For further information see link here
BRC have released a draft version of their next edition of the BRCGS Global Food Safety Standard. It is anticipated that Version 9 of this standard will be released mid-late 2022.
For further information see link here
Australia has commenced a 2 year commercial pilot allowing commercial importation of kava as a food with limited use.
Correct Food Systems is working with a number of suppliers/ importers of commercial kava/ water beverages and powder to ensure the kava products are compliant and labelled correctly. Refer to our page KAVA Importation Trial
The NSW Government announced on 30 June 2021 that all workplaces much have a QR code.
From 12 July 2021, workplaces and businesses will need to display the Service NSW QR code and take reasonable steps to ensure people entering their premises check-in using the Service NSW QR codes or digital sign-in sheet.
Signing in at a business or workplace using the Service NSW QR Code is now required for
staff and visitors such as maintenance workers, delivery drivers, and take away customers who visit the site.
For visitors without a digital device, other check-in forms must be available.
Visit Service NSW for more information about setting up a QR Code.
Get a QR Code:
SANZ has approved adjustments to allergen labeling for food products in Australia.
Proposal 1044 was approved and gazetted in February 2021.
The changes known as Plain English Allergen Labelling, adjust the requirements for how allergens must be declared for food and beverage products.
Learn more- in this special edition newsletter.
Or see our PEAL webpage.
Watch a short information interview on U Tube
Use the AFCG and Allergen Bureau Industry guidance document
There was a update to Health Star Rating requirements in late 2020.
Use the Health Star Rating xl calculator - latest version to ensure the HSR calculation are compliant and correct. All products labelled after 15 November 2020 must have compliant, correct and current Health Star Rating information.
For products labelled before 15 November 2020, food businesses have 2 years to trade out the labelled stock. The Health Start Rating information / graphic must be correct by 14 November 2022
Food Service businesses are now gearing up to reopen their business and manage the recovery of their business, as each state and territory lift restrictions on restaurants, caterers, events, accommodation, pubs and clubs.
To ensure no set backs and compliance to the Government requirements, businesses need to be informed, plan for success, and support both staff, and customers to work and transact in a safe manner.
Each business will need to determine a new way of operating, with increased protections for all in place.
There are a number of excellent resources to assist.
CFS offers these reminders to businesses, who are operating during the midst of the Covid 19 pandemic, or those businesses who are planning to re open, once lockdown restrictions are lifted.
As discussed in the the CFS U Tube videos and elsewhere, operating of a food business in these times requires each food business to maintain food safety practices.
Operating in these times should see a reinforcement in the importance of procedures such as
Businesses should implement additional strategies such as
Each State and Territory Health Authority has information for businesses during these times.
NSW Food Authority has some guidance available at
With the relaxation of state and territory planning laws, and allowances for changes of scope of business activities in the food service industry, many restaurants and caterers are finding alternative ways of selling their produce. We have seen many businesses offer delivery services for meals, ready to eat, or offering meal or grocery meal components.
Here are some reminders on food safety for home deliveries.
There is also a useful resource sheet published by The Victorian Health Department :
CFS U Tube. Discussion of preparation for the food industry to emerge from Australia's Covid 19 lockdown. Episode 2.2
Correct Food Systems will continue to post useful Corona Virus documents here on this website/ blog / news page for our client to refer to or pass on....
Verification of Domestic Dishwasher effective in destroying Corona Virus on cutlery and crockery.
Validation evidence for killing COVID19 in a domestic dishwasher, provided the correct chemicals are used at the correct rate.
Refer to documents below:
Verification of Environmental Cleaning and Sanitation for COVID 19
South Australia has updated their information about how to effectively clean and sanitise surfaces during the COVID 19 Pandemic
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