A new report that examines consumer shopping habits has revealed a lack of trust in food and beverage brands and Government institutions, and also reveals what transparency means to today’s consumers.
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With increased awareness of fraudulent food practices that affect businesses and consumers to varying degrees, comes a need to tackle them before they cause serious harm. New Food hears from two experts about new industry measures that aim to encourage whistleblowers to report without fear of consequence.
The US Food and Drug Administration has added QR codes to certain export certifications for food.
The research team described how synthetic microbial spores can be safely introduced onto objects and surfaces at a point of origin, such as a field or manufacturing plant, and be detected and identified months later, thus improving traceability.
Listen to our latest episode, where New Food's Bethan Grylls learns how the ingredients supplier and food testing lab are operating during these uncertain times.
The report findings are from a 2019 investigation into the contamination of romaine lettuce with several strains of E. coli O157:H7 which resulted in three outbreaks of foodborne illness traced back to the Salinas Valley growing region in California.
The Food Authenticity Network aims to provide information to help businesses secure food supply chains by mitigating food fraud, including fraud mitigation services, guides and reports, access to food authenticity centres and sign-posting to other useful services and resources.
Through the Cargill Cocoa Promise, the company uses technologies, such as mobile money, GPS mapping and digital data collection to allow for greater transparency on how cocoa is grown and sourced from farmers.
A report from Farm Journal and TSC has explored the relationship among farmers, their operation’s production data and conservation, revealing a potential disconnection between farmers and downstream supply chain organisations.
How can blockchain technology help improve the food industry? New Food hears from two experts about this technology's potential within the sector.