want changes to produce safety activities

72% of Americans want the federal government to establish new safety standards for the growing, harvesting, processing and distribution of fresh fruits and vegetables even if they increase costs, according to a national survey commissioned by the Produce Safety Project (PSP).
“Consumers don’t want the produce section of their grocery stores to be casinos where they roll the dice on their family’s health and safety,” said Jim O’Hara, PSP director.

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Coca-Cola Enterprises releases 3rd CRS Report

Coca-Cola Enterprises (NYSE:CCE), the world’s largest marketer, distributor, and producer of Coca-Cola products, has published its third company-wide Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CRS) Report, Shape Tomorrow…Today.

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WRAP Food Waste Report

In the UK we throw away 6.7 million tonnes of food every year, roughly a third of everything we buy.
This ground-breaking report was launched on 8 May 2008.
It provides, for the first time, an objective assessment of the amounts and types of food we buy but don’t eat.
It is a call to action for government, retailers, food manufacturers, NGOs and all of us, in our role as consumers, to reduce the food we waste.

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Check-out carbon: the role of carbon labelling in delivering a low-carbon shopping basket

Check-out Carbon, published by sustainable development charity Forum for the Future, also reveals that 77 per cent of consumers want the government to set higher environmental product standards.

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Forum for the Future’s new report: Check out Carbon

Forum for the Future’s new report, sponsored by Lloyd’s Register, entitled Check-out Carbon, released.

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Is local food safer?

Is local food safer? A new report from the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University suggests that US consumers believe that local food is safer than that from further afield.

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Supply chain traceability: ISO 22005:2007

Supply chain traceability: ISO 22005:2007 ISO 22005:2007, published in the summer of 2007, sets out the requirements for standardised food and feed traceability — from grower to animals, and from farmers to shop shelves.

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The YouTube! ISO14001 video

For those of you who haven’t seen it, ISO has put a promotional video on YouTube! The video is an overview of the environmental management standard, ISO 14001, and has over 5,400 downloads so far!
Further, there are supply chain videos on YouTube!, including this promotional video from Cisco and Ford, as well as Food Safety videos, including this one on Food Safety and China.

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Technical Committee Guide to ISO 22000

September 2007 GFSI Technical Committee Position Paper on ISO 22000

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Food Legislation

Links to food legislation from around the world.

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Growers and Grocers

The Growers and Grocers is part of The Well Fed Network which is  a compilation of blogs focused on informed, high quality, food and wine-based content.

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