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An EU break for the butcher, baker, fishmonger, ice cream shop and grocer

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is proposing  a simplified approach to food safety management in small retail businesses such as grocery shops, butchers, and bakeries. It  includes guidelines on how to identify the most relevant biological, chemical and physical hazards at each stage of the food production process, the activities or practices that make […]

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Brazillian meat giant to buy Danish Crown’s bacon

Brazil’s JBS has agreed to buy US-based Plumrose USA from Danish Crown in a definitive share purchase agreement, valued at $230m. The acquisition will see JBS take over five prepared food facilities and two logistics centres spanning four states across the eastern half of the US. All 1,200 jobs at Plumrose USA are safe, according […]

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Polish meat processor to rebuild plant after fire

Polish meat processor ZM Olewnik plans to rebuild its plant, which was significantly damaged in a fire last January, generating losses of about PLN100 million (€23m). “We are approaching our goal which is the full recovery of ZM Olewnik’s production activity,” the company said in a statement. “Until production is launched at the new plant, […]

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California couple sues SoyNut Butter for E. coli infection

A second federal lawsuit has been filed in U.S. District Court for Northern Illinois against the SoyNut Butter Co over the ongoing E. coli outbreak. The civil action also names John Does 1-3 to eventually rope in defendants “whose identifies and citizenship are presently unkown,” but who “were involved in the manufacture, distribution, and/or sales […]

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Whole Foods expands its Vulto Creamery related recall

Vulto Creamery’s expanded recall of raw milk cheeses has led Whole Foods Market to expand its recall to include Andes, Hamden and Walton Umber cheeses sold in eight stores in Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York. The cheeses have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. As of March 10, 2017, Vulto Creamery is […]

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