CLEAN HANDS – old dirt, new dirt

By Karen Constable and Juliana Elliott – HACCP International Hand hygiene is an area which has received a lot of attention lately, both in the health care industry and in the food industry.  As a result, there’s plenty of new research and new technologies around the topic of hand hygiene.  Here, we take a look at some old ideas and some new ideas. Old idea:  Washing hands is all about killing bacteria. New idea:  Removing viruses from hands – particularly noroviruses – is an equally important, if not more important, reason to strive for clean hands. In recent years, norovirus Read more...

2024-05-01T20:06:02+11:00

Visit to Northern USA November 2023

HACCP International Technical Director – Martin Stone, recently travelled to Northern USA regions to meet with several key clients and to discuss how HACCP International can form closer, value-added relationships with our clients. Read more…

2024-03-15T14:09:22+11:00

Food Safety in Japan Elevated – “Japan has always enjoyed a ‘safety culture’ and over the past 5 years, the interest in food safety has continued to expand”, says Martin Stone, Director HACCP International, following a visit to Japan in June.

The visit combined connecting with a number of certified businesses in the region and a visit to the FOOMA Trade Show in Tokyo hosted by the Japan Food Machinery Manufacturers Association. In addition to visiting a number of certified businesses on their stands, Mr Stone had the opportunity to speak with several businesses whose product had  ‘food safety’ characteristics. “It was great to meet with our certified customers on their stands and to see how they are presenting their products to the marketplace”, Mr Stone commented, “they all feel that ‘food safety’ is a key differentiating point with their Read more...

2023-11-21T17:08:11+11:00

The 43rd edition of HostMilano, the leading event in the HoReCa world where international key players meet to discover the latest innovations and trends.

HACCP International was delighted to attend HOST Milano at the end of October. Host is the premier equipment event in the world and it was great for us to be able to interact with so many clients whose certified products were on show. HOST brings together exhibitors and visitors from more than 165 countries with a total of 180,000 attendees.  Bill Simos, a Director at HACCP International said ‘Host is always the Number 1 event in the calendar however the 2023 event is the best I’ve been to over many years of attending. The innovation on display was spectacular Read more...

2023-10-26T09:18:52+11:00

The New Food Standard 3.2.2A in regard to Food Safety Management Tools takes effect from December 2023.

Food service, caterers and related retail businesses in Australia need to meet new food safety requirements in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Code) from 8 December 2023. Standard 3.2.2A is a new food safety standard for these types of businesses that aims to improve food safety and support consumer confidence. Standard 3.2.2A of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code introduces 3 mandatory food safety management tools for food businesses, depending on their food handling activities: Food Safety Supervisor. A food safety supervisor (FSS) must be a person who has recognised, formal certification as a FSS, obtained in Read more...

2023-10-13T15:11:23+11:00
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