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Posts from the ‘Distribution Chain’ Category

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.

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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US: Why companies should do internal audits during off hours

Food Engineering: Third-party auditors rarely come into food plants during night shifts, which really is a mistake, as this is when many conduct cleanup.

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US: What do food facility auditors really want?

Food Safety Tech: Third-party audits are critically important to food companies.

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US: Can the FSMA improve safety of frozen berry production?

FPSC: Can the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) provide a framework to improve practices and boost exports for Chilean raspberry producers?

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US: The human element of food safety

Food Business News: Frank Yiannas, author and vice-president of food safety for Wal-Mart Stores Inc., said he believes the “soft sciences” outlined in his newest book, “Food Safety = Behavior: 30 Proven Techniques to Enhance Employee Compliance,” hold the answer to changing the face of food safety for the better.

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US: Food hub provides local fruit and veggies

Lisa Cownie / KEYC News: Now there is really no excuse not to eat your vegetables. The MVAC Food Hub in Mankato cleans and preps the veggies for you, all you have to do is pick them up each week. Even better, they all come from local producers.

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VN: Ho Chi Minh City embraces farmer-run safe produce market

Tuoi Tre News: A farmer direct market organized in Ho Chi Minh City is providing consumers with more reliable access to safe food.

Nguyen Thi Loan recently took part in a market session along with her three neighbors, offering for sale their 30-kilogram carload of Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS)-certified produce.

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US: Farm-fresh food preference not without risks

Mary Ann Thomas / Tribune-Review: Susan Kreinbrook feeds only local, farm-fresh eggs to her family and she buys local poultry as often as she can.

“I talk to my local farmer and I know what I am buying,” said Kreinbrook, a Harrison resident. “You're right there and you are buying eggs that came from across the street rather than across the country.”

However, the wholesome image of small, local farms does not ensure a less-contaminated product, researchers say.

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US: Finalised US sanitary rule requires more scrutiny from food shippers

Journal of Commerce / Lara L. Sowinski: On April 6, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a final rule establishing requirements for shippers, loaders, carriers by motor vehicle and rail, and receivers engaged in the transportation of food, including animal food, to use sanitary transportation practices to ensure the safety of the food they transport. The final rule is part of the FDA’s larger effort to focus on...

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