Entries by Barry O'Neill

September 2021 Food Safety News and Industry Round-up

FDA update A new Office of Digital Transformation The FDA has stepped up its efforts to prioritise its technology and data efforts with the launch of a new Office of Digital Transformation. The new office will realign the information technology, data management, and cyber security roles for the agency into a central office that reports […]

August 2021 Food Safety News and Industry Round-up

Higher food prices predicted by USDA New data from the USDA predicts a rise in food prices across categories for the remainder of 2021 and 2022. This follows significant increases already in 2020, with the price of food consumed at home now expected to increase between 2.5 and 3.5%, while food consumed away from the […]

July 2021 Food Safety News and Industry Round-up

There was no summer recess this month across Europe as several initiatives began and temporary controls were extended in response to challenges posed by COVID-19. Elsewhere, the UK government announced funding to track foodborne pathogens while Australia and Switzerland experienced different fortunes with foodborne illness outbreaks. Each month, our industry round up compiles the key […]

June 2021 Food Safety News and Industry Round-up

Each month we bring you the key concerns affecting food safety and compliance from around the world. This month brings updates from the FDA exemptions, USDA funding, EU foodborne illness declining, UK trade, South Korea digitalization and Campylobacter insights from Denmark, among others. Read on for more on each of these stories and sources for […]

Introducing LGC Assure: Connecting the dots of supply chain assurance

As part of our continued commitment to bringing value to our customers and all businesses in the supply chain, we are pleased to announce the launch of a new business group from our parent organisation LGC, a global leader in life science tools and solutions. With immediate effect, Safefood 360° and three other market-leading LGC […]

May 2021 Food Safety News and Industry Round-up

Despite a relatively quiet month for food safety in North America, globally, this May saw significant news from the WHO, EU, INFOSAN, and the Codex Alimentarius. As always, the industry round-up brings you the key talking points concerning these stories from around the globe, along with sources and further reading where appropriate. Read on for […]

April 2021 Food Safety News and Industry Round-up

This month the FDA made significant advancements to mitigate future leafy green recalls, increase the safety of baby food, and bring increased awareness to its New Era of Smarter Food Safety Blueprint. Although a relatively quiet month elsewhere, these and other important updates from around the world are included below. FDA update FDA action plan […]

IFSQN Webinar: Validation of Cleaning & Sanitation Programs

Validating cleaning and sanitation programs is a mandatory requirement under most GFSI food safety standards, and is typically assumed to be a fundamental pre-requisite by most organizations when looking for partners in their supply chain. Where cleaning processes are in place to eliminate a hazard, it should typically be validated in some form, and records […]

March 2021 Food Safety News and Industry Round-up

It has now been more than a year since COVID-19 has significantly impacted food businesses worldwide. March 2021, saw the aftershocks of this disruption with significant news on transparency and food safety from the EU, China and South Korea, delays in UK legislation, and advancements from BRCGS for its latest iteration, as well as updates […]

Introducing Food Safety Masterclasses

We have always prided ourselves on the fact that Safefood 360° is the only software solution created and run by food safety professionals which combines unparalleled domain subject knowledge to an innovative software platform built against a gap analysis of major retailer technical standards and GFSI requirements such as BRCGS and SQFI. This domain knowledge […]

February 2021 Food Safety News and Industry Round-up

Reflection and progression seemed to be central themes this February as the FDA reported that FSVP infractions were the main reasons for citations following observations, while EU nations have reported difficulties performing their own observations due to a lack of resources. Read more on each of these and other areas of note for the global […]

Product Update: Traceability Reports for Product and Material Vertical Audits

We are pleased to announce the latest enhancement to the platform now means users can conduct vertical audits of products and materials within seconds. Traceability exercises and audits are an important component of GFSI audits which require food businesses to show full oversight of all products and materials through all stages of processing and dispatch, […]