Private sector standards can help improve inspection results in some sectors but not all, according to an analysis published by the Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC).

The Scientific Committee of FASFC was asked to examine whether the presence of a Private Assurance Scheme (PAS) can

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Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. EDT,  the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering a free webinar, “USDA Assistance for Small Scale Meat Processing — An Overview of Rural Development and Food Safety Inspection Service Program Opportunities and Assistance.”

The USDA’s Rural Development offers loans, grants, and loan guarantees to
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A meat processing company in the Netherlands has been fined for not fully cooperating during a recall of pork possibly contaminated with Salmonella in 2018.

The Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) imposed the fine of more than €500,000 ($552,000) as the firm took “insufficient measures” to withdraw
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Vietnamese authorities have identified eight forged health certificates related to one meat processing plant.

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) in Hong Kong found discrepancies in serial numbers of health certificates issued by Vietnamese authorities when processing data during modifications to the import food information system.

Suspected forged health certificates
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A unit of the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) has searched a meat processing facility suspected of selling products without the required accreditation.

The Intelligence and Investigation Service (IOD) of the NVWA raided the unnamed firm Nov. 8. The agency suspects the company sells meat to catering
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A slaughterhouse-meat processing business in Auburn, WA, that lost its license two years ago because of food safety violations is still operating and now under court order to cease operations.

pig or hog or swine in truckRickson Vilog, owner of Vilog Livestock, is under orders from King County Superior Court Judge Brian Gain to remove all
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