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Food Standards

LRQA amongst first to be UKAS accredited for FSSC 22000

LRQA is proud to announce that they are now accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) for FSSC 22000 the global food safety standard.

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Only one in three Americans feels the food they buy is safe

Washington-based Make Our Food Safe sites a CBS News series poll that found only one in three Americans feels the food they buy is safe.

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LRQA Food Safety Webinar, Parts 5-8 Video Files

The recent LRQA Food Safety Webinar is now available in smaller segments, starting with the opening session, “Food Safety Issue and Standards” being broken down into 8 individual video files. This post contains 5-8. Click on any of the images below to view that section of the webinar. Here is also the link to sections 1-4 .

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LRQA Food Safety Webinar now available

The July 1st Food Safety Webinar from LRQA is now available for listening, viewing and downloading.
The entire session is available as a recorded Webex here.
You can also view the webinar in parts with each of the sections being uploaded individually. The first sections will be uploaded tomorrow, covering all of the opening session, “Food Safety Issues and Standards.”

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Business Assurance Thought and Link of the Day, March 31st, 2009: Food Safety

Todays thought and link of the day both refer to a new report, Keeping America’s Food Safe.

Only one percent of imported foods are currently inspected, even though approximately 60 percent of fresh fruits and vegetables and 75 percent of seafood Americans consume is imported.

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A new international standard for traceability

ISO 22005 is the new international standard for traceability in the food and feed supply chain. Traceability is a must throughout the whole feed and food supply chain, in particular as a part of the emergency management process when quality or food safety problems with raw materials or finished products occur. When an organisation is able to rapidly trace back ingredients or finished products, risks and costs involved with quality and food safety defects will be reduced. The standard is part of the ISO 22000 family and it provides tools to implement an effective traceability system as part of a food safety / quality management system.

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German Corporate Partnership sets out to answer, “What does sustainable production actually mean?”

This Food and Drink Europe article talks about the new set of criteria and standards for sustainable fruit and veg production that BASF Corporation is developing for German supermarket chain Rewe. Named Crop Protection, the new standards aim to give sustainability assurances throughout the food chain, right through to consumers.

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Bolstering Consumer Confidence: Identifying Third Party Food Safety Audit Criteria

While the United States enjoys the safest, most abundant food supply in the world, some consumers are questioning this fact in the wake of recent meat, produce and processed food recalls. Bolstering consumer confidence is the responsibility of every stakeholder in the value chain.

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ISO standards contribute to meeting World Food Day 2008 challenge

World Food Day 2008 addresses what has been categorised by many as one of the greatest challenges of our time: climate change and its impact on food security.

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New venture aims to ensure safety of Chinese exports

Set up by experts from the Oregon state department of agriculture, the China-US Peace Food Inspection Centre will offer third party sampling, testing and certification of agricultural and fishery products so that they meet standards required by the US Food and Drug Administration.

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Codex adopts 35 international food standards

Thirty-five new international food standards were adopted during last week’s 31st session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, including guidelines on the use of flavourings and gluten-free products.

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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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Food Safety Guidelines put more pressure on food processors

The global sourcing of ingredients and products along with recent factory recalls has led to increased calls from consumers for more rigorous safety programmes and close monitoring of suppliers

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Introduction to ISO 22000

http://22000-tools.com/what-is-iso-22000.html

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National Food Event in the Netherlands

LRQA will be present at the event with a stand and Cor Groenveld will deliver a presentation on the subject “Food Standards: current situation and future developments”. This presentation will not only cover food safety and quality, but also sustainability, security and supply chain assurance.

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Food Safety top of the agenda for UK Food Standards Agency

The UK FSA is set to discuss a report on food safety issues at their next meeting.

The report includes progress made in certain areas of food safety, while raising a red flag concerning foodbourne illnesses.

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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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British Retail Consortium

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) created the global standard – food to establish a single common standard for the evaluation of companies supplying retailer branded foods. It has been developed to assist retailers in fulfilling legal obligations and to ensure the highest level of client protection. Although developed in the UK, the standard is acknowledged [...]

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ISO 22000:2005

This is an international standard for Food Safety Management Systems where an organization in the food chain needs to manage food safety hazards and risks in order to ensure that food is safe at the time of human consumption. Clients will be confident when they see that you have it and large food producers are [...]

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OHSAS 18001

The standard which provides a systematic approach to identifying hazards, and then either eliminating the hazards or reducing their risks.

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ISO 9001:2000

The internationally recognised quality management system standard, that gives you improved product, process and service quality and can increase customer satisfaction leve

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ISO 14000

ISO 14000 is a family of international management standards (includes ISO 14001) concerned with environmental management.

They encompass what an organisation does to minimise harmful environmental effects of its activities, and require continuous improvement of environmental performance.

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