New Water Quality Management Guidance issued

Water is widely used in the food industry, both directly as a raw material or ingredient and as a cleaning or processing aid. In all cases, water quality must be such that it is not a source of unacceptable contamination due to the presence of pathogenic or spoilage micro-organisms, chemical or foreign body contaminants. To help chilled food manufacturers develop water quality management policies and carry out risk assessments including during boil water notices, CFA has updated and expanded its Water Quality Management Guidance. The Guidance provides technical information regarding the efficacy of various water treatments against key microorganisms, sets […]

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CFA’s Latest Newsletter Available

The April issue leads with CFA’s success in securing a more appropriate European regulatory approach to biocides in the medium term at least following several years concerted lobbying co-ordinated by CFA and endorsed by the UK’s HSE, FSA and the European Commission. It also highlights progress respoin seeking changes to the Food Standards Agency’s June 2016 draft revised Vacuum Packing/MAP guidance to ensure it reflects best practice and microbiological risks. CFA News No 47 April 2017 CFA lobbying secures ‘common sense’ EU agreement on Biocides Regulation Chilled Food Sales Show no Signs of Cooling Down Misleading Vacuum Packing/MAP Guidance Reworked […]

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CFA pledges support for HSE health & safety Common Strategy 2016-2021

CFA has pledged its support for the food sector’s health and safety improvement objectives set out in the HSE’s Food & Drink Manufacture Forum’s (FDMF) Common Strategy 2016-2021.   The Objectives are to: Reduce the HSE RIDDOR-reportable ill-health and injury rate by 10% year-on-year (baseline 1/4/16) Manage musculoskeletal disorder risks including manual handling and upper limb disorders Have in place effective arrangements to manage slips and trips Have in place an effective occupational health management system CFA pledges: To commit CFA to working to help our industry achieve these objectives To promote the Common Strategy via our website, H&S committee […]

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