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Four food technologies that could have a lasting impact on the food industry
CSIRO (Australia) outline four food technologies that could have a lasting impact on the food industry: High Pressure Processing (HPP) Pulse Electric Fields Ultrasound Shockwave Technology Review and download the article here....
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Food Safety Trends for 2020
Checkit (UK) have published an interesting article on food safety trends for 2020. Enter your contact details (no cost for access) and you can download and review the article here....
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Allergen Risk - Milk in Dark Chocolate
The Allergen Bureau and the Australian Food and Grocery Council has provided guidance to food businesses on declaration of milk in dark chocolate, following the recent recalls in Australia and New Zealand. You can review and download the guidelines here....
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Calculator for sanitiser preparation
Use this on-line calculator for determining the amount of concentrated sanitiser to use to prepare your desired in-use sanitiser concentration.  https://www.indigoinstruments.com/sanitizer-dilution-calculator.php...
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Shelf life of shell eggs
New Zealand Food Safety (MPI) has amended the shelf life requirements for clean un-cracked eggs to 35 days at room temperature. This change does not affect the shelf life requirements for other types of eggs e.g. cracked or broken eggs. Operators may still choose to chill their clean un-cracked eggs...
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Exemption from needing to register under the Food Act 2014
Some food businesses do not need to register under the Food Act 2014 (but do need to ensure the food they make and sell is safe and suitable).  MPI have published a useful booklet on businesses that are exempt. You can download the document here....
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Guide to Alcoholic Beverages - composition and labelling
MPI have released an excellent guide to the labelling and composition requirements for alcoholic beverages. It contains detailed information on how to categorise alcoholic beverages, which ones can be sold in New Zealand supermarkets/grocery shops, permitted ingredients and additives, and labelling ...
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Hemp seed can now be sold as a food
MPI has announced that amendments to regulations to allow the sale of hemp seeds as food come into effect today (12/11/2018). You can review and download the requirements for selling hemp seed as a food, including product labelling, here ....
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New guide for businesses on food safety governance and food safety culture
New Zealand Food Safety (MPI) has released a new publication that provides foundation food safety information for directors, executives and owners of food businesses. To review the press release, and download the guidance document and accompanying poster click here...
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New Compendium of Microbiological Criteria for food released
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) have published an updated version (September 2018) of their Compendium of Microbiological Criteria for Food. This provides an excellent summary of typical microbiological limits for ready to eat foods, together with information on food pathogens, indicato...
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