ACMSF recommends ‘universal’ adoption of CFA principles (26 September 2008)

CFA welcomes the call by the UK Government’s Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food (ACMSF) for ‘universal adoption’ of hazard analysis and HACCP principles set out in CFA’s Best Practice Guidelines for the Production of Chilled Foods (4th ed), and urges their universal enforcement. ACMSF’s Ad Hoc Group on Vulnerable Groups reported today on evidence relating to the increased incidence of human Listeria monocytogenes infection in the elderly. ACMSF recognises the efficacy of the professional chilled prepared food manufacturing industry’s measures to minimise Listeria monocytogenes contamination of foods and their clear differentiation from the approaches of other sectors. […]

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Fire risk minimisation: Code of Practice for the Food Industry Supported by Insurers (Nov 2007)

A new food industry Code of Practice on Fire Risk Minimisation has been published by the Insurers’ Fire Research Strategy Scheme (‘InFiReS’), in association with the Association of Insurers and Risk Managers in Commerce (‘AIRMIC’) and the Food Industry Panels Group (‘FIPG’). The Code has the support of the UK insurance industry. It updates the previous guidance published in 2003 by the FIPG – a broad consortium of trade associations in the food manufacturing, storage and distribution sectors led by the Chilled Food Association (CFA). Designed to provide advice across all the various sectors of the food industry, the new […]

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Relaunched website for the chilled food industry (Nov 2007)

The Chilled Food Association has relaunched its highly successful website at www.chilledfood.org. With improved navigation and search facilities the newly designed website continues to offer a wealth of information on food safety and hygiene as well as resources for journalists, students, authorities, enforcers and industry. The website provides a unique repository for: guidance (downloads) on safety assurance, hygiene, management, shelf life, and legislation e.g. Microbiological Criteria for Food Regulations 2073/2005/EC; industry information such as market data; chilled food-related events (i.e. courses, conferences and exhibitions); CFA position statements on a variety of issues; and information for students. The website is linked […]

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