Hot Source Q4 2017

  • Looking across the entire food supply chain, all industry layers are continuously facing challenging global trends and market forces. HorizonScan can give you the visibility you need.
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Hot Source Q4 2017

The Rise of Food Transparency, The Challenge of Change

Looking across the entire food supply chain, all industry layers are continuously facing challenging global trends and market forces. The dominant forces come from the consumers, who are increasingly considering new value drivers when making a purchasing decision, values like health and wellness, safety, social impact, experience, and transparency. HorizonScan intelligence houses data since 1999 to date and is a vital web based food safety alerting tool of raw material and global commodity, keeping you posted on hazard and risk assessments across all food sectors from around the world and specific issues that may concern you. Developed and researched by industry experts, these insights will keep you up to date with regulatory breaches and compliance (e.g. BRC v8, which is currently out for consultation), emerging risks in specific markets,industry developments and hazards focusing on food quality, safety and sustainability.

At a Glance

  • The presence of dioxins and dioxin-like polychlorobifenyls (sum: 1.685 pg WHO TEQ/g) in herbal mixtures for cattle from Germany has been considered an emerging issue. The feed was distributed to the Czech Republic, Italy and the Netherlands as well as in Germany itself.
  • For the first time, undeclared peanuts have been detected in a spice mixture (fish masala spice mix) from India which was imported into the EU and distributed in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
  • An increasing issue has been picked up by HorizonScan regarding the presence of Salmonella in crustaceans from India, with alerts received from Scotland, the wider United Kingdom, the USA and Spain. India is one of the larger global exporters of crustaceans and seafood.

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    • no. of countries scanned
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      Over 100
    • regular email alerts

    You can use HorizonScan pro-actively to monitor food supply chain issues, from fraud and authenticity concerns, to pesticide or veterinary drug residues, environmental and other contaminants, microbiological problems, allergens and more. A 2 week free trial is available.

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    Download the Hot Source - Food Safety Report

    Hot Source Q4 2017 contains up to date information of the insights within Feras powerful HorizonScan & FC24 platforms. 

    Within this document you can expect:

    • Risk mitigating insights into the global food supply chain
    • Expert analysis of the Q4 findings from the Fera Team
    • Key emerging issues to look out for in the year ahead.
    • Increasing issues of food fraud, broken down clearly by food type

    Fera's Hot Source series is built on HorizonScan - Fera's powerful global food safety and risk system. To learn more about HorizonScan and take advantage of our 2 week free trial click here.

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