FVO reports – Import controls for plant health in Italy and Xylella fastidiosa crisis

In case you are still surprised about the Xylella fastidiosa outbreak in the Region Apulia, in the south of Italy, which between 2014 and 2015 nearly destroyed the Italian olives harvest, you should read the following Food and Veterinary Office’s reports (n. 2014-7327, Nov. 2014, 2015-7212, June 2015 and 2015-7580, Nov. 2015) and my former … Continue reading FVO reports – Import controls for plant health in Italy and Xylella fastidiosa crisis

Canada – CFIA recognises a role for private standards within the regulatory framework

This interesting policy, released by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), has to be considered probably a "best practice" and I am sure in future we will see more and more similar public-private cooperation models. Since the international private standards are so widely used in the food chain, and since they set higher standards then … Continue reading Canada – CFIA recognises a role for private standards within the regulatory framework