Produce washing

…quality of salad produce. Download CFA’s Produce Wash Protocol and Produce Decontamination Assessment Protocol (Part 2: Washwater Validation). CFA’s Micro Guidance for Growers sets out how to minimise the opportunity…

SUSTAINABILITY IN AGRICULTURE/FRESH PRODUCE

Sustainability in Agriculture/Fresh Produce The Chilled Food Association (CFA) defines ‘Sustainability’ as: Meeting our own needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs[1]. This means…

Simplifying risk assessment for fresh produce

Anyone working in fresh produce will be interested to hear about a new resource to help with risk assessments to assure Good Agricultural Practice and food safety, including irrigation water…

MEMBERS

Produce (UK) Ltd www.pdmproduce.co.uk PDM Produce (UK) Ltd Chadwell Park Farm Great Chadwell Newport TF10 9BN We are growers and creators of delicious salads, from crunchy heads of iceberg, to…

Food & Biocides Industry Group (FBIG)

…dairy (2/3/21)   Supporting Produce-Related Guidance: CFA (2010). Protocol for Produce Washing. Second Edition CFA (2010). Produce Decontamination Assessment Protocol: Part 1 – Attachment CFA (2010). Produce Decontamination Assessment Protocol:…

Archive

We produce a regular free newsletter with updates on our exciting programme of work with industry and schools. Subscribe to your email copy here. CFA Newsletter No 53 March 2020…

PUBLICATIONS

…Relation to Non-proteolytic Clostridium botulinum (June 2018) – free download CFA Produce washing protocol – free download CFA Produce Decontamination protocol: Part 2 – washwater validation) – free download CFA…

PRESENTATIONS

…Requirements Think About Chilled Food (careers) Fresh Produce Safety Assurance CFA and Fresh Produce – British Herb Trade Association annual conference, 26/1/13 University of Leeds MSc & BSc Food Science…

Farming – the only way is up?

Increasing demands on land space is leading to significant interest in the potential for new ways to farm certain types of fresh produce. One new method currently attracting attention is…

CFA Spot Buying Protocol

  CFA members are required to use raw materials sourced from reputable approved suppliers, and therefore have procedures in place for their approval. For produce this includes compliance with CFA’s…

Chlorate and Hygiene Biocides

…will prove invaluable. They include details of how businesses can develop a statement of compliance, using practical examples such as the contributory factors to presence of traces from produce, grain,…

EU MICRO CRITERIA REG

…meat preparations Meat and products thereof Milk and dairy products Infant Formula and dried dietary foods for infants for special medical purposes Egg Products Fishery Products and Shellfish Produce Process…

HANDLING OF CHILLED FOODS AT HOME

…they are ready to be eaten. Prewashed prepared produce such as salad leaf should not be re-washed as it may become cross-contaminated. See more about fresh produce safety. If the…

Sustainability position statements published

…stakeholders. The full position statement can be found here Sustainability in agriculture and fresh produce Agriculture plays a unique role in the drive towards sustainability in the supply of chilled…

CFA April 2024 Newsletter

…Years of CFA: CFA Best Practice Production Standards – The bedrock of CFA’s work Vac Pack/MAP/Clostridium botulinum – 1992 and ongoing BREXIT (www.chilledfood.org/brexit) SUSSLE Biocides (www.chilledfood.org/FBIG) Sustainability (www.chilledfood.org/sustainability) Fresh Produce

CFA Publishes 2022 Annual Report

…E. coli and STEC testing to food safety, ethical employment in agriculture and food production and sustainability in agriculture and fresh produce. Vac Pack/MAP foods: CFA gave evidence to the…

CFA April 2023 Newsletter

…to H&S strategy FSA’s PDM site visit New spot buying protocol CFA branded cup cakes Fresh produce activities Colleague honoured Chilled Education news The many uses for the versatile UV…

Spot buying protocol

…and quality. CFA’s new Spot Buying Protocol is now available as a free download from the CFA website and is applicable to all purchasers of fresh produce that is intended…

On the road to net zero

…drink manufacturing sites and transport refrigeration units, TICR will produce roadmaps, benchmarks, sector-specific guidance and training events to help direct the sectors to net zero. A website has been launched,…

CFA April 2022 Newsletter

…tape Health and Safety support Simplifying risk assessment for fresh produce The future of biofilms And the winners are…. Vacuum Packing/ MAP latest Listeria response update Not to be sniffed…

WHAT WE DO

…We produce a range of best practice publications, covering: Hygiene and food safety assurance Raw material controls Factory management Supply chain management Product design Regulations Science We play a co-ordinating…

FOOD SAFETY

produce a synergistic effect, i.e. the combination of the two factors as hurdles reduces microbiological growth to a greater than expected or calculated extent. Relatively small changes to both hurdles…

CHILLED FOODS

CFA member companies currently produce more than 15,000 different chilled prepared foods, mostly every day, such as: Recipe Dishes/ready meals Meal Accompaniments Fresh Pasta Chilled Pizza Delicatessen Products (e.g. samosas)…

Brexit

…Processors Association British Poultry Council British Veterinary Association Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Chilled Food Association Cold Chain Federation Council for Responsible Nutrition UK Dairy UK Fresh Produce Consortium Foodchain…

Connecting through the virtual world

…invited by the British Herb Trade Association to kickstart their new food safety group. She presented on 25 years of CFA fresh produce safety assurance work.   15 April 2021…

COVID hasn’t cooled the chilled food market

CFA has released 2020 market data commissioned from Kantar, charting sales of chilled foods ranging from prepared produce to chilled cake. The market has not been immune to the effects…

CFA October 2020 Newsletter

Biocides breakthrough Review of VP/MAP guidance Getting SUSSLE sussed COVID industry updates Listeria best practice Manufacturing guidelines update Sustainability Produce group sustainability STEM celebrates women Apprentice shortlisted Insider insights Science…

Chlorate MRLs: Best Practice Guidance for FBOs

…MRLs, inclusion of the EU legal definition of ‘processed’ foods, and special rules for processed foods. See FBIG’s Chlorate MRLs Compliance Best Practice Pointers for FBOs – fresh produce primary…

Keeping affordable food on tables

…substitution requiring ongoing flexibility of labelling options. Crops have also been affected by the UK’s record-breaking summer temperatures adding to stresses on supply of fresh produce, other crops and animal…

CFA celebrates 20 years (18 June 2009)

…Commons Agriculture Committee in its inquiry on the then proposed Food Standards Agency. 2000 – CFA gives evidence to the European Commission on assuring produce safety. 2001 – Food Industry…

Advantages of chilled foods

…ingredients in their recipes. This gives a wider variety of choice than with some frozen and ambient foods where fresh ingredients such as fresh produce, are unsuitable for the preservation…

Carbon Footprint Labelling

produce some components, e.g. seasonings, may have a large number of subcomponents, e.g. spices and herbs the same product can be prepared using different cooking techniques at point of consumption,…

Labelling

Labelling   EU-wide controls on food labelling were introduced with Directive 79/112 in 1979. Over two decades additional controls were added and amendments introduced to produce a complex array of…

Chilled Sector Sustainability Aims

…working conditions and human rights. First agreed 28/9/09, updated 18/3/13, 15/9/20, 7/3/22 Related Links Pages On This Website Ethical Employment in Agriculture and Food Production Sustainability in Agriculture/Fresh Produce Overview…

GM

…(EC) No 1829/2003 and No 1830/2003) requires that the list of ingredients must indicate “genetically modified” or “produced from genetically modified [name of the organism]”. In the case of products…