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Romer Labs’ kits evaluated to test pathogens and mycotoxins in cannabis

DigiPath Labs is to investigate Romer Labs' rapid diagnostic test kits to screen for foodborne pathogens and quantify mycotoxins in cannabis.

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Reflex installs fifth Sesotec metal detection system

Reflex Nutrition has installed the latest of five Sesotec metal detection systems for its production lines. 

Quarter of dried oregano contains other ingredients – Which?

A quarter of dried oregano tested has been found to contain other ingredients according to study published by Which?

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LGC: Network will strengthen food authenticity industry

LGC will coordinate a food authenticity network set up due to one of the recommendations of the Elliot review.

Mérieux NutriSciences establishes presence in Israel

Mérieux NutriSciences has acquired Milouda & Migal Laboratories to move into Israel and continue investments in what it called ‘attractive and fast growing’ markets.  

Improvement in quality and quantity of food safety training

There has been an improvement in quality and quantity of food safety training since last year, according to an industry survey.

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Exova specialist appointed to BSI committee

The head of microbiological services at Exova has been appointed to the BSI Standards Committee for Water Quality, Microbiological Methods.

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Neogen’s ANSR Listeria monocytogenes test backed by AOAC

Neogen Corporation has received approval from the AOAC Research Institute for a test to detect Listeria monocytogenes DNA in food and environmental samples.

Campden BRI retains RPA food authenticity contract

Campden BRI will analyse a range of products for authenticity after reatining a contract from the Rural Payments Agency (RPA).

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Safe Food Canada nets $850,000 federal funding

Safe Food Canada has received $850,000 in federal funding to boost food safety in the country.

China tops RASFF notifications by country of origin

China topped the RASFF notifications by country of origin with 413 last year, followed by Turkey (201), India (199), Spain (166) and USA (164).

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Atkins Nutritionals packaging error prompts chocolate recall

Atkins Nutritionals is recalling some of its Chocolate Candies because it may contain sachets of Chocolate Peanut Candies.

Cumin recall withdrawn after testing shows mahaleb not almond presence

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has backtracked on a recall of ground cumin because of almond after additional testing.

Majority of technical appeal results upheld – Government Chemist

The Government Chemist upheld the results of official analyses in 85% of technical appeals referred to it last year.

AOAC extends DuPont assay validation with single-stage enrichment media

DuPont’s BAX System for Listeria has had its validation extended to include a proprietary enrichment media, speeding up time to result.

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ConAgra, Mars and JBS staff join NACMCF panel

Members to the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF) have been revealed for the 2015-2017 term.

BIOTECON Diagnostics launches RT PCR system for norovirus

BIOTECON Diagnostics has launched a real-time PCR molecular diagnostic system for norovirus.

French BPA ban referred to Constitutional Court

PlasticsEurope has welcomed the Conseil d´État’s decision to refer the case around the French law suspending the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in food contact materials to the Constitutional Court....

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FSA names ACMSF appointments

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has revealed appointments to the Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food (ACMSF).

Companies facing more sophisticated fraud issues - Eurofins

Food authenticity analysis is being increasingly used in industry as companies face more sophisticated frauds issues, according to Eurofins.

Neogen taps into expanding Indian food testing demand

Neogen Corporation has acquired the assets of a food testing lab in southwest India adding the market is ‘extremely attractive’ because of the expanding middle class.

How do you like your frogs legs? Irradiated

Frogs legs and dried aromatic herbs and spices were the top two commodities irradiated but overall use of the technique fell, according to an EU report.

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Fortress supplies 7 Stealth metal detectors for bakery

Fortress Technology has supplied seven Stealth metal detectors with Vector conveyors in the bakery of a UK retailer.

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Food & Water Watch: Documents show officials urged earlier Foster Farms recall

USDA officials recommended taking action on Foster Farms poultry products tainted with Salmonella almost nine months before they were actually recalled, according to Food & Water Watch.

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