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The plot sickens: More than 100 Food Safety Summit attendees fall ill

An investigation into a foodborne illness during the recent Food Safety Summit has confirmed more than 100 attendees were taken ill after the event.

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Merck: Food industry wants rapid methods

The food industry is moving from traditional culture to rapid methods to release product faster to the market, according to Merck Millipore.

Kraft recalls 96K pounds of wieners

Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of hot dogs because the meat products may contain allergens not listed on the packaging label.

‘More can be done’ in reducing foodborne infections - CDC

Campylobacter infections rose and Salmonella, E.coli O157 and Listeria stayed around the same, according to US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data.

Austrian Listeria outbreaks came from different sources

Two outbreaks of Listeria in Austria which killed eight people were distinct and did not recently evolve from a common ancestor, according to research.  

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Banning chocolate milk sees drop in pupil's dairy intake from DairyReporter.com

Banning chocolate milk from schools may reduce overall milk consumption and increase waste, a US study suggests. 

Snack packaging gets gourd-geous makeover from FoodProductionDaily.com

Growing snack brand SuperSeedz hopes to grab consumers with redesigned, award-winning flexible packaging for its flavorful pumpkin seeds.

Hershey ‘tricking US consumers with fake Maltesers’, claims Mars from ConfectioneryNews.com

Mars has launched US legal action against Hershey accusing it of copying its Maltesers brand in all-red packaging.

Packaging design inspiration gallery: SUSTAINABILITY from FoodProductionDaily.com

Earth Day is an annual global celebration highlighting the importance of sustainability, recycling, water conservation, and other ways to save the planet. Here are some examples of food packaging that pitches in on the eco effort with compostable materials, natural paper, and other features.

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InstantLabs to co-develop seafood species identification tests

InstantLabs to co-develop seafood species identification tests

InstantLabs has partnered with the University of Guelph to co-develop DNA-based seafood species identification tests to tackle...

Dead insect findings prompt Nestlé recall

Dead insect findings prompt Nestlé recall

Nestlé said it was 'very concerned' to learn of a consumer complaint about a batch of its cereal...

Antibiotic contaminated meat not safe for human consumption
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Antibiotic contaminated meat not safe for human consumption

Intensively farmed livestock are raised in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions where emphasis is placed on productivity rather...

FQN puts industry topics under the microscope in 2014
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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...

Tests reveal a third of lamb takeaways contain different meat

Tests reveal a third of lamb takeaways contain different meat

Almost a third of lamb takeaway meals contained other cheaper meat, according to findings released by the...

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