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Learn more about Safe Quality Food in China, FSMA, labeling, cannabis, the Global Food Safety Conference, baby food regulation and stable isotope testing.

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Dear reader,

In this issue of Hot Source we explore topics including Safe Quality Food in China, FSMA, labeling, cannabis, the Global Food Safety Conference, baby food regulation and stable isotope testing.

Seeking a competitive edge, food producers in China are increasingly turning to Safe Quality Food (SQF) certification for independent third-party verification that products meet the highest standards for safety and quality. Business Development Manager Grace Wang explores these developments.

In the USA, FSMA continues to dominate. In February SGS was accredited by the ANSI to certify foreign food suppliers under the US FDA's Accredited Third-Party Certification Program. At the same time we have continued developing the SGS Digicomply platform to support the industry with FSMA labeling requirements.

Around the world, mothers face a choice between breastfeeding their infants and using manufactured formula. We explore the question of how can the industry can ensure that foods for young children are safe and manufactured to the highest standards.

Food fraud has grown vastly due to current conditions in the food market: the complexity of supply chains and consumer demand for high quality food. We explore the topic and how stable isotope analysis can help.

Around the world, the legal status of cannabis is confusing. In some areas it might be sold as an edible product, a supplement, as a product for smoking, and/or as a drug. We delve into the details.

Focus on SGS at GFSI 2019

During February’s GFSI Global Food Safety Conference we hosted a special session “Managing Supply Chain Risks – How Has the Food Industry Evolved in Recent Years?” featuring a panel of experts drawn from leading stakeholders in the supply, retail and certification sectors. We summarize the key messages.

And finally, we explore the facilities and capabilities of our food testing laboratory in Carson, California, USA.

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SGS Food Team