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‘We can do better on food waste challenge’ – Diversey Consulting

'We are at a huge crossroads when it comes to tackling food waste and there is more we can do better', according to Diversey Consulting.

Licensing effort for Shiga toxin diagnostic tech awarded

A joint effort to license assays that allow for the rapid detection of Shiga toxin has received a prize.

Mars and IBM to use genetic data for food safety understanding

Mars and IBM Research have created a consortium which will use advances in genomics to boost food safety.

Sample6 predicts Salmonella assay backing

Sample6 expects to have an assay for Salmonella validated by the AOAC by the middle of the year.

Garlic squash anyone? Tesco withdraws batch after wrong additive used

Tesco has withdrawn a batch of apple and blackcurrant squash from sale, following complaints from consumers over its ‘garlic odour.’

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Nanotechnology focus for BfR event

Integrating nanomaterial in the entire value chain creates challenges and requires different approaches, according to the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR).

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BPA safe verdict prompts wide response

Reaction to the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA’s) decision that bisphenol A (BPA) does not pose a health risk at currently exposed levels has been flooding in.

Mettler-Toledo targets x-ray inspection of tall and rigid containers

Mettler-Toledo has launched an x-ray inspection system for tall and rigid containers to protect food safety and product integrity.

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Crystal Diagnostics certified for STEC detection test

Crystal Diagnostics has received AOAC-PTM accreditation for detection of STEC E.coli food pathogens.

Hygiena unveils environmental Salmonella test kit

Hygiena has launched a Salmonella environmental monitoring test which delivers a presumptive positive within 24 hours.

NSF International grows European capabilities

NSF International has acquired Erdmann Analytics to provide expanded testing capabilities in Europe.

Food safety and quality more related than ever, says newly-launched firm

Safety and the perceived quality of food are now more related than ever before, according to the managing director of a newly-created company.

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BRC requirements subject of RSSL training course

RSSL has launched a training course for manufacturers and retailers to address risk assessment, traceability and authenticity in the revised BRC standard on food safety.

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Napasol pasteurization line for hazelnut cooperative

Hazelnut Growers of Oregon is starting up its Napasol pasteurization line this week to eliminate potential foodborne pathogens.

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Salmonella detection in poultry matrices talk at IPPE

Salmonella enterica detection in poultry matrices will be the subject of a presentation at the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE).

Which? calls for Campylobacter action

Which? has called on UK supermarkets to publish an action plan on Campylobacter by the end of the month.

3M Food Safety launches 24-hour aerobic bacteria indicator test

3M Food Safety has launched a test that can detect aerobic bacteria counts in 24 hours for most food matrices.

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Mérieux NutriSciences seals deal for Randolph Companies

Mérieux NutriSciences has bought the Randolph Companies after a shared history of safety services to the food industry.

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Consumer confidence rocked again following insect finding in baby food

Japan’s novus annus horribilis continues following the recall of more than 120,000 pouches of baby food after a consumer found an insect in one package.

BRC publishes updated food safety standard

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has published a revised standard on food safety and audits against it will start in July.

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Funding to address food safety upgrades

Massachusetts produce and aquaculture sites have been given grants to address food safety upgrades.

Invisible Sentinel develops custom assay for Silliker

Invisible Sentinel’s Veriflow diagnostic technology has been adopted for use by Silliker in its laboratories worldwide.

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PHAC names scientific director general

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has appointed Dr Matthew Gilmour as scientific director general National Public Health Laboratories.

Irish beef granted US access

Ireland has become the first EU member state to gain access to the US beef market following the lifting of a ban in March last year.

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EFSA reveals second scientific conference details

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is organising a scientific conference during World EXPO 2015 in Milan.

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