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Auditor competence, certificate fraud and supporting smaller food companies were some of the main topics discussed at the recent GFSI Conference.

The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) conference in Spain had 600 registrants from 50 countries.

In late 2021, GFSI created a set of benchmarking requirements for food safety auditor
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The frequency of official controls should not be reduced solely based on the existence of a certified food safety management system (FSMS), according to a recent report on a study.

Results from 1,484 official inspections of 110 Finnish sites covering slaughterhouses, other meat establishments, fish and milk plants, and bakeries
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There has been a shift in consumer confidence around food safety and hygiene because of COVID-19 in the United Kingdom, according to a survey.

Findings show increased consciousness of food safety and hygiene when eating out, according to the BSI (British Standards Institution).

Polling of 2,182 UK adults online by
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An audit in Chile has found there is no official sample system to verify compliance with European standards to control microbiological contamination in the food of non-animal origin.

For primary production, there is no risk-based system to address potential microbiological risks in produce for EU export and very little official
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