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CFA Newsletter No 50 November 2018

  • Guidance on Shelf Life with respect to
    Clostridium botulinum
  • Post-Brexit EU Law
  • Comments to ACMSF on potential impacts of biocides regulation on food hygiene
  • WRAP Brings Fridge Issue in from the Cold [Chill the Fridge Out campaign]
  • On the Road to Less Waste [UK Food Waste Reduction Roadmap]
  • Health & Safety Matters
  • Green light for Blue light project
  • Aylesford School’s unique activities linking food technology and science teaching
  • Big Bang East Midlands
  • New CEd Banners
  • Summer Schools

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CFA Newsletter No 49 May 2018

  • Peer review proposed for global biocides work
  • Food and Biocides Industry Group and European regulatory activity
  • Sustainable Shelf Life Extension news
  • Vac Pak/MAP Challenge Testing Guidance
  • Listeria presentations
  • New lesson plans for science classrooms
  • Teachers review resources

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CFA Newsletter No 48 December 2017

  • Biocides go global
  • Fridge issue hots up again
  • National Biofilms Innovation Centre Launched
  • Genome sequencing – getting the whole pictureCFA News 48 Dec 2017
  • SOFHT Dorothy Cullinane Award for Kaarin Goodburn
  • Changing places and faces
  • CFA welcomes back Bakkavor
  • Chilled Education
      • Sowing the seeds of great careers
      • Science teachers critique resources
      • More MicroTrumps on the cards
      • More free science lesson plans
      • A high 5 for Big Bang East Mids!
      • Tweeting food science students

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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
  • Peak Sustainable Palm Oil?
  • Liquid assets – New Water Quality Management Guidance Published
  • £12.5m for biofilms research
  • CFA in the corridors of power
  • New member news
  • An Ambassador for Women in Science
  • Chilled Education
    • A return to Reading
    • CEd pops up in Leicester!
    • New lesson plans for teachers
    • Tweeting about science
    • Summer School support

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CFA News No 46 November 2016  cfa-newsletter-nov-2016-front

  • Vacuum Packing/MAP Consultation Response
  • New members, changing faces, sites visited
  • Young Students Give MicroTrumps Thumbs Up
  • Fresh New Chilled Education Website
  • Sainsbury’s Line on Waste Expands
  • Awards for Current and Future Chilled Stars

 

 

CFA News No 45 Spring 2016

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  • Biocides Update
  • Sustainability Commitment
  • Working with Sainsbury’s to Reduce Waste
  • Ambassadors Offer Taste of Industry
  • Full Marks for Science Lesson Plans
  • CFA Publications Revised

 

 

CFA News 44 Winter 2015

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  • CFA Defends Biocides to Protect Hygiene
  • SUSSLE 2 Heralds New Era for Chilled
  • Visits Inform and Inspire
  • Fresh New Look for CFA Website
  • CFA Members close to 100% Sustainable Palm Oil
  • Chilling in the Heat
  • Teaching Science Using Food

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CFA News 43 Summer 2015


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  • Testing, Testing, 1-2-3-4
  • Food + Science + Space = A Cool Mix
  • CEd ‘On The Road’
  • Growing Guidance Grows Stronger
  • Biocidal Products Regulation Update
  • Warwick EHOs Learn about Listeria

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CFA News 42 Winter 2014

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  • New chemical regulations provoke reaction
  • Sustainability under the spotlight
  • SUSSLE gains momentum
  • Chilled Education Update
  • – And the winner is…
  • – Making new friends
  • – Creating another Big Bang
  • – Curriculum changes welcomed

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CFA News 41 Spring 2014

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  • Chilled Market Rises Again
  • SUSSLE Update
  • ‘A New Association for a New Generation of Food’ – 25 years of the CFA
  • Chilled Education Update:
  • – CFA makes a splash at major teachers’ conference
  • – and the ripples continue…
  • – Fiona Briggs – an early success story for Chilled Education
  • – Universities meet the Chilled Challenge!

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CFA News 40 Autumn 2013

  • Elliott Review turns to CFA for chilled supplier QA input
  • CFA advising on Listeria control in hospitals and SMEs
  • CFA heads west for IAFP 2013
  • Looking ahead
  • A second year of success for Chilled Education:
  • – Real experiences help make a Wonder Web!
  • – Top trumps with a twist!
  • – Chilling at the Big Bang Fair…
  • – Summer School

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CFA News 39 Spring 2013

  • Chilled sales update
  • Opening the door on dialogue with fridge manufacturers
  • Nothing succeeds like SUSSLE
  • SUSSLE2
  • CFA offers sage advice to Herb Trade Association
  • Chilled Education update
  • – Chilled Education Resources ‘Brilliant’!
  • – Inspiring the inspirational
  • – Science sells
  • – Dedication to Chilled Education

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CFA News 38 Autumn 2012

  • Chilled leads the field in meeting climate change targets
  • On board
  • Happy First Birthday Chilled Education [promoting chilled careers]
  • Members in action
  • Connecting to the Classroom
  • Back to (summer) school
  • Desperately seeking solutions
  • CFA 2014 aim – SUSSLE [Sustainable Shelf Life Extension]
  • CFA delivers the lynx effect!

CFA News 37 Spring 2012

  • Chilled food on the up
  • www.ChilledEducation.org update
    • Teachers go behind the scenes at Greencore
    • CFA on the careers agenda
    • Scouts – be prepared to have clean hands!
    • Spreading the word
    • Design & Technology in schools under threat
  • Extending influence
  • Sustainability Update
    • Reducing our impact (CFA Sustainability Aims progress update)
    • CFA supports sustainable sourcing of palm oil

 

CFA News 36 Autumn 2011

  • CFA goes back to the classroom
  • New CFA Chairman
  • CFA sets the record straight on sustainability

 

CFA News 35 Winter 2010

  • New CFA training and education initiatives
  • CFA responds to FSA consultations on foodborne disease
  • Rationales for RTE, RTRH and RTC foods
  • New CFA Chairmen
  • Women of the Year
  • CFA presentations on the website
  • Forthcoming CFA presentations.

CFA News 34 Summer 2010

  • FSA backs CFA/BRC shelf life guidance for RTE foods
  • New CFA Chairman
  • CFA market data update available
  • CFA decontamination protocols for produce
  • CFA and WRAP discuss date and storage instructions on labels
  • Personality of the year.

CFA News 33 Spring 2010

  • CFA to promote stronger enforcement of RTE food businesses
  • CFA a partner in ‘waste mapping’ research
  • CFA 2010 priorities
  • EFSA recognises importance of GAP to ensure produce safety
  • CFA presentations

 

CFA News 32 Autumn 2009

  • Kaarin Goodburn wins Leadership Award at CBI Trade Association Best Practice Awards
  • New CFA member
  • CFA guidance on fresh produce terminology
  • CFA shelf life guidance
  • CFA research priorities
  • CFA presentations

CFA News 31 Summer 2009
Special 20th Anniversary edition

  • Milestones in CFA’s history
  • CFA Sustainability Aims

CFA News 30 Spring 2009

  • CFA secures United Nations agreement on Listeria
  • Kaarin Goodburn MBE
  • CFA invited to join UKFFoST Executive Committee
  • CFA welcomes clearer classification on waste
  • CFA presentations.

 

CFA News 29 Autumn 2008

    • ACMSF recommends ‘universal adoption’ of CFA principles
    • CFA’s commitment to standards throughout the food chain
    • CFA presentations
    • CFA secures 750k for sustainable shelf-life extension research
    • Minimising waste
    • Produce safety

CFA News 28 Summer 2008

  • Kaarin Goodburn awarded MBE
  • Food safety & hygiene training guidance for multicultural workforces
  • New CFA member – Pork Farms
  • FAO/WHO experts meet on leafy green vegetables and herbs
  • CFA membership criteria and priorities.

CFA News 27 Spring 2008

  • Wide support for CFA produce safety guidance
  • Pre-washed salad is RTE says FSA
  • CFA seeks enforcement
  • CFA opposes product carbon footprint labelling
  • New on CFA website
  • Coming soon – Food Safety & Hygiene Training in a Multicultural Environment

 

CFA News 26 Autumn 2007

  • Assuring Produce Safety: 2nd ed CFA Microbiological Guidance for Growers
  • CFA relaunches website
  • CFA Members’ Day
  • Glossary of Terms – free download
  • Insurance industry supports new fire risk minimisation code of practice
  • CFA presentations
  • In the pipeline
  • CFA/BRC Guidance on the Micro Criteria Regulations
  • Hygiene Training Guidance for Multicultural Environments

CFA News 25 Summer 2007

  • Hygiene Training Guidance for Multicultural Guidance
  • CFA Research Priorities
  • New Member
  • CFA Handwash Poster in Polish and Portuguese
  • CFA and Sustainable Development
  • Clarity in Terminology and Legislation
  • CFA Presentations
  • CFA/FSA Annual Dinner

CFA News 24 Spring 2007

  • First Woman to Chair CFA
  • CFA Website
  • New Editions of Micro Critier Regulations and Micro Testing Guidance
  • CFA Presentations
  • CFA Research Priorities
  • CFA Handwash Poster in Demand

 

CFA News 23 Autumn 2006

  • ACMSF opposes 5 day rule on VP/MAP packaged foods
  • CFA’s Best Practice Guidelines
  • Micro Criteria Regulations – spreading the word
  • CFA New Associate Member
  • CFA Handwash Poster
  • CFA Visits Prorgramme

CFA News 22 Summer 2006

  • CFA publications are great success
  • More free CFA downloads
  • CFA expands website Media Centre
  • CFA Date at IFR – Members only event
  • people at CFA – new Chairmen
  • CFA Presentations

CFA News 21 Spring 2006

  • 4th edition of CFA’s Best Practice Guidelines Published
  • CFA website media centre
  • CFA/BRC Guidance on Microbiological Criteria Regulations
  • CFA Water Quality Management Guidance

 

CFA News 20 Autumn 2005

  • New Media Centre on CFA Website
  • Coming Shortlly CFA Best Practice Recommendations
  • DEFRA Waste Mapping and Minimisation Project
  • CFA Guidance on Microbiological Criteria Regulations
  • Presentations
  • New CFA Member
  • ECFF Hygiene Guidelines

CFA News 19 Summer 2005

  • Thousands of CFA handwash posters for Food Safety Week
  • CFA Guidance on Microbiological Criteria Regulations
  • Surprise change proposed on EU ABP waste disposal rules
  • New ECFF Hygiene Recommendations
  • European FLEP Forum
  • New on-line CFA shop for publications
  • More CFA publications as website downloads
  • New CFA members
  • People at CFA

CFA News 18 Spring 2005

  • CFA Secures Shelf Life Review
  • Microbiological Criteria Regulations
  • CFA Day at the IFR
  • Free CFA Publications on Website
  • New Research Projects Go Ahead

 

CFA News 17 Autumn 2004

  • New CFA Chairman
  • CFA and DEFRA Waste Technologies Workshop
  • New CFA Website
  • CFA Factory Visits Programme
  • Regulatory Issues

CFA News 16 Spring 2004

  • New CFA guidance on Veterinary Residues Management
  • CFA and DEFRA Waste Technologies Workshop
  • Microbiological guidance – Spanish version available shortly
  • CFA website to be relaunched
  • New initiative on fire insurance
  • CFA work programme for 2004
  • CFA appointments

 

CFA News 15 Autumn 2003

  • FIPG bears fruit – lower property insurance premiums predicted
  • CFA acts on animal by-products waste
  • CFA handwash poster reprinted
  • Forthcoming CFA veterinary residue management guidance
  • New members
  • Factory visits
  • Microbiological Guidance for Growers
  • New website for 2004
  • CFA publications – online ordering

CFA News 14 Spring 2003

  • Fire Risk Minimisation Guidance published and CFA/Northwest Food Alliance
  • Workshop 29 May, Runcorn
  • New members
  • Factory visits
  • New regulations on animal by-product waste
  • Pesticides update
  • CFA robotics workshop

 

CFA News 13 Autumn 2002

  • New contact details for CFA
  • Fire risk minimisation and insurance
  • New Members
  • New Vice Chairman for CFA
  • CFA’s 2003 work programme
  • Promoting CFA’s pesticide due diligence guidance
  • ‘Micro Guidance for Growers’ acclaimed
  • Order CFA publications online

CFA News 12 May 2002

  • New publications from CFA
  • Microbiological Guidance for Growers
  • Due Diligence Guidance on Pesticides
  • Guidelines on Hygienic Design
  • New Members
  • New CFA Chairman
  • Traceability Teach-in
  • CFA at IFT
  • Coming shortly on the CFA website

 

CFA News 11 November 2001

  • CFA introduces new membership category
  • New Members
  • CFA Hygienic Design Guidelines
  • Over 8,000 hits to CFA website
  • CFA projects
  • ECFF news
  • Practical guide to EU food law

CFA News 10 April 2001

  • Climate Change Levy discount scheme: you can still register!
  • High Risk Area Best practice Guidelines
  • Foot and Mouth
  • CFA effective hygiene training workshop
  • New CFA projects
  • Pesticides – due diligence for manufacturers
  • Microbiological guidance for growers
  • Over 5,000 visitors to CFA website

 

CFA News 9 December 2000

  • Climate Change Levy discount scheme: have you registered?
  • New members
  • CFA priorities 2001
  • CFA review

CFA News 8 May 2000

  • CFA welcomes Food Standards Agency
  • CFA Packaging Hygiene Guidelines
  • NEW Chair for CFA
  • 1000 visitors to CFA website
  • CFA priorities 2000
  • Secretary General to speak at IFT
  • ECFF Secretariat stays in UK

 

CFA News 7 October 1999

  • CFA launches website
  • CFA handwashing poster well received
  • NEW for 1999
  • Water Quality Management: Guidance for the Chilled Food Industry
  • CFA hygiene training materials
  • CFA profiled in ‘Inside Food and Drink’
  • CFA Guidelines are ‘best seller’

CFA News No 6 March 1999

  • Demand for CFA Guidelines continues
  • New for 1999
  • Water quality guidance
  • Hygienic design guidelines.
  • Packaging hygiene standard
  • CFA leads ECFF into millennium
  • New members
  • CFA hand washing poster now available