Number 40 AUTUMN 2013
IN THIS ISSUE: Wonder Web, Top Trumps and the Big Bang!
Elliott Review turns to CFA
for chilled supplier QA input
Whilst chilled prepared food was not implicated in the horsemeat issue, the industry still has
a role to play in enhancing and spreading best practice on sourcing controls – based on its own
rigorous procedures and standards.
To this end, CFA is contributing evidence, comment and Media interest in the subject continues to rumble on and
best practice suggestions to the Professor Chris Elliott-led earlier this summer CFA’s Director, Kaarin Goodburn,
review of the integrity and assurance of food supply appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. In their
networks. This includes sourcing criteria and supplier ‘Dissection of a ready-made lasagne’ item, reporter Nicola
management requirements embedded in CFA’s Best Stanbridge visited a production site as part of her look
Practice Guidelines for Chilled Food Production (visit at the supply chain. The chilled sector has robust world
www.tsoshop.co.uk/chilledfoods). CFA also detailed class systems worthy of greater recognition and Kaarin
members’ actions after the issue, which included concluded the piece by encouraging industry to be more
traceability exercises to verify supply chain integrity open about its high performance raw material traceability
and additional screening protocols. and Supplier Quality Assurance systems.
A second year of success for Chilled Education
September marks the
second year of Chilled
Education, the CFA’s
programme to inspire
and enthuse young
people to follow a career in the chilled food industry.
Since launching, Chilled Education lesson plans have
been downloaded 7,135 times from the Design &
Technology Association (D&TA) and STEM websites,
and Chilled Education is now in touch with hundreds
of teachers, who have received 750 Glo-Germ kits.
And 70,000 fridge thermometers are being used to
educate children (and their families). A full update new-look website, which contains much-requested
appears later in this newsletter, including news of our resources thanks to help from CFA members.
CFA NEWSLETTER AUTUMN 2013
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