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The Implications of EC Proposals for Reducing Residual Levels of QAC’s

Presentation made by Dr. John Holah, Technical Director, Holchem Laboratories Ltd. at the Technical Forum Meeting on 1st October 2014.

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Histamine Poisoning

Histamine Poisoning

There are some concerns in the industry that operators should be more aware of the risks of histamine in relation particularly to tuna. Histamine occurs naturally in tuna and, if care is not taken, there is a very real risk of the bacteria growing and causing serious poisoning. This poisoning is very similar to a dangerous allergic response – so it is important for your employees and customers that care is taken to avoid this.

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Listeria Guidelines for Hospitals and Healthcare Centres

Listeria Guidelines for Hospitals and Healthcare Centres

The Food Standards Agency and the Department of Health have issued a factsheet reminding those providing food to vulnerable people of the key steps they can take to minimise the risk of listeriosis. This factsheet is mainly for those involved in healthcare catering. However, you may wish to be aware of this, particularly if any of you supply chilled ready-to-eat foods to healthcare organisations.

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The Microbiological Criteria for Foodstuffs Regulation

The Microbiological Criteria for Foodstuffs Regulation

The Microbiological Criteria for Foodstuffs Regulation has applied since 11 January 2006 and complements the EU food hygiene legislation. 

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Fruit and Vegetable Handling

Fruit and Vegetable Handling

Key points from Campden & Chorleywood Food Research Association publication: “Review of current industry practice on Fruit and Vegetable Decontamination”

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Product Purchasing Specifications

Product Purchasing Specifications

Detailed advice from the BSA's technical auditor on key factors to consider when purchasing sandwich making ingredients.

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