FSMA Proposed Rule on Agricultural Water

The proposed FSMA rule was described as a “game changer for the safety of fresh produce” at the recent Food Safety Summit in Chicago by Frank Yiannas (Deputy Commissioner, Food Policy and Response, U.S. FDA). This rule would change the pre-harvest agricultural water requirements for covered produce (other than sprouts). The requirements in this proposed … Read more

EU’s Consumer Product Safety Report 2021 Released

The EU Safety Gate (formerly RAPEX) is the European consumer product safety rapid alert system and they have published their 2021 report.  This Rapid Alert System (RAS) ensures that information about dangerous non-food products withdrawn from the market and/or recalled anywhere in Europe is quickly circulated between Member States and the European Commission.  In total … Read more

RQA Group’s Product Recall Bulletin

product recall data bulletin

Our highlights and key trends from the Q1 2022 Recall Data  We are leading experts in product recall with 25 years of experience and have assisted in well over 1500 real-life product incidents. We have taken all of this knowledge and expertise and used it to put together a concise summary of the latest recall … Read more

Food Recalls in 2021 – Highlights and Predictions for 2022

Number of US FDA Food Recall Events

RQA Group continually tracks recall numbers globally throughout the year with a specific focus on USDA, US FDA, UK FSA, RASFF and Product Safety Australia. Below we have summarised the recall numbers for 2021 and made predictions for 2022: USDA FSIS recalls (Class I, II or III) were higher in 2021 than in 2020 but … Read more

FSA Report Ranks Foodborne Pathogens by Detrimental Effect

The UK FSA report on 13 foodborne pathogens and their detrimental effect on UK society has ben published.  They classified the pathogens according to 6 weighted criteria: Estimated Number of Annual Cases Quality Adjusted Life Years per Case of the Pathogen Public Concern Total Cost to Society per Annum Estimated Number of Annual Fatalities Scientist … Read more

RQA Sponsor Glen Eyre Lost Boys Rugby Team

RQA Group are pleased to announce that we are main kit sponsor for the rugby union team, Glen Eyre Lost Boys, a team made up of University of Southampton, UK, undergraduates.  Glen have got off to a great start to the season and are currently top of their league. RQA Group fully supports the Rugby … Read more

RQA Group recognised by Financial Services Qualification Scheme

RQA Europe (trading as RQA Group) is proud to have been approved by the Financial Services Qualification System (FSQS).  The FSQS Registered Mark is valued by some of the largest purchasers in the financial sector and it indicates that RQA Group has gone through the rigorous process required to demonstrate its commitment and credentials to … Read more

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