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‘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.

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Foodborne illness strikes Food Safety Summit attendees

Four people who attended the recent Food Safety Summit conference and exhibition reportedly have been stricken with a foodborne pathogen.

Lab M aims for the Pinnacle with pre-poured plates

Lab M has launched a line of pre-poured plates using its own dehydrated culture media (DCM).

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Bruker bids to make mass spectrometry accessible

Findings ways for novice users to use mass spectrometry to get real answers that help them in their daily workflow is vital, according to Bruker.  

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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FSANZ toughens stance on cyanide harm from apricot kernels from FoodNavigator-Asia.com

Food Standards Australia New Zealand, the industry regulator in the Antipodes, has strengthened its cautionary stance on raw apricot kernels following findings showing that eating the seeds could pose a public health and safety risk to consumers. 

Sonoco invests $5m in packaging center from FoodProductionDaily.com

Sonoco is plunking down $5m to transform one of its facilities into a center dedicated to packaging consultation and creation.

Low-fat choices likelier with traffic light labels, finds study from FoodNavigator.com

Consumers are more likely to buy low-fat products when they have traffic light labels, but organic foods could suffer from the system, according to research.

Dr Pepper TEN…A dead duck? Analyst warns of ‘continued deceleration’ from BeverageDaily.com

Dr Pepper Snapple’s TEN platform ‘continues to decelerate’ in the US and many C-store operators are suggesting that they plan to pull the line from shelves and coolers, one analyst warns.

Danone 2014 First Quarter Sales

Watch out Chobani! Danone claims parity with Greek yogurt rival from DairyReporter.com

Danone has grabbed a 33% market share of the US Greek yogurt market, and cheekily claims it has pulled even with bitter rival Chobani. 

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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...

Listeria test scores AOAC-RI certification
FOOD SAFETY SUMMIT 2014

Listeria test scores AOAC-RI certification

Following a pilot with ConAgra and other clients, Sample6's DETECT/L enrichment-free pathogen diagnostic for Listeria has been...

Foodborne outbreaks down but less being solved - CSPI

Foodborne outbreaks down but less being solved - CSPI

Foodborne illness outbreaks have dropped but less are being solved, according to a Center for Science in...

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...

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