2020 Annual Report on Food Frauds
The European Commission has published the 2020 annual report of the EU Agri-Food Fraud Network (EU FFN) and the Administrative Assistance and Cooperation system for Food Fraud (AAC-FF). The report underscores how the fight against food fraud in the EU intensified in 2020.
ISO Survey – 2020 Results Are In
ISO’s annual survey of certifications is in. The survey highlights the number of valid certificates to ISO management standards (such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001) reported for each country.
GFSI’s Position on the WHO Global Food Safety Strategy 2022-2030
Anne Gerardi, Senior Project Manager at the Global Food Safety Initiative, shares her vision for strengthening public-private collaboration in pursuit of safe food for people everywhere in a GFSI position paper on the WHO 2022-2030 strategic framework for global food safety.
GFSI Opens Consultation on Transitional Arrangements to the New Model for Food Safety Auditors
The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) invites all interested stakeholders to participate in their consultation, exploring arrangements for a successful transition to the new food safety auditor qualification and professional development model. This is the final consultation coinciding with the launch of Feature 1 of GFSI’s Race to the Top framework, which is designed to increase recognition of the vital role auditors play in securing safe food for people everywhere. This consultation will be open until noon CET, November 26th, 2021.
Use of Remote Techniques Supported by Survey
IAF, ILAC, and ISO executed a joint survey of more than 4,000 participants that finds many are ready to embrace new methods and procedures in remote audits, assessments, and evaluations.
CanadaGAP Releases Version 9.1 of the Program Management Manual
To comply with GFSI Version 2020.1’s Benchmarking Requirements, CanadaGAP is publishing a mid-season update to the CanadaGAP Program Management Manual. Launched on October 1, 2021, Version 9.1 of the CanadaGAP Program Management Manual will remain in effect until March 31, 2022.
Studies Show Standards Contribute to Economic Growth
The new ISO Library features evidence-based research on the impact of standards. The Library includes studies by ISO members, academic papers, publications from international organizations, and a range of other sources. It will be a valuable resource for anyone interested in standardization.
The Food Safety Market is Launching the First Applications Developed Through the EU Horizon 2020 Project in Q4 2021
The Food Safety Market, an industrial data platform made to boost the competitiveness of European food certification, has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program. They are starting several pilot projects in Q4 2021, including food chain monitoring, tracing and predicting food safety risks, data management, and more.
The Top 10 Auditing Mistakes Manufacturers Make
Mérieux NutriSciences shares their view on common auditing mistakes manufacturers make and how companies often fail to improve systems in cost-effective ways. Despite the universality of internal audits, many manufacturers are still making avoidable mistakes that can be costing them time, money, and morale.