Food safety & certification keys to growth
Changing consumption preferences/habits, growing market demand, lifestyles and evolving regulatory requirements are the present key drivers of the Indian food industry.
Seafood sustainability begins at farm
Seafood, which is one of the healthiest and most popular sources of protein, has maximum contribution from aquaculture, making it the fastest growing food production system in the world. Besides aquaculture is also considered to be an effective alternative to overcome the declining capture fisheries.
Public meeting to discuss Codex on March 15-19
The office for food safety, the US department of agriculture (USDA), department of health and human services' (HHS) and food and drug administration (FDA) has announced a public meeting to discuss information and receive public comments on agenda items and draft positions that will be discussed at the 42nd session of the Codex Committee on Food Additives (CCFA) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission
New technical specification introduced by ISO 22000 series
Thousands of food manufacturers worldwide stand to benefit from a newly published document in the ISO 22000 series designed to prevent and control food safety hazards.
Product Recalls – Are you Ready?
In recent years, product recalls have become common occurrences across food supply chains in Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand. Every week product recalls are being reported by government agencies such as the US Food and Drug Administration, European Food Safety Authority and Food Standards Australia New Zealand.
Right inputs needed to evolve a new FSSA from the old PFA Act
As the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, comes closer to its implementation phase, though a little behind schedule, Darshan Singh Chadha, senior technical advisor on food regulatory affairs, Confederation of Indian Industries, explains the
AB SCIEX helping to achieve new food standards
AB SCIEX, life science technologies provider and its distribution partner Labindia Life Sciences, has announced that they are supplying a food-testing solution to the Government of India.
India is the second most willing nation to pay a premium for safe food
Food-borne diseases are a worldwide problem and rising issues concerning the safety of food in India has made Indians wary of the food that they buy.
Intertek and IHIA join hands for collaboration on GHMS
UK-based Intertek Group plc, provider of quality and safety solutions to a wide range of industries, has joined the International Halal Integrity Alliance (IHIA) in signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Central Islamic Committee of Thailand (CICOT) and Halal India Pvt. Ltd (HI) to implement the Global Halal Management System (GHMS).
Heinz recalls Fruity Custard Fruit Medley baby food in UK
Heinz UK has recalled a batch of its Fruity Custard Fruit Medley baby food (4 x 100g pots) because it predicted contamination with small pieces of plastic that could cause choking.
Researchers squeeze more life out of tomatoes
Researchers in India have managed to extend the shelf life of tomatoes by an extra 30 days by suppressing enzymes that promote ripening, helping the fruit stay fresher for longer.