CFA continues to support members on COVID-19

The Association was quick to respond to the impact of the pandemic, with its first COVID-related message to members being on 27 January 2020. Because of the volume of information a dedicated confidential Emergencies WhatsApp group was created in early March 2020. The group now has some 85 members, exchanging information technical and regulatory developments and solving problems in real time. The group is active 24/7 and has hosted 2,000+ confidential messages to date. In addition to this CFA is lobbying for usage of Lateral Flow Testing in a targeted way (‘Targeted Testing’) focusing on high-risk staff and troubleshooting. CFA […]

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Chlorate and Hygiene Biocides

Years of ultimately successful lobbying of the European Commission by the Food & Biocides Industry Group (CFA News 54) around the regulation of maximum residue limits of chlorate in food materials have received further recognition and support from the Health & Safety Executive. The Group, established and chaired by CFA’s Karin Goodburn, has now issued various Chlorate MRL Best Practice Compliance Guidance Documents. They are all available as free downloads from the CFA website (www.chilledfood.org/FBIG) and include guidance on multicomponent food written by Karin. Karin explains: “With HSE expecting companies to be ready for potential challenges on traces of chlorates, […]

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Getting to Grips with Third Party Laboratories

CFA has published the latest in its influential guidance documents for the chilled industry. How to Get the Best from Third Party Laboratories is available free to download. Developed with Food Standards Scotland the guidance was produced in response to calls for guidance from members and agreed by other associations to be a priority issue for all sectors. This first edition focuses on food microbiology. Industry has legal responsibilities to ensure that food is safe, accurately described and labelled, and does not mislead the consumer. Where industry uses laboratory testing to help it meet those responsibilities, for validation or verification, […]

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