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Supply chain knowledge crucial to prevent chocolate contamination

Controls of Salmonella in the cocoa supply chain

Understanding at what points Salmonella is a risk in the cocoa supply chain is vital to give protection to the brand and consumers, according to the head of UK quality for cocoa and chocolate at ADM.

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Innovation presents food safety challenge – SHS

Growing innovation in the drinks industry with products such as functional beverages is challenging traditional food safety models, according to SHS Drinks.

FQN Food Outbreak roundtable on September 24

FQN to host roundtable on foodborne outbreaks

FoodQualityNews is to host a roundtable debate later this month on the topic of foodborne outbreaks.

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Global hunger is falling, but malnutrition still a big issue, says UN report from FoodNavigator.com

The number of hungry people has fallen by more than 100 million over the last decade; however 805 million people around the world are still chronically undernourished, according to a new joint UN report.

Australia-China

Minister: Australia’s “food bowl of Asia” no threat to Chinese farmers from FoodNavigator-Asia.com

Agriculture minister Barnaby Joyce has assured Chinese farmers that Australia is “not a threat” to their livelihoods on a day when two Far East investment groups established a A$3bn (US$2.7bn) fund to invest in Australian agriculture.

PET packaging pounces on traditional glass territory: Sidel eyes up edible oils from FoodProductionDaily.com

Sidel sees growth in the edible oils market as a ‘huge opportunity’ for its PET packaging business and believes it can take a chunk of the sector away from traditional glass bottles.

Canadean predicts US fizzy water sales will soar at expense of CSDs from BeverageDaily.com

Canadean predicts that US carbonated water sales will grow 12% in 2014 as health-conscious consumers embrace the category's health halo in preference to carbonated soft drinks.

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Opportunities in protein-enriched 'everyday food' for the elderly: Fonterra from DairyReporter.com

The elderly needn't make significant dietary changes to boost their daily intake of protein and could instead rely on enriched "everyday food", research by Fonterra suggests.

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‘We have fragile consumers with specific needs’, says Danone Nutricia
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Danone Nutricia: The more we know the more we have to solve

Industry development meaning potential food safety hazards are detected more than ever before is leading to a...

3M discusses changing needs for food safety
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Changing food landscape: ‘I need a passport, food doesn’t’

The landscape of food safety is changing with shifting consumer diets, enhanced legislation, globalization and increased public...

Lead and cadmium in dark chocolate: Kids exposed

Kids exposed to cadmium in dark chocolate - but they'd have to eat a lot to exceed health limits

A study says regular dark chocolate consumption raises children's exposure to cadmium but they would have to eat over...

Plum Organics Little Crèmes recall, halts production

Plum Organics halts Little Crèmes production after choking reports

Campbell Soup-owned Plum Organics has halted production of its kids’ rice milk snack line Little Crèmes after...