Businesses in New Zealand have been given the option of using three tools designed to make it easier to follow the rules and keep consumers safe.

Damien O’Connor, Food Safety Minister, launched remote verification, “My Food Rules” and “My Food Plan” this past week. They were co-designed with businesses, councils
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Velvet Ice Cream Company Inc.’s ice cream manufacturing facility in Utica, OH, was inspected by the FDA from Jan. 23 to Feb. 14 and the results were not good. Lab tests showed the plant was harboring the pathogen Listeria monocytogenes.

Environmental samples collected at the facility during this year’s inspection
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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has expanded coverage of a “simpler” food safety management approach to help small retailers and food donations.

The approach uses flow diagrams to summarize the stages of production and tables to take retailers through the food safety management process from hazard identification to control
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