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USDA can do more to safeguard poultry products – GAO

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) must develop more performance measures for Salmonella and Campylobacter contamination in poultry products, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

FVO finds shortcomings in Dutch fish products control

The Netherlands has a control system for fish products but addressing shortcomings in sampling for Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH), additives and histamine could improve it, found a Food and Veterinary Office (FVO) audit.

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Navigating the EN ISO 11133:2014 standard – Merck Millipore

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) introduced the revised EN ISO 11133:2014 in March this year.

Thermo Scientific expands reach of Orbitrap-based mass spectrometer

Food and environmental testing labs can now benefit from a high-resolution accurate-mass (HRAM) analysis mass spectrometer, according to Thermo Scientific.

Davisco Foods division hit with $88k EPA penalty

A division of Davisco Foods International has settled with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to comply with Clean Air Act Risk Management Plan regulations.

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‘We have fragile consumers with specific needs’, says Danone Nutricia
DISPATCHES FROM GLOBAL FOOD SAFETY, MADRID

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...

‘Urgent efforts’ needed to fill Listeria data gap in developing countries: WHO study
Study estimates global burden of listeriosis

‘Urgent efforts’ needed to fill Listeria data gap in developing countries: WHO study

Listeriosis caused 23,150 illnesses, 5,463 deaths, and 172,823 disability-adjusted life-years in 2010, according to estimates in a...

ChemSec updates chemical SIN List

Bisphenol substitutes among chemicals added to SIN List

A list of chemicals of high concern has been updated with substances added including those used in...

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance business no more for Agilent

Agilent to close NMR unit with loss of 300 jobs

Agilent Technologies is to exit its Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) business because it has not met growth...

Camel milk implicated in reported MERS-CoV cases

MERS cases linked to camel milk – WHO

Four cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) have been linked to camel milk in Saudi...

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