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African experts have highlighted the main food safety concerns, challenges, and potential solutions for the continent at the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) virtual annual meeting.
The roundtable discussion included specialists from South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Gambia. The majority highlighted mycotoxins as one of the top issues.
Lucia Anelich, director of Anelich Consulting, presented the situation in South Africa.
“Our main food safety issues from a bacterial point of view are Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes, Shiga toxin-producing E. coli, particularly E. coli O157, and Campylobacter. We are not spending a lot of time and effort on Campylobacter although it is believed to be problematic in the country, particularly in the poultry sector. From a mycotoxins perspective, our main problems are aflatoxins, fumonisin, and to a certain extent deoxynivalenol.”
Move to update rules in South Africa
Anelich said not all the system is risk-based but there is a push … Read more
During the modernization era for meat and poultry, how fast carcasses are moved across the slaughter floor is an issue that’s created controversies involving both food safety and worker safety.
Line speed, as it is called, is a current issue before multiple federal Courts and Congress.
Dr. Mindy Brashears, Under Secretary of USDA for Food Safety, inherited the task of resolving modernization issues from the previous and current administrations. New inspection rules were first adopted for poultry in 2014 and followed by swine in late 2019.
Beef plants are also getting the option of filing for modernization waivers.
And while the line speed controversies have continued to boil, it has not resulted in much new information –until now. A new study finds increased line speed in young chicken slaughter establishments does not increase Salmonella contamination risks.
“From FSiS (Food Safety and Inspection Service) perspective, it does help us,” Brashears told … Read more
For the first time in 75 years, the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) isn’t filling the hotel and conference rooms of a lucky city with close to 5,000 of its members attending its annual meetings.
Because the coronavirus pandemic continues, IAFP’s 2020 Annual Meeting is underway virtually, beginning today and running through Wednesday.
Only twice since it began in 1911 has IAFP skipped its annual meetings, both times during the dark days of World War II. Since then, IAFP’s annual gatherings came to be recognized as the leading food safety conference worldwide.
Were it not for the pandemic, IAFP’s 2020 Annual Meeting would have occurred during July in Cleveland.
For the Des Moines, IA-based IAFP staff of about a dozen professionals and its international Board of Directors, the pandemic upended their year. The IAFP Annual Meeting is, well, complicated with numerous moving parts.
Shutting down Cleveland and still fulfilling … Read more
The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) is recognizing its award winners a bit differently this time. With this year’s meeting being online, the IAFP is recognizing its winners with personalized award videos.
Below is a list of the 2020 International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) Award recipients. You can learn more about this year’s recipients and the history behind each award by watching their videos. The IAFP says it is proud to honor its 2020 awardees and recognizes their accomplishments with these short video presentations.
Black Pearl Award
Presented in recognition of a company’s outstanding achievement in corporate excellence in food safety and quality.
Sponsored by: F&H Food Equipment Company
Ajinomoto Foods North America, Inc, Ontario, California
Presented to Member(s) who have contributed to IAFP and its Affiliates with distinction over an extended period of time.
Robert Buchanan, Mickey Parish
President’s Lifetime Achievement Award
Given … Read more