May 2020 – News Brief

Food 101 – Stories About Food. These are reader-friendly articles, 107 in total now, that present important information in a way that helps consumers to make informed choices and avoid food-related health issues, amongst other things. Examples of several of the new articles include: Your Freezer Temperature May Not be What You Think It is; To Wash or Not to Wash – That is the Question; Confusing Food Safety with Food Quality.  All are written and presented by Dr. Don Mercer, Fellow of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology.

The Food Safety Handbook published by The International Finance Corporation (IFC)—the IFC’s new Food Safety Handbook: A Practical Guide for Building a Robust Food Safety Management System, now in its fourth edition, has input from leading industry experts to identify and eliminate problems along the entire food supply chain long before they affect consumers or the bottom line of businesses. The handbook is a practical instruction manual aimed at business owners who seek to develop or improve a food safety system. Companies of any size, location, or point along the food production chain can apply the handbook’s rules and lessons to establish a systematic approach to food safety. The handbook’s templates can also be tailored to specific needs. The handbook has proven successful with food sector businesses in Africa, Asia, and Europe, providing practical information that covers prerequisite programs, the hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP) system, food safety management.

The IUFoST Board of Directors Interim Report May 2020 is now available.