Entries by Barry O'Neill

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, […]

January 2021 Food Safety News and Industry Round-up

The year began with a reassessment of priorities from the FDA and new goals and objectives set from the European Union. While the UK has taken significant measures on its own exerting its post-Brexit autonomy, the EU drives closer links with China to create a safer infant food supply chain. All these and more are […]

Introducing Monitoring 2.0

One of the biggest issues most food companies have is what to do with the massive amounts of data that they collect from their food safety management systems. For many, much of this data is collected in the form of paper and excel. In an average hour of operations, they must capture a copious amount […]

December 2020 Food Safety News and Industry Round-up

Each month we deliver the industry round-up collecting the most significant events from around the world that are likely to affect our industry, food safety, and how we approach compliance. Our preference is not to center attention during this segment on Safefood 360°, our customers, or indeed any individual business unless the event is significant […]

November 2020 Food Safety News and Industry Round-up

In November the FDA provided clarity on its proposed rule for food traceability while by issuing multiple resources, the FAO issued guidance for risk-ranking at the national level and the governments of Australia and New Zealand considered the first changes to its shared regulatory system in more than 30 years. Read on for more.   […]

October 2020 Food Safety News and Industry Round-up

History was made in October 2020 as the United Nation’s World Food Programme was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Outside of a thoroughly well-deserved commendation the wider industry saw multiple other points of note with the release of SQF Edition 9, updates from the BRCGS on audit options, and the FDA seeking closer alignment for […]

September 2020 Food Safety News and Industry Round-up

In September 2020, the FDA have moved to expand the scope of its New Era of Smarter Food Safety while similar initiatives from the European Commission and the World Health Organization seek to increase improvements on coca sustainability and foodborne disease estimates. Read on for more.   FDA announce new rule for traceability The FDA […]

August 2020 Food Safety News and Industry Round-up

Following what may come to be regarded as one of the most important months in the history of food safety, August was a month where significant news could arguably be expected to be seen as trivial in comparison. However, with updates from the WHO on its global food safety strategy, the European Commission recognizing food […]