CFA Publishes 2021 Annual Report

CFA’s Annual Report for the calendar year 2021 has been published summarising key activities and aims including: EU Listeria micro criteria: Shared intelligence with industry and UK Government on mooted changes to EU law, established and leading Industry Listeria Group. Developed lobbying strategy and messaging seeking to retain current effective food safety measures. Currently building an international coalition of interested parties in readiness for consultation. Brexit: Composite products focus. Established and leading SPS Certification WG of industry, certifiers and Port Health engaging with Government resolving issues and supporting eCertification development through defra. Tracking and reporting on EHC applications, certifier burden and costs. […]

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CFA publishes overview of agricultural sustainability initiatives

There are many government policy initiatives and many retailer-driven activities aiming for the agricultural sector to become more sustainable, and the number of these policies and activities is growing. Defra’s 25 Year Environment Plan is one of these. It requires food to be produced sustainably and also sets a number of environmental targets. The Government has also stated its intention for UK to become net zero carbon by 2050. The BRC has stated its aim for its members to become net zero carbon by 2040 and some retailers are bringing this date forward. This places onus on the farming community […]

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CFA April 2022 Newsletter

In this issue: Sunflower oil shortage and substitution The impact of COVID – a diet of cake and lasagne! Sustainability position statements published The £60m cost of Brexit certification red 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 at…. Easter eggs-periments! Members enjoy a resource refresh Listeria awareness New career paths insights Getting social CFA Newsletter No.57  

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