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CDC: Foodborne disease outbreaks increase but illnesses down

Foodborne disease outbreaks and deaths have increased but illnesses and hospitalizations decreased from the year before, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Fish, chicken and dairy were the most common single food categories implicated

Allergen and mycotoxin notifications jump in RASFF report

Notifications due to allergens (137) and mycotoxins (476) rose dramatically from 2014 (78 and 357 respectively), according to the RASFF annual report.

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PerkinElmer: Risk assessments getting more focussed

The risk assessment of food producers is getting more focussed on where in the supply chain there could be shortfalls and which techniques could be used to ensure final product safety, according to PerkinElmer.

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Global food fraud: Joining forces for a multi-faceted solution

The Obama administration recently finalized a food safety transport rule.

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VUV detector to be used in gas chromatography research

VUV Analytics will provide its VGA-100 Vacuum Ultraviolet (VUV) detector to help a researcher determine organic contaminants in fish as they transfer through the food chain.

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State lab pays for violating hazardous waste laws

A state-run laboratory will pay a fine of $27,000 and spend $73,000 on equipment to settle claims that it violated state and federal hazardous waste laws at its facility in Augusta.

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