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Oxygen power: Neo-Pure tech aims to ease bakery product recalls

Pacific Grain and Foods, one of the largest bakery ingredients suppliers in the US, has become Agri-Neo’s first US client to purchase its latest food safety technology Neo-Pure.

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Solus Scientific tests backed by AOAC

Solus Scientific has had its Salmonella and Listeria test systems for food and environmental samples approved by the AOAC.

3M hygiene monitoring system verifies surface cleanliness

3M Food Safety has launched an updated hygiene monitoring and management system.

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French and Korean agencies to work together

Agencies in France and Korea have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a focus on food safety.

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Optical and sensor-based sorting has become necessity rather than luxury - TOMRA

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an estimated 600 million people – almost 10% of the global population – fall ill after eating contaminated food.

CFSI poised for food safety advances - GFSI

The annual GFSI China Focus Day had ‘unprecedented’ support from government and engagement from the private sector, according to the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).

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Codex involvement will help represent different Asian needs - FIA

Food Industry Asia (FIA) has been granted observer status by the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex).

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SGS acquires stake in AgFlow

SGS has acquired a 15% stake in a provider of trade intelligence services for agriculture products.

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Sealed Air acquires Cleaning in Place specialist

Sealed Air Corporation has acquired Tampereen Teollsuussähkö (TTS-Ciptec).

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Thermo Fisher and DuPont extend distribution agreement

Thermo Fisher Scientific and DuPont Nutrition & Health have renewed a distribution agreement for Western Europe.

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FSMA compliance tops priority list – TraceGains

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) compliance ranked as the top priority among survey participants, taking over from audit readiness, according to TraceGains.

PLUS FDF, BRC and SSA herb and spice authenticity guidance

Food fraud should be prosecuted under criminal law - FoodDrinkEurope

Food fraud compromising the safety of products and damaging public health should be prosecuted under criminal law, according to FoodDrinkEurope.

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HorizonScan helps spot food safety risks before they affect consumers, Global ID exec says

Food safety incidents, including contamination of food-borne illnesses, mold and adulteration, increased double-digits in several major food categories in the first quarter of 2016 compared to the prior year, according...

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USDA backs certain uses for PURE Control antimicrobial

PURE Bioscience has received a “No Objection Letter” from the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) for its poultry processing aid.

NSF International merges with Agroquality and opens Ecuadorian office

NSF International has opened an office in Ecuador after Agroquality agreed to merge with the firm.

Mérieux NutriSciences buys Lactolab to expand dairy testing market share

Mérieux NutriSciences has expanded its dairy testing capabilities in South Africa by acquiring Lactolab.

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India is one of our fastest growing countries - BRC Global Standards

BRC Global Standards has expanded in India to encourage and support growth in the country.

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Eriez introduces update to magnet pull test kit

Eriez has introduced the next generation of its Pull Test kit to measure magnet strength.

AIB updates standards to help firms shape food safety programs

AIB International has released the 2017 version of Consolidated Standards for Inspection of Prerequisite and Food Safety Programs.

Pilot projects planned as FOSS partners with Mérieux NutriSciences

FOSS has entered into a strategic partnership with Mérieux NutriSciences to tackle food safety.

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FSA looks at fewer audits for certain FBOs

A change to the frequency of audits is being considered by the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA).

FSA assessing analytical options ahead of Campylobacter survey restart

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) is trialling ‘several alternative approaches’ to detect Campylobacter on whole fresh chickens ahead of recommencing a retail survey next month.

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Loma wins Crown Chicken inspection tender

Loma Systems has installed two X-ray machines in a chicken processing plant to inspect whole birds that are skin packed in aluminium foil trays.

EU urged to recognise authenticity progress by food operators

Recommendations on how the public and private sector can promote integrity and authenticity in the food chain have been made at a conference.

GFSI and UNIDO to help improve food safety in China, South East Asia and Africa

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) around food safety.

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