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Supplements cause spike in recalls - Stericycle

A spike in recalled units by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was driven by nutritional supplements, according to the Stericycle ExpertSOLUTIONS Q1 2017 index.

Mars connects the dots from farm to fork with SGS and its 2 partners

SGS and partners helping Mars map rice supply chain

SGS and Transparency-One are working with Mars Food and Blippar on supply chain transparency.

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Detection Technology expands production capacity to meet demand

Detection Technology has completed the expansion of its Beijing factory saying it will increase production capacity to meet medium term demand and enable more flexibility for volume and product mix...

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Multivac signs MoU with Meyn Food Processing Technology and Cabinplant

Multivac has completed a strategic alliance (Memorandum of Understanding) with Meyn Food Processing Technology and Cabinplant to sell joint processing, filling, weighing and packaging technology.

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Mérieux NutriSciences expects to expand capabilities in new lab

Mérieux NutriSciences has moved one of its Canadian food testing labs to a new, 24,000 square foot facility.

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Roka Bioscience distribution agreement with FoodChek Systems

Roka Bioscience has entered into a five year distribution agreement with FoodChek Systems.

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3M E. coli O157 assay recognized as official testing method

3M’s Molecular Detection Assay 2 - E. coli O157 (including H7) has been granted First Action status by AOAC International.

Center enables real-life training conditions - Ecolab

Ecolab has opened its first training center in Europe for its field team and customers.

Interpack 2017

Treofan turns to phthalate-free packaging films and mineral oil barriers

Treofan has started to offer its customers phthalate-free packaging films on request using phthalate-free base polymers in the extrusion process.

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PepsiCo issues soda recall in Michigan due to metal contamination from equipment malfunction

PepsiCo and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) have issued a recall of specific 16.9 ounce Pepsi soda due to metal contamination after consumers reported a “metallic taste.”

Dispatches from GFSI 2017 in Houston

Regulators can use certification as element of risk assessment - GFSI

Audits and certificates give confidence that the systems are working as they are designed to, according to the chair of the GFSI board of directors.

Eurofins invests in HQ to ‘future-proof’ site

Eurofins Food and Water Testing UK and Ireland has invested in its Wolverhampton headquarters.

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TraQtion software now available in UK and EU

Quality management software from an NSF International subsidiary has been rolled out in the UK and EU.

Romer Labs launches ELISA test to detect Aflatoxin M1

Romer Labs has launched an ELISA test kit for aflatoxin M1 detection to give customers confidence to monitor and manage levels in raw materials and finished products.

Dispatches from GFSI 2017 in Houston

GFSI on SENASICA, benchmarking requirements and Africa

The chair of the GFSI board of directors has told FoodQualityNews about partnering with a Mexican agency, updated benchmarking requirements and progress on the global markets programme.

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Increased certification, risk and compliance demand – SAI Global

SAI Global has opened an office in Singapore citing increased demand for certification, risk and compliance services.

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Kaida chooses Tomra equipment for potato processing plant

Kaida has invested in two agricultural product processing plants which will feature Tomra’s steam peeling and optical sorting machines.

Dispatches from GFSI 2017 in Houston

USP partnership will help raise barriers against food fraud - Eurofins

Eurofins and the US Pharmacopeia Convention (USP) are to combine expertise to assist the sector in combatting food fraud.

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BioGX expands in Europe through subsidiary

BioGX has established European operations in Amsterdam, Netherlands as it targets growth in the region.

Neogen launches raw pork detection test

Neogen has developed a test to detect raw pork in meat and environmental samples.

Dispatches from GFSI 2017 in Houston

Tetra Pak goes digital for quality issue resolution

Tetra Pak is using advanced analytics to predict potential problems instead of reacting to them.

Dispatches from GFSI 2017 in Houston

Kimberly-Clark Professional addresses allergens and hand hygiene

Kimberly-Clark Professional has launched an industrial cloth and a system that uses behavioural science to improve worker hand hygiene.

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Fore! Golf ball pieces prompt McCain Foods recall

McCain Foods USA has recalled hash browns that may be contaminated with golf ball materials.

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Frito-Lay recalls potato chips due to Salmonella concerns

Frito-Lay is recalling some potato chips in the US and Canada due to possible Salmonella in the seasoning.

Exova accepts £620m takeover bid from Element

Element Materials Technology is to acquire Exova Group for £620m (€741m).

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