This week, let’s check out the top stories from food challenges, audits and scandals all over the world:
By 2050, the world population is expected to reach 9.2 billion. To ensure food availability for everyone, the world needs to increase food production by 70 per cent. Faced with dwindling agricultural land, less water for irrigation and rising energy and labour costs, it will be a daunting task.
Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has recently conducted Food Safety Audit all over India to check the quality of food (and other factors related to food) provided in country’s topmost educational institutions.
The majority of retail food stores graded in Dutchess and Ulster counties received the highest rating under a new statewide system for food safety inspections that began last month. State officials believe the letter-based system will increase transparency for consumers, and food-safety groups have applauded the change.
The food safety division under the state health department is all set to roll out its first mobile lab to curb adulteration by facilitating on-the-spot testing of samples at nominal rates. The minibus, allocated by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is equipped with laboratory apparatuses.
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Russell Hume, the meat supplier at the centre of a major meat scandal has gone into administration, blaming food watchdogs for handling the situation badly. Following the discovery that the meat was being labelled with the wrong use-by date, FSA ordered to stop production.
A training seminar has been organised in the Georgian capital Tbilisi and focused on increasing awareness of food safety and quality standards, including relevant information for farmers, farmer groups and cooperatives, in the context of Georgia’s Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) agreement with the EU.