A review of reports from U.S. and Canadian regulatory agencies revealed that the majority of food recalls are due to undeclared allergens and microbial hazards. And, sometimes, increased regulation can actually lead to more recalls.
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Vienna, Austria, and the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), an industry-driven initiative providing thought leadership and guidance on food safety management, formed a strategic partnership for large-scale capacity building programs.
The National Restaurant Association (NRA), Washington, D.C., marked a major achievement in the advancement of food safety training nationwide by acquiring the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals.
Thirty CEOs, government ministers, global institution executives and civil society leaders joined together to launch Champions 12.3, a new effort created to globally inspire ambition and mobilize action to reduce food loss and waste.
USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) will launch a year-long nationwide pilot project to assess whether retailers are using the recommendations in the FSIS Best Practices Guidance for Controlling Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) in retail delicatessens.