The global food supply chain is becoming increasingly stretched and complex, introducing new and additional risks that – if not managed properly – can cause food safety systems to collapse. Every year, pests cause significant damage to the food industry. The Centre for Economic and Business Research (CEBR) estimated £11.8 billion in lost revenue due to pest incidents alone, not considering the magnitude of the legal, social and operational consequences of a pest infestation. As part of our commitment to advancing food safety, we help food businesses tackle emerging risks that can significantly impact communities, health systems, business revenue and reputation. There isn’t any leeway for food businesses when it comes to pests. So, we take a proactive approach to prevent infestations, deal with outbreaks and stop further contamination that’s always in line with industry best practices and food safety regulations.
There are many factors in food processing which businesses need to consider when ensuring food safety for consumers.
Being one of the last key points in the food supply chain, it is important for food producer and retailers such as supermarkets and grocery stores to ensure food safety is met
Every food business is required to follow the legal requirements for food safety. Supermarkets, grocery stores and other businesses in the food retail sector are no exceptions.
New applications using IoT technologies are constantly showing promise for improving food safety in food processing facilities.
As the Internet of Things (IoT) gets underway, previously ‘dumb’ devices (irons, dumbbells, cups – yes, really) are becoming digitally intelligent.
The food processing industry has the prime responsibility for food safety by ensuring the materials and products supplied to them, as well as their produces and processes, are safe for the consumer.
The global food trade has enormous impact on both the health of populations and the economies of nations. Around 600 million people become ill and 420,000 die each year from food-borne diseases, according to WHO.
Most of us have experienced a number of insect pests that are attracted to our food, whether at home or eating out, in pubs, restaurants or picnics. Insect pests such as flies, wasps and cockroaches are relatively easy to spot due to their size.
In recent years food fraud has become much more of an issue for consumers, thanks to viral news articles and social media. But in fact, it has actually existed since 1784, according to an article in Food Quality and Safety.
Food is so easily available these days we take it for granted. We expect, without much consideration, that the food we buy in supermarkets and corner shops is safe to eat.
The increasing globalisation and complexity of food supply chains has made it more vital than ever to develop new tools for maintaining and monitoring food safety.
The Internet of Things is transforming the way we interact with the world. It connects a wide range of sensors and devices, collects and stores the data they generate for analysis, and provides new insights into the world around us.
Discover how technology and innovation can help transform food safety to help address global challenges the supply chain is currently facing.
Pests have a huge impact on food businesses. In the hospitality sector, they can potentially come into contact with surfaces, ingredients or storage areas and spread pathogens.
In August 2018, the leading brand and consumer protection organisation, BRCGS published Issue 8 of its internationally recognised Global Standard for Food Safety.
In recent years, there has been a progressive push towards the sustainable use of pesticides to prevent overuse and pest resistance.
World food trade is valued to be around $300-400 billion, according to FAO. With the demand for food rising to meet the ever growing world population, food safety is becoming, even more, important.
Before COVID-19, the food industry had a multitude of challenges: an ever-increasing complex supply chain, stringent legislation and rising standards for compliance and audits, political and environmental upheavals in parts of the world (Brexit, climate change)
Discover what hotels and restaurants need to do to ensure the highest standards in food safety are attained and continually sustained for business success.
In recent years, much has been written about the Internet of Things and its potential to revolutionise the way businesses and public services operate.