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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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Supplier ingredient causes second Conagra Salmonella recall in a month

Ingredients used in a brownie mix as part of a Conagra Brands meal may be contaminated with Salmonella.

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Lexagene to have prototype of on-site testing device by end of year

A biotech company is developing a microfluidic system to provide on-site food safety testing with its first prototype expected by the end of this year.

Dispatches from GFSI 2017 in Houston

Rentokil: Data must be tailored to pest risk and environment

Using connected devices to help mitigate risk in pest management is a critical part of food safety, according to Rentokil Initial.

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BioFront Technologies named as US agent for Fera’s proficiency testing service

Fera Science has appointed BioFront Technologies as the US agent for its proficiency testing service.

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Intralytix phage-based Shigella tech backed by FDA

Intralytix Inc’s product targeting Shigella has received GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) recognition from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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Nestlé UK issues nut allergy product recall

Nestlé UK has recalled a batch of Kitkats as they have been mispacked meaning peanuts and nuts are not declared on the label.

Dispatches from GFSI 2017 in Houston

EHEDG looks to bring hygienic design knowledge to GFSI

EHEDG has told FoodQualityNews that it wants to establish a close co-operation with the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).

HACCP a ‘foundational pillar’ of safety and quality management system – Coca Cola

HACCP requirements and documentation are ‘foundational pillars’ of the food safety and quality management system, according to an expert at Coca-Cola HBC.

Dispatches from GFSI 2017 in Houston

Ecolab: Consumer demand changing potential hazards

Consumer demand for all types of food year-round is changing the nature of the hazards and controls, according to Ecolab.

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Certification programme achieves government recognition

CanadaGAP has received full government recognition.

Dispatches from GFSI 2017 in Houston

Blockchain can transform traceability - Bureau Veritas

Blockchain technology has the potential to change the traditional audit and certification industry, according to Bureau Veritas.

Industry searching for energy-saving and safe air decontamination - Potok

Companies in the food industry are searching for energy-saving and safe ways to do air decontamination, according to Potok Inter.

Consumer group ‘concerned’ about direction of food safety reforms

A consumer group has expressed concern that proposed food safety reforms could see more inspections carried out by third parties employed by businesses.

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Bright future for contract manufacturing – Best Sanitizers

Best Sanitizers is to expand its toll blending and private label contract manufacturing capabilities.

Dispatches from GFSI 2017 in Houston

Trace One urges firms to focus on the basics

Transparency and traceability are important but first firms must get the basics right, according to Trace One.

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Charm Sciences introduces colony counter

Charm Sciences has introduced a system that counts Peel Plate microbial test colonies, stores plate images, exports and archives data from Peel Plate microbial tests.

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SQFI launches edition 8 of SQF Code

The Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI) has launched version 8 of the SQF Code.

Dispatches from GFSI 2017 in Houston

Alchemy and USP partner to assess supply chain risk

Alchemy Systems and the US Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) are to collaborate to help companies assess supply chain risk and build systems to minimize food fraud.

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Hunt's Chili Kits recalled due to Salmonella concerns

Conagra Brands, Inc. is recalling Hunt's Chili Kits due to Salmonella in the chili seasoning packet in the kit.

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Detection of density: The metal can files

Metal cans are more challenging to inspect than low-density containers because the packaging presents a higher density to the x-rays.

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MultiX targets international expansion

MultiX has raised €3.5m to launch production and push ahead with international expansion.

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