Food and agriculture

18Dec 2017

Most people in the world eat seafood because of their excellent taste and as a full meal. On the other hand, every day, the public’s awareness of the health benefits of seafood is increasing, and medical reports indicate that if our body does not receive enough fish and seafood, what problems will it face. Seafood […]

17Dec 2017

Vermicompost consisting of earthworms and compost (organic fertilizer) means a kind of organic fertilizer that is derived from earthworm activity. This fertilizer is a mixture of worm waste with organic matter, as well as cremation bodies, which has a high nutritional value for the plant. In soils with worm-releasing substances, elements such as nitrogen, phosphorus […]

21Oct 2016

ISO 14470:2011, Food irradiation – Requirements for the development, validation and routine control of the process of irradiation using ionizing radiation for the treatment of food, not only provides requirements, but also guidance for meeting them. Food irradiation is the process where food is exposed to ionizing radiation in order to improve its safety and quality. […]

17Oct 2016

GMP refers to the Good Manufacturing Practice Regulations published by the FDA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. As a response to concerns about substandard drug manufacturing practices occurring at the time, Congress enacted the 1962 Drug Amendments. These amendments instructed the FDA to require all drugs to be made according to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) […]

10Oct 2016

Food irradiation has the longest history, more than 40 years, of scientific research and testing of any food technology before approval. Research has been comprehensive, and has included wholesomeness, toxicological, and microbiological evaluation. Worldwide, 38 countries permit irradiation of food, and more than 28 billion lb of food is irradiated annually in Europe. It is […]

26Sep 2016

The IFS Food Standard is a GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) recognized standard for auditing food manufacturers. The focus is on food safety and the quality of processes and products. It concerns food processing companies and companies that pack loose food products. IFS Food applies when products are “processed” or when there is a hazard […]

26Sep 2016

Halal is an Arabic word meaning lawful or permitted. In reference to food, it is the dietary standard, as prescribed in the Qur’an (the Muslim scripture). The opposite of halal is haram, which means unlawful or prohibited. Halal and haram are universal terms that apply to all facets of life. These terms are commonly used in […]

21Sep 2016

Safer food, better business (SFBB) adopts an innovative approach to food safety management, and has been designed to be practical and easy to use for small catering businesses, such as restaurants, cafes and takeaways. It has been developed by the Agency over a number of years, working in partnership with more than 50 local authorities and […]

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