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Harnessing science to counter fraud in food and beverage industry

Counterfeiting has become an epidemic in the food and beverage industry, affecting pricing and risks to health.

Endocrine disruptor criteria aim in EC consultation

A consultation to help define criteria for endocrine disruptors has been launched by the European Commission.

IFR seeks partners to develop NMR tech

The Institute of Food Research (IFR) is seeking partners for a testing method using benchtop nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR).

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Collaboration is takeaway message, says event organiser

The key takeaway message from a conference around food safety is to collaborate, according to the producer of the event.

NextGuard designed to inspect packaged products for flaws

Thermo Fisher Scientific has added inspection capabilities and enhanced detection to its NextGuard X-ray platform. 

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Birko partners with Borton Fruit on food safety program

Birko has partnered with Borton Fruit to supply specialized chemistry to control pathogens and improve facility sanitation.

AOAC PTM approval for 3M's Listeria monocytogenes assay

3M Food Safety’s assay to detect Listeria monocytogenes has been approved by the AOAC Performance Tested Methods program.

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Invisible Sentinel extends distribution for wine-spoilage test

Invisible Sentinel's test for wine spoilage is to be distributed by Enartis.

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Seward receives certification for ISO 14001

Seward has received certification for ISO 14001 adding it confirms the company’s commitment to minimising environmental impact.

Supply and demand at centre of unpredictable food safety notifications

Changing supply and demand is reflected in food recalls and notifications showing how unpredictable the industry is, according to the Stericycle European Recall and Notification Index.

New Zealand infant formula acquisitions 'key to restoring...trust': Nutricia ANZ

Nutricia Australia New Zealand’s (Nutricia ANZ) acquisition of Kiwi infant formula businesses the Sutton Group and Gardians is “key to restoring" consumer confidence lost as a result of the 2013 botulism scare....

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Innovation presents food safety challenge – SHS

Growing innovation in the drinks industry with products such as functional beverages is challenging traditional food safety models, according to SHS Drinks.

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Supply chain knowledge crucial to prevent chocolate contamination

Understanding at what points Salmonella is a risk in the cocoa supply chain is vital to give protection to the brand and consumers, according to the head of UK quality...

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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 need to know more, according to Danone Nutricia.

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Changing food landscape: ‘I need a passport, food doesn’t’

The landscape of food safety is changing with shifting consumer diets, enhanced legislation, globalization and increased public awareness, according to 3M.

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Review of recalls, research, outbreaks and industry

As we enter the final few months of 2014, FoodQualityNews takes a look back at what has hit the headlines this year.

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EFRA to question Elliott Report author

Professor Chris Elliott is to be questioned by the UK Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee in November about his review assessing food integrity.

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Ferrero: Local food safety knowledge needed as business expands

Local contacts are vital for food safety when expanding into new markets, according to Ferrero.

Dispatches from Global Food Safety, Madrid

Industry tackles key themes at food safety summit

Managing product quality through the supply chain, crisis management and establishing a partnership with suppliers were some of the key themes to come out of the first day of a...

Invisible Sentinel tastes success with assay development

Invisible Sentinel is to develop a diagnostic assay to detect beer-spoiling microbes after partnering with a craft brewery.

Elliott Review: The reaction

Positive reaction to Elliott Review findings but challenges ahead

There has been a mostly positive welcome to findings and future direction set out in the Elliott Review but also a warning of the work ahead. FoodQualityNews gives you the...

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FQN at Global Food Safety

FoodQualityNews will be at the European Networking Group’s (ENG) ninth annual summit on Global Food Safety in Madrid.

Review published in light of horse meat fraud

Elliott Review calls for action to stop food fraud

The UK government has promised action on food laboratories and supply chain audits following the publication of a long-awaited report assessing food integrity.  

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Mérieux NutriSciences acquires Sino Analytica to boost China presence

Mérieux NutriSciences has reinforced its food safety footprint in China with an acquisition.

RIVM reveals BPA overview ahead of evaluation

The Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) has published the first part of a report into bisphenol A (BPA).

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