Assuring Produce Safety: CFA publishes microbiological guidance for growers – 2nd edition (Nov 2007)

The new revised second edition of CFA’s successful ‘Microbiological Guidance for Produce Suppliers to Chilled Food Manufacturers’ is now available. Aimed at suppliers and growers of fresh, frozen and dehydrated produce – both organic and conventional, the primary aim of this Guidance is to help to minimise food safety risks. The safety of fresh produce is assured primarily by hygienic growing, handling and preparation conditions. By focusing on using risk assessment and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) in the field, this document provides clear guidance to all growers of produce on the main microbial food safety hazards and their […]

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4th Edition of CFA Best Practice Guidelines published (25 Jan 2006)

Continuing its commitment to enhancing food hygiene standards, the Chilled Food Association has published the fourth edition of its hugely successful “Best Practice Guidelines for the Production of Chilled Food”. The “Guidelines” are widely recognised as the benchmark for best practice in the chilled food industry and constitute the standards of operation required for membership of the Association. They are also in line with new EU food hygiene legislation as well as Codex Alimentarius Codes of Practice. Reflecting the dynamism of the ever-increasing range of chilled food products on the market and the technical complexity of the chilled food business […]

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CFA publishes water quality management guidelines (3 Jan 2006)

The Chilled Food Association has published the second edition of its “Water Quality Management Guidelines” providing unique guidance to chilled food manufacturers and their suppliers on what should be included in their site water quality management policies. By law, UK water supplies must be ‘wholesome’ but the supplier of the water is only responsible for its quality up until the point of delivery to the factory site. This means that the food producer is responsible for maintaining the quality of the water once it enters the site water distribution system. In addition where a private water supply is used, the […]

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