CFA Gets Behind Fridge Temperature Awareness Push

CFA is supporting WRAP’s Chill the Fridge Out campaign (16 October – 4 November) which aims to reduce food waste by raising consumer awareness of correct fridge temperatures. WRAP reports that £15 billion worth of edible food is binned by UK households every year, with incorrect storage being cited as a major cause of its waste. Fridges need to be kept at 5°C max. Temperatures above this mean that food spoils quicker and gets thrown away earlier. But WRAP’s research has revealed that half the population doesn’t know what temperature their fridge should be. Additionally, they found that the average […]

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CFA a UK Food Waste Reduction Roadmap Early Adopter

Today (25 September 2018) the UK Food Waste Reduction Roadmap is launched, with CFA an Early Adopter signatory, committing to a landmark roadmap aiming to halve UK food waste by 2030. The Roadmap encompasses the entire supply chain from field to fork, and clearly shows the actions large businesses will take to address food waste both in their own operations, and by working to support their suppliers. It also sets out how these businesses can engage with consumers to help reduce their food waste. As a signatory of Courtauld 2025 and the UK Plastics Pact, CFA is delighted to play […]

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New publication: Guidelines for Setting Shelf Life of Chilled Foods in Relation to Non-proteolytic Clostridium botulinum

Guidelines for Setting Shelf Life of Chilled Foods in Relation to Non-proteolytic Clostridium botulinum UK food industry and UK and Australian research organisations have produced this guidance, which is designed to ensure that sufficient information is provided by FBOs and laboratories to arrive at valid decisions regarding the shelf life of chilled foods in relation to non-proteolytic Clostridium botulinum. The Guidelines are intended to also support FBOs when challenged by Competent Authorities. The Guidelines summarise in an accessible way: How Food Business Operators should establish shelf life in relation to non-proteolytic Clostridium botulinum, What needs to be considered and what […]

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