Food safety is our business

Yellowhammer Report

The leaked Yellowhammer report of no deal Brexit scenarios raises the specter of crises.  High on the list should be food safety threats in the UK and global consequences.

Special Issue, FOCUS

September, 2019 HEATHER HANCOCK, Chair, FSA We are pleased to have this opportunity to interview Ms. Hancock, appointed Chair of FSA in 2016 and re-appointed in 2019.   Heather Hancock – Chair of the Food Standards Agency Heather Hancock has a number of other non-executive roles. She is a NED for Rural Solutions Ltd and a Trustee of the …

Ranking Food Safety Suppliers

We’re advancing on new plan for ranking food safety suppliers farm to fork.  The challenge is a fractionated trade environment with multiple standards.  With insurance and financial partners, our new system can be part of the solution.

FOCUS Summer 2019 Edition

FOCUS Summer 2019

China’s Food Safety Forum Focus

Great news to see China’s Belt and Road Eco-Agriculture and Food Safety Forum focusing this year on new technologies for food safety tracing and e-commerce, the fastest growing retail grocery sector.  It’s all part of China’s Food Safety Week, organized by the State Council’s division for “international trade”—irony in the name perhaps but spot on.  …

China’s New Food Safety Guidelines

As Chairman of GFSF (, I join our Beijing office in welcoming China’s State Council announcement of New Food Safety Guidelines. They target regulations, standards, tracing technologies, blockchain, and food safety insurance, a GFSF priority project.

Horns of a Dilemma #7

Over 1 million swine have reportedly been culled in China due to ASF (African Swine Fever).  Despite potential boon for US pork producers, American vets fear ASF spreading to the US. Just when food safety and supply chain concerns are mounting, global coordination is stymied. 

Horns of a Dilemma #6

Thanks to the US-Sino trade war, there will be more humanitarian food aid. But wait—will it all go to Yemeni and Venezuelan refugees or will it be one shot deliveries that raise dumping concerns in WTO and undermine global commitment to food security?