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.
Posts from the ‘Traceability’ Category
The Packer: If there is a “Holy Grail” of produce safety, it is a kill step that would remove any threat of pathogens on fresh produce.
Stuff Business Day: In short, New Zealand producers and exporters need to get really serious about the “T” word. Traceability in its fullest sense: The capacity to track and trace every batch of a product (and perhaps every item in the batch) for rapid recall if needed, and to provide discerning consumers with all the answers about the product when it is on offer to them.
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Seattle Times: Like most merchants, the world’s largest retailer struggles to identify and remove food that’s been recalled. When a customer becomes ill, it can take days to identify the product, shipment and vendor.
Food Safety Magazine: There are many challenges to the successful implementation of food traceability. The Global Food Traceability Center has identified the following commonly encountered issues that are faced when trying to execute food traceability...
Smart Brief: Connecting with consumers is becoming increasingly important as digital distractions increase and shoppers spread their budgets across multiple trips to the store. And while food retailers are constantly seeking new ways to connect with shoppers via mobile channels and inside the stores, there is another piece of the puzzle that is somewhat less glamorous but just as important -- food safety.
Food Processing: GS1 Australia’s electronic product recall notification management system has received certification from HACCP Australia. The Recall service — designed to minimise the impact and cost of food and beverage products recalled and withdrawn from the supply chain — has been certified as ‘effective and suitable for businesses that operate a HACCP based Food Safety Programme’.