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Food Safety Objective (FSO) & Performance Objective (PO)
Concept paper on future development of food-safety management
This paper was developed within the IDF Standing Committee on Microbiological Hygiene. It is based on earlier work conducted by the ICMSF, discussions during the development of the Codex Code of Hygienic Practice for Milk and Milk Products, and ongoing discussions and work within the Codex Committee for Food Hygiene (CCFH), primarily in relation to the development of principles and guidelines for microbiological risk management. It aims at explaining the nature of the new risk-management concept based on FSOs and at visualizing how it may be practically implemented and could impact the planning and design of food-safety management systems.
Heat Resistance of Pathogenic Organisms
The capacity of micro-organisms to resist heat treatment is of major practical importance to the dairy industry, in which such treatments are universally applied to ensure that products for human consumption are safe and wholesome. The objective of the workshop organized jointly by the German Federal Dairy Research Institute in Kiel and the IDF, as described in this paper, was to review and discuss latest findings as well as long-established data to provide a sound basis for determining technological practices in the future.