CFA welcomes fresh meat removal from FSA Vac Pack/MAP Guidance

CFA welcomes FSA’s revised approach to shelf-life guidance for chilled fresh vacuum packed/MAP beef, lamb and pork, which removes the 10 day limit imposed on these foods in its 2017 guidance. As set out already in food law, the change means that from now on, food business operators (FBOs) can set a shelf life for fresh beef, pork and lamb in line with their existing food safety management systems, in the same way they already do for other types of food, and did for these fresh meats previous to the 2017 guidance. FSA’s decision reflects decades of international evidence of […]

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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 at home MicroTrumps record attempt CEd takes a new approach CFA Newsletter 54 October 2020

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Chlorate MRLs: Best Practice Guidance for FBOs

The EU chlorate MRLs Regulation 749/2020 has been in force since 28/6/20. The UK’s CFA-led Food & Biocides Industry Group (FBIG) and its partners secured in the Regulation more rational 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 production and washing Additional guidance for other processed/multicomponent foods is being developed by FBIG. For supplementary resources and background visit www.chilledfood.org/FBIG

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