FSSC 22000: Version 4.1 came into force on 1 January

[quote align=”center”]The International Standard FSSC 22000 version 4.1 for food safety was published in July 2017 and came into force on 1st January.[/quote] The 4.1 version of the FSSC 22000 standard, published in July 2017, came into force on January 1st. It also underwent a change in December (BoS decision list). The Foundation FSSC 22000 … Continued

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BRC Global Standard AGENTS and BROKERS: issue 2

[quote align=”center”]Issue 2 of BRC Global Standard Agents and Brokers will enter into force from February, 2018. [/quote] In just over a month, on February 1st, 2018, the second issue of the BRC Global Standard for Agents and Brokers will be effective. It reflects the current thinking in product safety, expands the scope to incorporate … Continued

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IFS Logistics: available ver. 2.2 of the standard

[quote align=”center”]IFS publishes version 2.2 of its IFS Logistics standard.[/quote] An update of the IFS Logistics standard has been published (ver.2.2 December 2017); currently the document is exclusively in English. The new version will be mandatory from June 1st, 2018, with a transition period starting from March 1st, 2018 during which companies can decide whether they … Continued

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Labelling: Italy approves the Sanctions Decree on the Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011

[quote align=”center”]Approved, on Monday December 11th, 2017, the Legislative Decree laying down the disciplinary rules for the violation of the provisions of Regulation (EU) no. 1169/2011, on the provision of food information to consumers and the adaptation of national legislation to the provisions of the same Regulation (EU) no. 1169/2011 and Directive 2011/91/EU [/quote] The … Continued

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Almater offices Christmas closure

Our offices will be closed from Monday, December 25th until Friday, January 5th. Thanks to our Customers, Collaborator and Partners for the fantastic 2017 spent together and we wish a Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year! Almater Team.

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IFS Food: available ver. 6.1 of the standard

[quote align=”center”]Available new version of the standard IFS Food.[/quote] IFS took the decision to publish a modified version of IFS Food 6 (IFS Food 6.1 November 2017) which will include some additional requirements. This modified version will come into force from 1st of July 2018. Most relevant changes from 6 to 6.1are: • Requirements regarding Food Fraud have … Continued

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Food labeling: Commission update the guidance on the QUID

[quote align=”center”]Published on OG UE C 393/05 of 21 november 2017 the Commission Notice on the application of the principle of quantitative ingredients declaration (QUID).[/quote] The purpose of the Commission Notice is to provide guidelines for businesses and national authorities on the application of the principle of quantitative ingredients declaration (QUID) in the context of Regulation … Continued

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Acrylamid: European commission issue regulation (EU) 2017/2158

[quote align=”center”]Published in OG UE L304 of 21 November 2017 regulation (UE) 20 November 2017, n. 2158 “establishing mitigation measures and benchmark levels for the reduction of the presence of acrylamide in food”.[/quote] Acrylamide is a low molecular weight, highly water soluble, organic compound which forms from the naturally occurring constituents asparagine and sugars in certain foods … Continued

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Furan in food: EFSA confirms health concerns

[quote align=”center”]EFSA carried out the assessment about furan and methylfurans.[/quote] Consumer exposure to furan and methylfurans in food could lead to possible long-term liver damage. The most exposed group of people are infants, mainly through consumption of ready-to-eat jarred or canned foods. Exposure in other population groups is mainly from consumption of grain-based foods and … Continued

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Summer office closure

We inform that our offices will be closed from Monday, August 15th until Friday, August 25th. For emergencies please send an email to info@almater.it. Thank you and happy holidays to all! Almater staff

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