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Finnish tests find no horse meat sold as beef

No products containing horse meat not listed on the product packaging have been found after an investigation in Finland.

FVO finds shortcomings in Estonian audit

Controls for food contaminants are in place but with some shortcomings according to a Food and Veterinary Office (FVO) audit in Estonia.

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McDonald’s, KFC apologise in China’s latest food safety scare

Allegations concerning the sale of expired meat by American-owned Shanghai Husi Food to the Chinese operations of McDonald’s, KFC and Pizza Hut have forced the fast food chains to suspend...

PURE Bioscience submits FCN for antimicrobial

PURE Bioscience has submitted a Food Contact Notification (FCN) for its silver dihydrogen citrate (SDC) antimicrobial for raw poultry processing.

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ABC Research becomes General Mills approved lab

ABC Research Laboratories has become a General Mills Approved Laboratory.

Fruit and veg interceptions increase - Europhyt

Harmful organisms were mainly found in consignments of fruit or vegetables, according to the Europhyt annual report.

Is the rise of raw chocolate a safety concern?

The rising trend for raw chocolate may present a health hazard to consumers unless adequate steps to eliminate Salmonella are taken, says the US National Confectioners Association (NCA).

GFSI to require food fraud mitigation requirements

The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) will include requirements specific to food fraud mitigation in its guidance document to be released in 2016.

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Sterigenics receives accreditation in Mexico

Sterigenics International has received ISO/IEC 17025:2005 food and chemistry accreditation in Mexico.

Guest Article - Part 2: Mettler-Toledo myths 6-10

Overcoming more myths of food industry inspection standards

The standards governing the food industry are changing all the time as manufacturing processes rapidly evolve, according to Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection.

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FSA and FERA to hold GMI meeting

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) and the Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera) are organising the Global Microbial Identifier (GMI) meeting on 11-12 September.

Bread measurement boosted by Stable Micro Systems

Stable Micro Systems has added calculations to its non-contact laser-based volume measurement instrument to respond to industry needs.

FSA revises E.coli cross contamination guidance

Guidance for controlling E.coli O157 cross contamination has been revised because of research into the effectiveness of disinfecting equipment.

Guest Article - Part 1: Mettler-Toledo myths 1-5

Overcoming myths of food industry inspection standards

Regional and international food industry safety guidelines are changing all the time, according to Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection.

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Mérieux NutriSciences expands regulatory, scientific and marketing services

Mérieux NutriSciences Corporation has acquired Total Quality Food Consultants expanding its regulatory, scientific and marketing services.

FSA: Horse meat was biggest incident in our history

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) said the horse meat incident dominated last year and it is continuing to learn lessons from what it called ‘the biggest incident in its history’....

Italian Salmonella controls evaluated by FVO

Salmonella National Control Programmes (SNCPs) in Italy have the required sampling frequency and correct sampling protocol but there are still some deficiencies, according to findings from the Food and Veterinary...

EFTA finds ‘minor shortcomings’ in Norwegian poultry meat controls

Minor shortcomings in Norwegian controls of poultry meat products have been identified according to the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Surveillance Authority.

Microbac Laboratories adopts Veriflow detection system

Microbac Laboratories has adopted Invisible Sentinel’s Veriflow diagnostic technology for detection of bacterial pathogens in food.

Continued focus needed to reduce Campylobacter and Salmonella

There needs to be a continued focus on reducing foodborne illness from Campylobacter and Salmonella, according to a report for the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA).

BfR shares food safety knowledge in Iceland

Food safety in Iceland has been strengthened after a partnership with the German authorities.

Border controls on EU fruit and veg protecting consumers

The system of controls at EU borders on fruit and vegetable imports from non-EU countries is protecting consumers from potential food safety risks, according to the European Commission

EDC exposure could be costing €31bn per year - HEAL

Exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (ECDs) may be costing up to €31bn per year in the European Union (EU), according to the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL).

Guest article

Product inspection tips for getting ahead of the competition

With so many product inspection systems available for the food supply industry, manufacturers and processors need to know which one is right for them and how to utilize it to its full...

Microbial detection is Speedy Breedy

A portable microbial contamination test can speed up time to result ensuring product can be cleared and shipped faster, according to its developers.

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