TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry Available online 4 June 2020, Smartphone-based optical assays in the food safety field. HORIZON MAGAZINE 20/08/20 Smartphone, blockchain technologies to open new frontier in fight against food fraud. PLOS 24/01/20 An Automated Alarm System for Food Safety by Using Electronic Invoices. Abstract Background Invoices had been used in food product traceability, however, none have addressed the automated alarm system for food safety by utilizing electronic invoice big data.
In this paper, we present an alarm system for edible oil manufacture that can prevent a food safety crisis rather than trace problematic sources post-crisis. Materials and methods Using nearly 100 million labeled e-invoices from the 2013‒2014 of 595 edible oil manufacturers provided by Ministry of Finance, we applied text-mining, statistical and machine learning techniques to “train” the system for two functions: (1) to sieve edible oil-related e-invoices of manufacturers who may also produce other merchandise and (2) to identify suspicious edible oil manufacture based on irrational transactions from the e-invoices sieved. Results Conclusion E-invoice has bright future on the application of food safety.
Editor: Anderson de Souza Sant'Ana, University of Campinas, BRAZIL Copyright: © 2020 Chang et al. WEDEMAIN 18/09/17 Fipronil, viande de cheval, bisphénol... Cette appli traque tous les produits contaminés. FOOD SAFETY NEWS 07/05/19 Mobile App helps attendees get the most of Food Safety Summit. CHICAGO — The Food Safety Summit, which continues here today, has been on the cutting edge since its inception and remains there.
Mobile apps for conferences and events have gone in the blink of an eye from rarely seen to absolutely necessary. Again this year there is an FSS mobile app. It is chock-full of information, including schedules, attendee lists, speaker information, a news feed, and more. Apps make it possible for attendees to pull their own schedule together from all the offerings. Apps make it possible for conference organizers to reach attendees on a 24/7 basis during the event if there is weather or other emergency information to get out. Here’s what the FSS app says is coming up. Today the education program begins with a dynamic opening session, “How to Prepare For, Manage and Survive a High-Profile Food Safety Crisis.” The Town Hall will be moderated by Gary Ades, president of G&L Consulting Group and chairman of the Food Safety Summit Educational Advisory Board. NYCFOODPOLICY 30/08/17 Smartphone Apps That Could Enhance Food Safety. SAFETY CULTURE - Inspection checklists - Create digital forms with safety culture iAuditor - a free inspection cheklist app.
FOODMAG_COM_AU 04/08/15 Mobile paperless HACCP inspection app. Techs4Biz has developed a paperless app for food safety inspectors to make sure their inspection meets safety and HACCP requirements.
The mobile app takes away the hassle of lugging around packets of papers and clipboards and additional camera. The paperless app works on a variety of mobile devices (such as iOS and Android tablets and smartphones), and the speed and ease it affords saves all stakeholders time and money. The new paperless HACCP inspection app addresses the various limitations of conventional paper-based HACCP inspection methods including the laborious paperwork that needs to be manually filled up at every stage of the inspection. Apart from taking a lot of time, entering information in a paper form is not only tedious and error-prone but also confusing, especially when the inspection is being conducted in new sites environments.
FOOD SAFETY NEWS 02/10/15 Study Finds Smartphones Can Improve Food Safety Inspections. Smartphones might be an important tool for food safety inspectors because of their inconspicuousness.
Researchers at Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences have found that phones used in place of clipboards can improve the quality of data collected during observations. According to a phenomenon called the Hawthorne Effect, people sometimes change their behavior because they know someone is watching. For example, if a food handler sees a researcher or inspector with a clipboard, they know they’re being watched and might adhere more strictly to safe handling practices than they regularly would. In this way, the Hawthorne Effect negatively impacts the quality of information collected.
But if the food handler hardly even notices the researcher or inspector looking at their phone (because so many people these days are looking at their phones), then the observer can covertly collect the information they need. Image: Penn State. MAA 12/08/19 QualitéCOQ, l'application mobile sur les zones de production et de reparcage de coquillages. En 2018, l’Office international de l’eau (OIEau), avec l'appui financier du ministère de l’Agriculture et de l'Alimentation, lançait QualitéCOQ, une nouvelle application qui présente l’ensemble des zones professionnelles françaises de production et de reparcage de coquillages ainsi que leurs classements et statuts sanitaires.
QualitéCOQ met à disposition de ses utilisateurs les classements et statuts sanitaires pour l’ensemble des zones professionnelles de production et de reparcage (zones d’élevage et de pêche professionnelle) de coquillages vivants (huîtres, moules, bulots, oursins, palourdes, etc.) en métropole.