There is a need to get the basics right and make more time for training, according to findings from an annual survey about food safety.

The eighth global food safety training survey involved Campden BRI, Intertek Alchemy, BRCGS, BSI, Intertek, SGS, SQF, and TSI.

Responses were received from more than

Continue Reading Campden BRI urges improvement after training survey results show deficiencies

Most companies in England would support mandatory food hygiene rating display, according to research by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Outlets are given a rating from 0 to 5, with 5 indicating “very good” food hygiene and 0 meaning “urgent improvement necessary.” In Wales and Northern Ireland, businesses are legally

Continue Reading FSA survey shows backing for mandatory food hygiene display

Most hospitals and social care sites are aware of Listeria guidance from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) but an analysis has found several challenges around implementation.

In a 2019 outbreak associated with pre-packed sandwiches supplied to hospitals in England, seven patients died of listeriosis.

Following this incident, the FSA said

Continue Reading FSA assesses the use of Listeria guidance after the outbreak

Most food companies feel leaving the European Union has affected operations while many said COVID-19 didn’t impact their ability to meet regulatory requirements, according to a survey.

The poll, commissioned by the Food Standards Agency (FSA), included 400 businesses in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, plus interviews with 60 companies.

Continue Reading Survey reveals pandemic and Brexit impact on businesses

Ohio’s Wood County is experiencing an uptick in E. coli cases.

The Wood County Health Department reports three years of E. coli cases have occurred just during the past week.

Health Commissioner Ben Robison told the Wood County Board of Health on Thursday that 16 known cases of E. coli

Continue Reading A growing cluster of E. coli cases is reported by local health department in Ohio

The International Association for Food Protection Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (IAFP DEI) Council is asking for IAFP members to participate in a demographics survey to fulfill their mission. The mission of this council is to advise and lead IAFP in implementing and promoting equitable practices while fostering a culture of
Continue Reading IAFP asks for participants in demographics survey; deadline Feb. 10

A survey has found a preference for keeping remote or blended audits, assessments and evaluations.

A joint International Accreditation Forum (IAF), International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) poll in August looked at views on virtual assessment techniques that were used during COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.

Continue Reading Survey supports continued use of remote option for audits