GFSI 2018 - safe food for consumers everywhere

The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) aims to improve food safety through industry collaboration and knowledge sharing by bringing representatives of the world’s biggest food companies, governments and standards owners together to discuss industry challenges.

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Lab-grown meat: When futuristic food becomes real

2018 could be the year when cultured meat finally becomes marketable. After many years of research, field trials and production improvements, manufacturers expect that lab-grown meat could make its way to restaurants by end of 2018. However, there are still some issues which have to be solved before the first lab-grown chicken nuggets, are ready to be sold.

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FDA, USDA partner to improve food safety

 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have worked closely over the years with the view to oversee US food supply. On January 30, 2018, they have announced a formal agreement to increase interaction and collaboration on food safety and biotechnology activities. This is a major step towards food safety improvement but what does it mean in detail?

 

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How voluntary advisory statements can cause confusion

Consumers who are allergic to food which contains gluten usually rely on gluten-free certifications. Those certifications ensure that consuming these products would not cause any harm. However, it happens quite often that consumers find gluten-free labelled products in combination with a voluntary advisory statement which says "May Contain Wheat". The result: Confused consumers who don't know if the product is safe.

 

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What does transparency mean?

Why do we hear the word “transparency” all over today? Because consumers are looking for more transparent products. They want to know what is in the products they buy. How were they made? Where do they come from? To illustrate the concept of transparency, let’s take the example of a quiche, a famous French dish.

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How to prevent food contamination

Food contamination is a common concern for both consumers and food producers. Contamination can occur at any stage of food preparation or during food processing. In this post we will discuss physical and biological contamination.

  • Physical –  foreign objects
  • Biological –  e.g. bacteria, viruses and parasites 

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Carrefour and SGS launch Visual Trust in China

Carrefour and SGS successfully launched the Visual Trust initiative during the National Food Safety Week in Beijing. Visual Trust is an end-to-end digital solution that allows Chinese shoppers to check the quality and origins of their purchases by scanning food with their smartphones. 

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Achieve transparent supply chains for your small food business in 5 steps

In today’s globalized world, supply chain complexity has made it more challenging to ensure compliance of your entire supply chain. Learn how small food business owners can achieve full supply chain transparency without the resources of big companies in 5 steps.

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SGS, Transparency-One and Mars Food launch revolutionary supply chain solution

SGS and Transparency-One help Mars Food realize its ambition to source only sustainable rice for its UNCLE BEN’S® rice.

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Partnering to revolutionize supply chain transparency

SGS and Transparency-One are working with Mars Food and Blippar to revolutionize end-to-end supply chain transparency.

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How can transparency get to the bottom of the seafood supply chain?

Seafood sustainability is becoming increasingly important for consumers. It is now a key driver for seafood purchases, more important than product brand, or even price. But how can you be sure your seafood products are sustainable? Transparency-One looked at the situation today.

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4 Reasons for having a Transparent Food Supply Chain

We hear about transparency everywhere but why should you become transparent? In this blog post, Transparency-One drill down into 4 reasons that will convince you of the benefits of having transparency in your supply chain:

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