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NZ and US sign ‘momentous’ food safety agreement

18 December, 2012

New Zealand and the US have signed a Food Safety Systems Recognition Arrangement - a document signifying that each country recognises the other’s food safety systems as providing a comparable degree of food safety assurance.

Comark N5001 handheld HACCP Auditor

03 October, 2012

The Comark N5001 HACCP Auditor is a handheld instrument for logging, monitoring and managing data. It has been designed for use in HACCP, due diligence and health and safety systems.

Managing food safety

03 July, 2012

To help you to navigate the food safety path, the 19th Australian HACCP Conference will deliver the expertise of 20 leading professionals and exponents of food safety from Australia, New Zealand and the USA. Conference attendees will learn about important legal and technical updates, new technology applications, risk implications from corporate change plus take a glimpse into the future for the Australian food industry.

Global food safety improvements supported by Waters, Mars and USAID

16 November, 2011

Waters Corporation, Mars and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) have jointly pledged $1 million to create the first-ever Global Food Safety Capacity Building fund. To be managed by the World Bank, the proposed fund will support global food safety improvements through expanded understanding of food safety standards and best practices throughout the food safety system, from farm to fork.

Why cucumbers first got the blame

14 November, 2011 by Janette Woodhouse

When cucumbers were blamed for the E. coli outbreak that killed 54 in Europe last May, the European fresh salad produce market was devastated. A couple of weeks later it was established that fenugreek sprouts were the source of the outbreak and the cucumbers were innocent. How could officials have gotten the source of the outbreak so wrong? It turns out that the answer to this will need to be taken into account in all future foodborne illness outbreaks.

Comark N5001 USB auditor for HACCP auditing

03 November, 2011

Comark’s N5001 USB HACCP Auditor is a waterproof, rugged, handheld device that measures temperature and also provides real-time Food Safety Plan action control, automatic results recording and corrective action if processes are not in control.

16.3 million kg of turkey products recalled in the US

04 August, 2011

After an outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg that has sickened at least 79 and killed 1 in the US, Cargill Meat Solutions is recalling 16.3 thousand tonnes of turkey products produced at its Springvale, Arkansas plant.

Third-party food safety auditing

02 August, 2011

Trained in molecular biology, Dr Powell, Professor of Food Safety at Kansas State University, found that food safety was a discipline where he could meld his interests in science, society and policy - more formally known as risk analysis. Publisher of Mad Cows and Mother’s Milk, electronic newsletters ( and and host of, he is also one of the international line-up of dynamic keynote speakers at the upcoming 18th HACCP conference which is being held from 12-16 September 2011 at the RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast, Queensland.

Packaging wraps up with HACCP

02 December, 2009

At first glance, you may question why a packaging manufacturer pursues HACCP certification most commonly applied to manufacturers of food.

Perceptions about food safety

01 December, 2009

IBM conducted a survey of adult grocery shoppers (who shop once a month or more) in the 10 largest US cities during June 2009 (Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, and Washington, DC). The study is intended to gather grocery shoppers’ opinions about food safety issues.

Making food safety an Asia-Pacific concern

10 August, 2009

Food is a vital component of trade and a considerable contributor to APEC member economies and food safety has to be addressed in a global context as a shared responsibility.

Independent investigator releases final report on listeriosis outbreak to Canadians

24 July, 2009

The Independent Investigator has made 57 recommendations for improvements to Canada's food safety system following the investigation into last year's listeriosis outbreak in Canada.

Listeria monocytogenes contamination in ready-to-eat foods

05 June, 2009

The incidence of listeriosis is increasing even though there is no evidence of increasing prevalence in foods. Listeria monocytogenes contamination of ready-to-eat foods may be contributing to this problem, especially as ready-to-eat meal consumption is increasing in vulnerable groups such as the elderly.

Don't touch US peanuts

18 February, 2009 by Janette Woodhouse, editor

To what extent did failings in regulatory oversight contribute to the salmonella outbreak that has led to the largest recall in the US and the deaths of nine people?

Top 10 food safety challenges of 2009

13 January, 2009

Ten of the major food safety issues facing the food industry in 2009 are nominated by Bill Marler from foodborne illness law firm Marler Clark.

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