Risk Digest: Get ahead of new BRC 8 Food Safety Standard

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Hackers target Alaska Government, benefits of cycling to work, climate change blamed for contaminating water and more.

Information Security

“Ahead of Alaska’s trade mission to China, hackers targetted state government and local utility firms” Read the full article here.


“Cybersecurity experts have welcomed the greater numbers of students taking the Computing A-level exam in the UK this year but warned more is needed to fill the talent pipeline for workplace roles.” Read the full article here.

Health & Safety

“With food safety practices increasingly under the limelight, Bureau Veritas is urging businesses to act now in order to comply with the new BRC Food Standard Issue 8, a revised auditing framework set to redefine product safety in the food sector.” Read the full article here.

“Physical activity such as cycling to work brings huge benefits for both employees and employers, the chartered body for safety and health professionals said today, Wednesday 15 August.” Read the full article here.


“Who wouldn’t love a week dedicated to celebrating gorging on endless amounts of sweet treats and tea in a luxurious surrounding for a few hours?” Read the full article here.


“From tasty, vegetarian party food, to incredible, intricate desserts, there’s so much on offer from Aldi this Christmas, and you’re going to want to eat it all.” Read the full article here.


“Climate change blamed for contaminating groundwater in Papua New Guinea and other parts of the world” Read the full article here.


“Attempts to find a new generation of pesticides to replace neonicotinoids have been dealt a potential blow.” Read the full article here.


“Coal-fired power subsidies mean the projections relied on by Coalition are not credible, study says” Read the full article here.


“Britain’s low carbon energy revolution is actually saving money for households, a report says.” Read the full article here.


“Google is reportedly launching its own smart display later this year” Read the full article here.


“The use of Internet of Things devices in the classroom can have major educational benefits and appeal to both genders if designed and used in the right way, according to new research.” Read the full article here.


“Danish finance minister says he agrees with assessment that chance of no deal is 50-50” Read the full article here.


“Jeremy Hunt has clarified his comments about a no-deal Brexit, saying Britain “would survive and prosper” – but it would be a “big mistake for Europe”. Read the full article here.

The Lighter Side     

“In a heart-melting video that was recently uploaded to Twitter, a 4-year-old girl named Abby Merryn can be seen reading a bedtime story to her cat Bailey.” Read the full article here.


“Neuroscientists Discover a Song That Reduces Anxiety By 65% (Listen)” Read the full article here.


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