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USDA keeps existing line speed in poultry inspection rule

The maximum inspection line speed is to stay at 140 birds per minute for companies that opt into an updated poultry inspection rule by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

ADM to pay $430,000 settlement for violations

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $430,000 to settle allegations that it violated the Clean Water Act (CWA) at five large oil storage facilities.

Safety first: Partnership promotes food knowledge and industry growth

Elevate Canada and Alchemy Systems are joining to build the country’s food industry with job development and safety training.

Meat storage times could be increased - EFSA

The time between slaughter and minced meat preparation could be extended without increasing the growth of potentially harmful bacteria, according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Food Safety recall round-up 25-31 July

Recalls: E.coli O111, Listeria and iron filings

This week in the recall round-up gallery the reasons behind food withdrawals takes us to the UK, US, Canada, France, Belgium and Germany.

spotlight on poultry processing after guardian investigation

How do you ensure food safety with tight margins and changing demand?

Poultry processing plants are not just talking about food safety: they are proactively looking to enhance measures throughout operations, says CMS Technology. 

Global Industry News

Kellogg profits slump 16%: ‘Failed innovation’ in US cereal a problem from BakeryAndSnacks.com

Kellogg Q2 net profits slumped 16% with Special K and Kashi underperforming and ‘failed innovation’ across other parts of its US cereal portfolio.

IVAN MENEZES CONFIDENT DIAGEO CAN REBUILD AN 'ATTRACTIVE BUSINESS'

‘Shui Jing Fang appears to be broken, from the outside’: Analyst tells Diageo boss from BeverageDaily.com

Sales of Diageo’s super premium baijiu brand Shui Jing Fang fell 79% in 2014, but CEO Ivan Menezes insists the firm can rebuild an ‘attractive business’ by slashing prices and improving route to market.

Delta Food plans expansion with $11m investment from FoodNavigator.com

Sharjah food producer Delta Food will invest US$11m in expanding its facilities in the Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF Zone) to drive expansion into new markets.

Malaysia

Chobani to hit Malaysian shelves as yoghurt demand grows in SE Asia from FoodNavigator-Asia.com

Chobani, America’s top-selling brand of strained yogurt that has been gaining a massive global following through its slick marketing, will soon be available in Malaysia.

Responsible soy sourcing: China could be about to enter the fray, says ProTerra from FeedNavigator.com

China’s involvement is critical in order to scale up the production of sustainable, certified soy and a leading non-profit group says an increasing number of dissenting voices within that country could see the Asian giant take up the gauntlet.

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Continuing to learn lessons from 'biggest incident' - FSA

FSA: Horse meat was biggest incident in our history

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) said the horse meat incident dominated last year and it is...

FQN puts industry topics under the microscope in 2014
What's on our calendar in 2014

FQN puts industry topics under the microscope in 2014

Product Inspection systems and Sanitation have been chosen as the two foundation topics to launch FoodQualityNews’s special...

Eurofins, Danone, Walmart help create food fraud mitigation measures

GFSI to require food fraud mitigation requirements

The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) will include requirements specific to food fraud mitigation in its guidance...

Bruker to reduce Chemical and Applied Markets division

Bruker restructure will see more than 200 jobs lost

Bruker’s Chemical and Applied Markets (CAM) division is to be reduced with the loss of 200-250 workers....

SGS insight into food testing after half year results

Consumer demand driving food chain transparency - SGS

Food fraud and transparency of the supply chain are important issues being led by consumer demand, according...

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