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Food Under Attack

Food Safety Magazine: “If or when adversaries carry out an attack of large magnitude, the result could be a massive compromise of food safety, food defenses, and food security.”  Food for thought!

The Significance of China’s Latest National Food Safety Standard Plan

The Significance of China’s Latest National Food Safety Standard Plan   by Mingyi Liu, Analyst/ GIC Group China’s latest plan for the development of its Safety Standard (食品安全国家标准) was released by the National Health Commission (国家卫生健康委员会/ NHC) in early June to solicit public comments. A total of 41 entries covering standards for food additives, products, …

Food Safety Surveillance Capabilities

The Food Safety Administration Act draft legislation in the US reflects concerns over food safety surveillance capabilities.  Concerns mount in the face of global supply chain, food security issues, and trade restrictions.  And then there’s COVID!  Huge challenges ahead.

Sizzle! Don’t fizzle!

A memorable food safety quote for the July 4 holiday in the US:  As the meat sizzles on the grill, don’t let food safety fizzle out of your memory.”  USDA

Economic Profitability in Business

Global snacking giant Mondelez says sustainability in business operations is much more important to food and beverage companies to achieve economic profitability than popular opinion currently dictates, urging firms to think in the long-term.

USDA Assistance Program

A welcome initiative–USDA assistance program for specialty crop grower food safety certification expenses, including training & testing for products, soil & water.

World Food Safety Day 2022

World Food Safety Day is today.  Applause for great strides in tech, collaboration in private and public sectors, and consumer consciousness.  But world food safety pillars—compliance and quality—in jeopardy.  Join us at GFSF for a renewed commitment to global food safety.    

Choices

Ultimately, choice should be an ethical deliberation and selection process. So poor choices that result in human suffering, elude net zero or food safety goals are unethical.  The time for right choices is NOW.

Urgent Need for Better Inspection

We worried about the randomness and frequency of inspection during the pandemic.  Now, the outcry over the tragic infant formula case highlights other major concerns. According to  Faber, Environmental Working Group, “…we’re not inspecting enough food manufacturing facilities, and not making good enough use of the inspection resources we have.”