Risk management

How to Prevent Foodborne Illness Outbreaks in the Food Supply Chain

Foodborne illness outbreaks can have serious health consequences for customers. The involved food businesses also often face high costs as well as significant reputation damage. Each day, almost 500 New Zealanders fall ill from food poisoning, according to the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI). Foodborne illness can cause mild to severe symptoms, ranging from stomach …

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How to Improve your Food Safety Management with Risk Categories, Alerts, and Escalations

Food safety is a serious issue that still affects people on a global scale. Each year, unsafe food causes 600 million foodborne diseases and 420 000 deaths globally (WHO). It is, therefore, no wonder that 60 percent of people worldwide are worried about food safety and that consumed food could harm them within the next …

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The 8 most important Food Safety Factors every Food Business Should Know

Not taking food safety practices seriously can pose significant business risks to food businesses. The lack of food safety compliance might not only affect the health of customers and staff but can also cause serious damage to the food company’s reputation. However, improper handling and preparation of food are still causing most of the occurring …

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Rising Food Allergies Make Safe Food Handling and Staff Training Imperative

Food allergies appear to be on the rise worldwide, with between 6% and 8% of New Zealand children and 2% to 4% of Kiwi adults having an allergy to at least one food, according to Allergy NZ. Even the slightest traces of allergens in food products can have a fatal outcome for customers having a …

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