CFA Annual Report 2018

CFA’s Annual Report for 2018 is now published and available to download. Highlights include: Project BLUE: funded by National Biofilms Innovation Centre International Shelf Life & Botulinum Guidance: published with BRC/LFR/MLA/QIB GFSI biocides: microbial resistance paper, user guidance to minimise traces in foods developed SUSSLE3: completed, extending applicability to wider WIP Third Party Laboratories: issues identified, activity planned ACMSF: engaged on biocides, VP/MAP guidance    

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CFA November 2018 Newsletter

In this edition: Guidance on Shelf Life with respect to Clostridium botulinum Post-Brexit EU Law Comments to ACMSF on potential impacts of biocides regulation on food hygiene WRAP Brings Fridge Issue in from the Cold [Chill the Fridge Out campaign] On the Road to Less Waste [UK Food Waste Reduction Roadmap] Health & Safety Matters Green light for Blue light project Aylesford School’s unique activities linking food technology and science teaching Big Bang East Midlands New CEd Banners Summer Schools CFA NEWSLETTER No.50 November 2018      

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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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