Entries by Barry O'Neill

July 2020 Food Safety News and Industry Round-up

July 2020 may come to be regarded as a landmark month in the history of food safety as it saw important updates from various stakeholders which will have immediate and long reaching impacts on how food safety practices are enforced and demonstrated. Both the SQFI and BRCGS made changes to their respective standards concerning the […]

June 2020 Food Safety News and Industry Round-up

With lockdowns easing globally most public-facing businesses have reopened in partial or full capacities depending on the local legislation. It is now apparent that the food industry has been considerably affected from these events and will likely face effects and learnings from this event in the coming months and years. During the month of June, […]

May 2020 Food Safety News and Industry Round-up

The monthly industry round-up seeks to compile updates concerning events that affect the overall industry each month. May 2020 continued a trend of unprecedented events in response to the public health crisis caused by the Coronavirus COVID-19. So far during the global response to this pandemic, we have typically sought to focus the articles compiled […]

Introducing E-book: Food Safety Oversight and Remote Working Challenges

The operational landscape for many businesses has changed with more food businesses now producing at increased levels of operational risk. A recent survey showed that more than 80% of food businesses are now facilitating remote work for food safety practices, while 60% of compliance departments are new to remote working. Compliance people, who are now […]

April 2020 Food Safety News and Industry Round-up

April 2020 was an unprecedented month in history as much of the globe’s economy came to a halt as measures to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 grew. The ramifications of these actions have affected all industries, including essential services such as the food industry. As these consequences develop, below is a snapshot of some of […]

March 2020 Food Safety News and Industry Round-up

Global headlines this month have been dominated by the spread and effects of Covid-19. Causing issues beyond public health, the consequences of the Coronavirus have permeated into almost all facets of society and are still very much ongoing. With many food businesses facing unprecedented levels of demand for their products while faced with the new […]

COVID-19 Food Safety Update

On March 11th the World Health Organization officially declared the COVID-19 Coronavirus a pandemic. Originating from China towards the end of 2019, the continued growth of this specific strain of Coronavirus has seen it quickly spread from the city of Wuhan in Hubei province to more than 180 countries, affecting more than 340,000 people and […]

February Food Safety News and Industry Round-up

As the coronavirus Covid-19 spreads further across the globe, its affect on the global food supply chain is, as yet, largely unfelt. However, February was not a quiet month elsewhere with significant news concerning the estimates of foodborne illness in the UK, UK trade post Brexit with the USA, FDA publishing final draft guidance on […]

How to build and structure a robust food safety compliance system

From leafy greens to pet food and everything in between, too often these days it seems as though recalls and issues for food safety issues are growing in frequency. One may argue that as we are becoming more aware of these events in this interconnected ‘Information of Things’ era our hyper-vigilance is moving us towards […]

November Food Safety News and Industry Round-up

November 2019 saw significant market changes between China, Canada and the United States, calls for increased sustainability from the UK government and significant moves from Malayasia to ensure palm oil exports remain compliant ahead of predicted EU changes in demand, as well as important news from the FDA concerning FSMA accredited laboratories and Co-Manufacturer Supplier […]