Scoop: Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Food Safety Minister David Bennett have welcomed steps to enhance New Zealand’s ability to respond to the growing global issue of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
ABC News: Warnings printed on packaged foods in supermarkets across Australia are now so overused they have lost meaning for consumers wary of triggering an allergic response, experts say.
NY Daily News: It doesn’t happen often, but creepy critters such as bugs, birds and even bats occasionally make their way into prepackaged food and onto the dinner table.
NZ Herald: The kiwifruit industry has escaped March and April’s horrendous weather largely unscathed despite more than half a metre of rain falling in the Bay of Plenty over that time. A small number of orchards which have had their fruit touched by floodwaters or dropped by wind will not be harvested due to food safety reasons.
China Daily: China will build a cold chain logistics system to improve food safety and boost consumer spending, according to an official document released on Friday. The general office of the State Council, China’s cabinet, published a guideline on the development of cold chain logistics framework, underscoring the importance on food safety and consumption upgrades.
SAI Global: Documented food safety processes and procedures are an important component of any food safety management plan but it is the daily actions of employees which determine overall food safety performance.
Food Quality & Safety: Few words strike horror into the hearts of food producers like “Listeria” and a new study out of Purdue University’s Department of Food Science carries the unwelcome news that the bacteria can live within the tissue of romaine lettuce.
Food Magazine: The signing of a bilateral Food Safety Recognition Agreement between Australia and the US this month puts Australian exporters in a strong position as preferred suppliers, according to the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.