food safety

Mitigating Coronavirus Risks in Food Processing and Handling Facilities

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By Heena Patel, SCS Global Services

With the food industry on the frontlines of the Covid-19 pandemic, mitigating risk of exposure to the coronavirus in the workplace is crucial. Companies involved in every part of the food supply chain – from food production and processing to handling, distribution and retail – are stepping up to do their part.

Happy International School Meals Day

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The challenge
In Russia, the milk and dairy products consumption level is decreasing. In 1989, the milk consumption level was 396 kg/capita/year. By 2016 it had decreased to 236 kg. Many children do not get the nutrition that they need. Calcium consumption is only half of the reference intake.  Funding for school feeding is also challenge and, in many cases, parents have to pay for school meals. 

SCS Global Services Now Offers FSSC 22000 Certification

Sustainability Expert Expands Its Comprehensive Suite of Food Safety and Quality Services
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., November 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ – SCS Global Services (SCS) is pleased to announce that it has added FSSC 22000 certification, a complete food safety management systems certification scheme, to its comprehensive suite of professional auditing, training and support services for the food industry. FSSC 22000 is benchmarked to the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and is based on ISO 22000  and ISO 22002 standards, which provides global recognition and credibility. The robust framework addresses food safety risk management across the entire supply chain.

SCS Global Services Partners with TraceTrust to Provide Food Safety and HACCP Trainings for the Expanding Legal Cannabis and Hemp Industries

Partnership provides vital tools and training to assure safe consumer products
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SAN FRANCISCO, October 1, 2019 /3BL Media/- SCS Global Services (SCS) and TraceTrust are pleased to announce a joint partnership to provide Food Safety and HACCP trainings for the emerging legal Cannabis and Hemp Industries. The new training programs will ensure that existing cannabis and hemp companies, and those looking to enter these growing markets, will have the tools and training to succeed.

The Heart of Summer Calls for Heart-Healthy Grilling Tips

Chefs from Aramark Offer Simple Tips to Make Your End-of-Summer Grilling Healthier and More Delicious
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With vegetable gardens in full bloom, and the heat keeping us out of the kitchen, August is grill season at its peak. We tapped the culinary expertise of our Aramark certified chefs to create a list of proven summer tips to make healthier and more plant-forward meals that will have your guests asking for more. Check out these ideas, and read the press release.

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Technology Advancements Boost Traceability in the Food Sector

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This article series is sponsored by General Mills and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.

In cases of widespread foodborne illness, like last year’s E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, the next step is to determine where along the food supply chain the contamination occurred. That’s where food traceability—the ability to trace a product through every step in the supply chain, from point of origin to final retail location—comes into play.  

How Companies Can Step Up on Safer Food

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By Boma Brown-West

Even if you haven’t heard of perchlorate, chances are that you probably have eaten it. Perchlorate is a chemical used in plastic packaging and food handling equipment for dry food like cereal, flour, and spices to reduce the buildup of static charges.

Foldit – a Year on: Over 1,000 Gamers Help to Combat the Most Powerful Foodborne Carcinogen

By David Crean
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Originally published on LinkedIn

Exactly a year ago on World Food Day 2017, Mars and some of our global partners, said “game on!” to a toxin pervasive in many food supply chains - aflatoxin. Since then people from around the world have been working to investigate new approaches with the objective of creating the demise of aflatoxin. In this case, with a computer simulation called Foldit.

ISO-22000 Food Safety Management Certification Now Offered by SCS

Latest Addition to SCS' Suite of Food Safety Services
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., October 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ -  SCS Global Services (SCS), a trusted third-party certification body and pioneer in the fields of food safety, quality, and sustainability, is pleased to announce that it has been accredited as a certifier under the ISO 22000:2005 international standard for food safety management. The standard provides robust food safety management requirements for growers, food manufacturers, processors, packers, retailers, and other entities across the human food and animal feed supply chains.

From Farm to Blockchain: Walmart Tracks Its Lettuce

The giant retailer will begin requiring lettuce and spinach suppliers to contribute to a blockchain database that can rapidly pinpoint contamination.
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When dozens of people across the country got sick from eating contaminated romaine lettuce this spring, Walmart did what many grocers would do: It cleared every shred off its shelves, just to be safe.

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