This week, let’s check out the top stories from food challenges, audits and scandals all over the world:

Sustainability: 2050 food challenge

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.

India’s top colleges including AIIMS, IIT flunked in Food Safety Audit conducted by FSSAI

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.

Dutchess, Ulster food stores score highly under new rating system

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.

Food safety comes on four wheels

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.

Blockchain technology: Increasing trust, traceability & security in the food industry

How blockchain applications can be beneficial for companies and consumers? Hyped as a potentially game-changing pioneering innovation, blockchain technology is inspiring change and innovation in the global food and beverage industry.

Russell Hume goes into administration, blaming the FSA for overreacting to ‘fake steak’ scandal

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.

Training to help Georgian farmers understand EU food safety and quality standards

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.

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