fda.gov: Mann Packing of Salinas, California is voluntarily recalling minimally processed vegetable products listed below because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Posts from the ‘Traceability’ Category
Stephanie Neil / Automation World: Farmers and manufacturers are turning to automation for prevention-based control throughout the supply chain. The technology will help them comply with the looming deadlines of the Food Safety Modernization Act. On a little farm in Peterborough, N.H., students are using advanced sensor instrumentation in a greenhouse growing tomatoes to collect valuable data around the taste and quality of the fruit.
Read the full article at automationworld.com
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.
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.
Read the full article at Stuff Business Day
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...