CFA April 2021 Newsletter

In this issue: Brexit Paperwork Headache for Short Shelf Composite Products Chilled Food Market Data COVID-19 Support for CFA Members Chlorate and Hygiene Biocides Vacuum Packed and MAP Guidance Third Party Laboratory Guidance Available Hitting Health & Safety Targets Sustainable Development Group Working in a Virtual World 10 Years of Chilled Education Store Cupboard Science STEM Partnership CFA NEWSLETTER No.55 for website

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Vacuum Packed & MAP Guidance

CFA provided substantial input to FSA in its review of its 2017 Vacuum and Modified Atmosphere Packed Guidance regarding the inclusion of fresh meat (CFA News 54). As a result of this the guidance to limit shelf life to 10 days after the day of production no longer applies to vacuum or MAP chilled fresh beef, pork or lamb. However, food businesses will be responsible for identifying and applying a safe shelf-life in relation to non-proteolytic C. botulinum in line with their existing food safety management systems, in the same way they do for other types of food. In the […]

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STEM partnership

The new T level Science qualification, with its food science module, offers another route into the food industry. CEd has been contacted by the team at the STEM Network to help them support the new qualification by sharing real life experiences of industry colleagues. This approach works very well on the CEd website, with the career paths and case studies amongst the most visited on the site. STEM Network is a long-time partner of CEd and will host video interviews with CFA colleagues. CEd is currently co-ordinating colleagues’ involvement and investigating other ways to support the initiative. 15 April 2021

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