Regulation & Safety

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BSI puts focus on food safety culture with new guidance

By Teodora Lyubomirova

The document, developed with input from industry players such as Kerry Foods and Walmart, identifies that the common factor in food safety incidents, quality failures and recalls is people rather than technology.

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EFSA’s calf welfare guidance: The industry view

By Jane Byrne

There is frustration among some agribusiness stakeholders that the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) failed to incorporate their feedback into its recently published calf welfare opinion.

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Ex-Blue Bell boss Paul Kruse strikes plea deal

By Teodora Lyubomirova

The former Blue Bell Creameries executive has pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count and will pay a fine, but the most serious charges against him were dropped.

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Canada: Le Fromage au Village recalls all cheese

By Teodora Lyubomirova

Lorrainville, Quebec-based artisanal cheese maker Le Fromage au Village has withdrawn all of its cheeses from the market ‘as a precautionary measure’, the company confirmed.

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France to allow ‘probiotic’ on food supplements labels

By Stephen Daniells

France's General Directorate for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Prevention (DGCCRF), part of its Ministry of the Economy, has announced that the term “probiotic” will be allowed on the labels of food supplements in the country.