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18 Jun 2024

Is your food business ready for a crisis?

Even in a well-managed company, crises can occur suddenly and unexpectedly. Intertek's UK Food Technical Consultant Heather Hayward recalls a crisis situation and lessons learned.

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17 Jun 2024

Qualified Presumption of Safety (QPS)

The QPS approach simplifies safety assessment of microorganisms in EU food supply. It aids pre-assessment but doesn't guarantee market approval.

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13 Jun 2024

Cucumber Chronicles

Exploring the Benefits of Cucumbers for National Cucumber Day

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03 Jun 2024

Are you ready for the updated EU Breakfast Directives?

Understanding the upcoming requirements for honey, jam, fruit juices, and dried milk sold in the European Union.

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09 Apr 2024

Food Safety & Quality Culture

Peter’s Food share their journey to excellence and tips on how to meet the BRCGS requirement.

15 Feb 2024

Uncover Hidden Talents

Unveiling Unseen Brilliance: Strategies and Insights for Unearthing Hidden Talents in Your Organization

21 Nov 2023

European Protein Strategy 2023

Regulatory Challenges and Opportunities

07 Nov 2023

Cyberattacks in the Food Industry: A Recipe for Potential Disaster

Increased use of Technology Exposes Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities

06 Oct 2023

Tips to increase staff retention in restaurants

Food Safety Consultant Heather Hayward outlines some of the associated risks resulting from low staff retention in restaurants and solutions to help.

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18 Aug 2023

World Honeybee Day: Raising Awareness about the Importance of Honeybees

Understanding the significance of honeybees in ecosystems, their role in the maintenance of global food security, and current risks to their populations

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15 Aug 2023

3 Steps to a stress-free factory floor demo task during a food safety audit

Achieving a good result in a food safety audit is one of the key objectives of any food factory Technical or Quality Manager if they are on their journey to third-party certification.

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11 Aug 2023

New Amendment to Commission Regulation (EU) No 10/2011

Overview of key changes to the European Food Contact Plastics Regulation under (EU) 2023/1442

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27 Jun 2023

Five key takeaways from the EU ‘From the Hives’ report

An expert view from an Intertek honey authenticity scientist

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21 Mar 2023

The FDA’s Decision Regarding the Pathway Forward for Cannabidiol

Navigating the Changing Regulations in the United States

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10 Feb 2023

International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2023

Shining a spotlight on Intertek's women in science: An interview with Joanne Hubbard, Technical Specialist Manager, UK Food Services

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27 Jan 2023

VACCP and TACCP: The Best Line of Food Defence

“The best defence is a good offence“

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12 Jan 2023

HACCP Verification – An Introduction

HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) is an internationally recognised risk-based system utilised throughout the food supply chain

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18 Oct 2022

EFSA’s Statement on the Safety of Cannabidiol as a Novel Food

Data Gaps and How to Fill Them

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06 Oct 2022

How to Continually Improve Your Food Safety Management System

In an ever-changing world, establishing and maintaining a food safety programme is not enough. Every organisation must strive for continual improvement to stay compliant, relevant, and successful

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30 Aug 2022

Pyrrolizidine alkaloids: What food businesses need to know

In light of new European legislation coming into force for pyrrolizidine alkaloids, we sat down with Joanne Hubbard and Patrick McNamara, Technical Specialist Managers for the UK and Global markets at Intertek, to discuss these natural contaminants

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31 May 2022

In the hot seat: Acrylamide-related changes to California Proposition 65 Regulations for foods that undergo cooking or heat processing

Injunction for acrylamide-related lawsuits upheld and new proposed warnings labels for acrylamide in food

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26 Nov 2021

Alternative Proteins in Europe

Regulatory and Safety Hurdles

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20 Apr 2021

Honey Crystallization: A Natural Process

Why honey crystallizes and how to prevent it

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22 Jan 2021

Food Product Held at the U.S. Border...Now What?

Melamine Analysis for FDA Detention

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18 Dec 2020

Food Shelf Life Testing

The Science Behind "Sell by" Dates

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15 Dec 2020

Food Sensory Analysis

Assessments for Product Quality and Success

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18 Aug 2020

The growing risk of UK food fraud during the COVID-19 outbreak

Identifying the risk of food fraud during the COVID-19 pandemic and best practices for protecting food authenticity

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01 May 2020

Developing Sustainable Fisheries

An Overview of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) & Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)

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03 Mar 2020

Why Did My Part Break?

A Look at the Failure Analysis and Investigation Process

21 Oct 2019

Introduction to Canada’s Recreational Cannabis Edible Regulations

Health Canada Releases Final Regulations

12 Jul 2019

Dietary Fiber in the U.S.

An Update to the Dietary Fiber Inclusion List

09 Apr 2019

The Confusing World of CBD in Food and Supplements

Navigating Changing Regulations in Canada, the US, and the EU

05 Mar 2019

Navigating the Food Labelling World

Understanding global and local regulations

22 Jan 2019

BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Version 8

Are you aware of the changes implemented in this new version?

27 Nov 2018

Exploring the Food eCommerce Industry

Uncovering challenges, regulations and trends in this rising industry

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10 Apr 2018

Identification and Quantification of Volatile Organic Compounds in Food Contact Materials

Ensuring the safety of polymers used in food contact materials

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27 Feb 2018

196 Permitted Food Additives Under Review for Deletion in Japan

Manufacturers must respond to Japanese authorities to keep additives on the list

28 Jun 2017

How to Negate Risk in the Global Meat Trade

Don't get embroiled in meat scandals

20 Jun 2017

Proposition 65 vs. Processed Food Companies - A New (Costly) Thorn in Your Side

The addition of furfuryl alcohol, a natural by-product of thermal food processing, to the Proposition 65 list will likely result in added litigation risks for food/beverage manufacturers selling products in California.

15 Mar 2017

What Industry Should Know About the New Best Practices Guidelines for Probiotics

New industry guidelines will help reduce inconsistency and add clarity for consumers

02 Dec 2016

FDA Dietary Fiber Guidance and Its Impact on the Food Industry

The latest developments on dietary fiber may have a major impact on many companies currently making "dietary fiber" declarations in the U.S.

11 Nov 2016

Tackling e-Commerce in the Food Industry

An analysis of the growth of online sales specifically within the Food Industry

10 Nov 2016

Intertek welcomes New Novel Food EFSA Guidance Deadline

A critical step in the establishment of the new EU novel food Regulations

18 Oct 2016

When Food Safety is Paramount

Food hygiene in the food service industry

13 Sep 2016

Food Regulatory Update in China

Looking to Future Changes in the Industry

06 Sep 2016

FDA GRAS Rule About to be Finalized - Clarifications, but No Surprises

After 19 years as a proposed rule, the United States (U.S.) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will finalize the criteria by which food ingredients can be concluded to be "Generally Recognized as Safe" (GRAS)

30 Aug 2016

Food Contact Regulatory Framework in China 2016

Intertek provides insights into how the regulations in China are shaping up and the potential effects on industry.

26 Aug 2016

FDA's Updated Draft New Dietary Ingredient Guidance

Some Progress but No Dramatic Changes

19 Aug 2016

Sugar tax - taxing unhealthy behaviours

How the sugar tax will affect the food industry

28 Jun 2016

A further update to EU Novel Food Regulations

Intertek's EU food regulatory expert provides insights into how the regulations and guidance documents are shaping up and potential effects on industry.

21 Jun 2016

California Proposition 65 - Another Year of Businesses Paying the Price

The threat of settlement fees from notices of violation continue to loom over businesses in California.

20 May 2016

Food law has changed a lot in 500 years

Exploring the changes in food law 500 years since the first recorded food regulation was introduced

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08 Apr 2016

California Proposition 65 Update: BPA - End of the 1-year Grace Period

OHHEA plans to impose temporary emergency regulations for canned food retailers due to possible BPA-related litigation concerns.

08 Mar 2016

U.S. FDA Set to Increase Enforcement on Dietary Supplements

Office of Dietary Supplement Program set to increase industry oversight and consumer protection in light of high profile violations

23 Feb 2016

Getting New Animal Food Ingredients Into the U.S. Market

Emerging Developments in U.S. Animal Food Regulatory Acceptance

19 Feb 2016

EFSA Takes a Closer Look at Food Enzyme Exposure Assessments

Deadline for Public Consultation is 31 March 2016

16 Feb 2016

Safe food: a wish or reality?

An analysis of how safe our food really is.

26 Jan 2016

Added Sugar: Dietary Guidelines in the U.S. and Beyond

New U.S. Dietary Guidelines cracks down on added sugar

08 Dec 2015

On the trail of understanding consumer tastes

How sensory analysis can benefit your business

17 Nov 2015

EFSA’s Safety Opinion on Isoflavone-Containing Supplements for Post-Menopausal Women

Conclusions give pause but no safety concerns

03 Nov 2015

Revised EU Novel Foods Regulations Set for Adoption

Learn more about how these changes will impact you

01 Sep 2015

Sample testing in the global food supply chain

Where and how often in the supply chain should food sample testing take place?

25 Aug 2015

JECFA Releases Call for Data for 82nd Meeting

Learn more about JECFA and how this could impact your food substance.

11 Jun 2015

Engaging with webinars

With our working lives becoming increasingly pressured and time a precious commodity, why should we take time out for webinars?

08 May 2015

Updating the United States Food and Drug Administration's Redbook

Public commenting period has been extended to May 11, 2015

03 Mar 2015

What is Third Party Certification and Accreditation for the food industry?

An analysis of accreditation and certification and the value it can add to your business, wherever you sit along the global food supply chain.

22 Sep 2014

China: A Regulatory Update

Changes in novel food regulations will impact new and existing novel food products.

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28 Aug 2014

Durian Tested for Degree of Ripeness

A Farmer in Thailand was jailed for selling unripe Durian. But why? And why should we care?

18 Apr 2014

A Closer Look: Chocolate Easter Eggs, The Global Supply Chain

The average chunk of chocolate undergoes hundreds of assessments from the day the cocoa seed is planted.

03 Apr 2014

Requirements for a Gluten-Free Food Label

Do you know about the regulatory requirements for food labeling, specifically when it comes to gluten free products?