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Posts from the ‘Distribution Chain’ Category

AU: Making sure floors meet HACCP Standard

foodmag.com.au: Putting in place an effective Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) food safety management plan has become a central priority for any facility involved in the production, processing or storage of food and beverage produce.

This preventive risk assessment system ensures that all food safety hazards are assessed and that appropriate controls are put in place to eliminate or reduce contamination.

Read the full article at the Food & Beverage magazine website

NZ: Putting trust in blockchain

NZ Herald: Kiwi companies are developing and using cutting-edge technologies to ensure their food products are trusted within a discerning Chinese market where millennials are extensively researching brands before making purchases.

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AU: Country of Origin labelling – how to get it right

Food & Beverage: Do you have a country of origin label on your food? Do you have “Made in Australia” or something similar on your packaging? Or is your food product imported? You need to be aware that as of 1 July 2016, new laws were introduced requiring a lot more information to be included on food packaging. There is a two-year transition period before the laws become mandatory.

Read the full article at the foodmag.com.au

NL: “Turning point in use of laser technology almost reached”

Fresh Plaza: The laser technology for fruit and vegetables has more and more product applications. The cost price of lasering fresh produce is now equal to the use of stickers or plastic packaging.

US: FDA: Voluntary importer program will benefit importers and agency

The Packer: Seeing benefits for both the agency and for importers, officials at the Food and Drug Administration expect to soon begin accepting applications for the Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP). The program is voluntary and fee-based, to allow for quicker reviews and importation of foods into the U.S. for approved applicants who achieve and maintain a high level of control over the safety and security of their supply chains.

Read the full article at The Packer

AU: Setting the standard in traceability

Food & Beverage: Food safety scares and product recalls are unfortunate facts of life in the food sector. GS1 Australia provides the standards to enable organisations to effectively keep track of where our food comes from and help implement recalls quickly and efficiently.

Read the full article at foodmag.com.au

UK: Unilever teams with big banks on blockchain for supply chain

greenbiz.com: Over the summer, more than a dozen food companies and retailers — including Walmart, Nestle and Tyson Foods, and motivated by tech giant IBM — formed a consortium dedicated to using blockchain technology to gather better information on the origin and state of food.

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AU: Blockchain beefs up security against food fraud

Cosmos magazine: A new cryptocurrency-based project aims to provide certainty in the beef supply chain. Ever wonder exactly where that delicious steak on your plate came from? Well, now you can find out —thanks to a new food research project called BeefLedger […]

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Fraudulently labeled “Japanese” melons found across Asia

FreshPlaza: Asian food manufacturers have been tapping into growing demand for Japanese products by mislabeling local goods to make them appear authentic. A survey of products sold in six Asian cities by Japan’s Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry found 927 items confirmed as being falsely labelled as being Japanese.

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US: Does your food safety auditor have the right stuff?

Heena Patel / SCS Global: It goes without saying that the best food safety auditors are those with lots of experience in the field. Experienced auditors take an early read on whether senior management treats the audit seriously…

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