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DNA sequencing trialled at US public health lab

Wadsworth Center Laboratories real-time using DNA sequencing

Following outbreaks in real-time using DNA sequencing techniques is being tested at the New York State Department of Health's Wadsworth Center Laboratories.

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"Fraudulent practices must be tackled through joined-up efforts to target the weakest links in the food supply chain": EU commissioner.

The horse meat 7: Germany, Spain, Bulgaria, Latvia, Hungary, Portugal and Slovenia test positive for horse DNA

Germany, Spain, Bulgaria, Latvia, Hungary, Portugal and Slovenia have all tested positive for horse meat labelled as beef in the latest round of DNA tests conducted by the European Commission.

China

Scandal-hit CEO brands own company's practices ‘unacceptable'

The chief executive of OSI Group, the American owner of the meat processor under investigation by Chinese authorities for supplying expired meat to international fast-food chains including McDonald’s and KFC, has “sincerely apologised” for events over the last week.

Silliker opens lab dedicated to virus detection

The Silliker Food Science Center has opened a Virus Detection Laboratory in Chicago.

Food Safety recall round-up 18-24 July

Recalls: E.coli O126, Salmonella and glass

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

SAP partners with Tru-ID to tackle food fraud

SAP has partnered with Tru-ID to integrate DNA-based verification testing into its supply chain software.

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pira packaging summit, november 11-12, london

Dare to be different: What's next for food packaging? from FoodProductionDaily.com

The pressure to reduce costs has had a big influence on food packaging over the last five years, but it could now be time to dust off ideas which offer differentiation and added value.

'Big choc firms in for our bitterness reduction process', says MycoTechnology from ConfectioneryNews.com

The biggest players in the industry are already exploring ways to reduce bitterness and to up cocoa content in chocolate with MycoTechnology’s mushroom myceliation process, says the company’s founder.

Three year olds rebel against healthy foods, research suggests from FoodNavigator.com

When children as young as three hear about the benefits of healthy food, they're less likely to eat it, a new study suggests.

Whole Foods' labels are misleading, deceptive, unfair and fraudulent, alleges lawsuit

Whole Foods targeted in new lawsuit over 'all-natural' claims from FoodNavigator-USA.com

Whole Foods Market has been targeted in another class action lawsuit alleging that products it labels as ‘all-natural’ are misbranded because they contain “artificial ingredients and flavorings, artificial coloring and chemical preservatives”. 

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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
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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...

QC Laboratories selects Bio-Rad’s iQ-Check Prep Automation Solution
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QCL automates thanks to Bio-Rad’s pathogen detection system

QC Laboratories has installed Bio-Rad’s iQ-Check Prep Automation Solution for detecting foodborne pathogens.

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...

Salmonella and Campylobacter detection and enumeration

PHE updates Campylobacter and Salmonella methods guidance

Public Health England (PHE) has published standard methods for the detection and enumeration of Campylobacter and Salmonella...

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