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JRC develops CRMs to detect enterotoxin A in cheese

Certified reference materials (CRMs) to detect enterotoxin A (SEA) in cheese have been developed by the Joint Research Centre (JRC).

JRC said the CRMs will improve reliability of measuring SEA in cheese at sub nanogram/gram levels

EFSA begins new BPA review process

Work on another evaluation of bisphenol A (BPA) by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has started with a final scientific opinion scheduled for 2018.

Don't give children palm oil, says Italian consumer group

After finding that 12 kids' food products from Nestlé, Barilla, Ferrero and Danone contain high levels of carcinogen 3-MCPD, Italian consumer group Altroconsumo is calling on parents to stop giving products that contain palm oil to children.

EFSA: “Too early” to say whether microplastics pose food safety risk

Microplastics are “unlikely” to pose a health risk to humans said the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) this week but far more research is needed before a full risk assessment is possible.

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Ishida launches three X-ray inspection systems

Ishida Europe has launched a range of X-ray inspection systems to help manufacturers and processors meet the demands of retailers.

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Foss expands options for meat inspection

Foss has launched a compact version of a system to make X-ray fat analysis and foreign object detection available to a broader group of meat producers.

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Scientists seek answers to food production problems

Many factors can compromise the quality and/or safety of a food product. But one of the most common scenarios that faces a manufacturer is an unexpected problem that comes with a change of supplier. The irony is that everything seems fine when the ingredient is received. It meets its specification (and this is similar to the previous supplier’s), yet nonetheless, the finished product ends up being far from satisfactory. 

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