Regulation and safety

Supply chain performance not profitability at heart of food firms’ voluntary sign-up

The BSE scandal, the avian flu, and the recent horsemeat scandal has emphasised the importance of full traceability of the meat supply chain. ©iStock/

Motivations for voluntarily implementing food traceability schemes stem not from the need to maximise profits but enhance information, safety and quality management within the supply chain.

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US bans fresh Brazilian beef imports due to safety

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US Marshals seize adulterated food worth $70k

Import of Chinese cooked chicken to US up for debate

USDA proposes to allow cooked chicken from China

Lupin may be found in baked goods. ©iStock/jwblinn

Lupin added to mandatory allergen labelling list

Examples of the recalled products

Agropur recalls milk due to ‘harmful material’ concerns

Residues of BPA are present in resins used to make protective coatings and linings for food and beverage cans.©iStock

EU expresses ‘high concern’ for hormone disrupting chemical Bisphenol A

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ISO 22000 revision reaches DIS stage

Firefighters tackle flames from the explosion. Pic: @ReadyWisconsin

Three dead in corn mill explosion

Hanovia’s PureLine UV system

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