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Delayed investigation led to non-compliant MSM being eaten – FVO

A Food and Veterinary Office (FVO) report has revealed a delay in investigating a mechanically separate meat (MSM)-related issue by Poland led to 198 tonnes of non-compliant or illegal products...

More than 70% of chickens contaminated with Campylobacter - FSA

Almost three-quarters of chickens tested positive for Campylobacter, according to a year-long study by the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA).

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Mekitec bakes up x-ray imaging machine for growing company

Mekitec has helped an expanding US-based bakery deal with increased demand.

SGS sets out starting point for food safety plan

The starting point for any food safety plan is knowledge of raw material suppliers and products/ingredients provided, according to SGS.

27 May. 10am New York, 3pm London, 4pm Paris

Food fraud on FoodQualityNews agenda

Four food fraud experts will tackle the ins and outs of the subject in a one hour discussion tomorrow (Wednesday) hosted by FoodQualityNews.

dispatches from IPACK-IMA 2015, Milan

Bühler evaluating how IoT might improve food safety

Bühler has said the Internet of Things (IoT) could be one way of improving the safety of food and feed in the future.

FSA dedicates Food Safety Week (May 18-24) to Chicken Challenge campaign

FSA wants to halve number of Campylobacter cases by end of year

An estimated 280,000 people fall ill in the UK with Campylobacter per year, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

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USDA reveals $2.3m funding opportunity for regional centers

More than $2m has been made available to establish regional centers to support food safety training and education, pursuant to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

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SGS boosts UK food testing capabilities

SGS has described its acquisition of SVA as fully in line with the development of its food testing network.

3M Food Safety upgrades its Petrifilm Rapid Yeast & Mold Count Plate

3M Food Safety has updated its 3M Petrifilm Rapid Yeast & Mold Count Plate adding rapid plates that speed up the time it takes customers to get test results, as...

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Sign 'em up! Brady provides signage for production units

Brady claims it has solved the problem of food safety requirements preventing industry from using lean and safety signage in production units, resulting in a higher than average number of...

‘We believe private sector is perfectly placed to help raise standards in food safety’ - Mars

Mars and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have partnered to boost food safety in Africa.

Genome sequencing making inroads and could play role in FSMA

Genome sequencing is helping to be more precise in foodborne outbreak investigation but has not recognised its full potential yet, according to a microbiologist.

Vietnam

Eurofins buys majority stake in Vietnam’s biggest food testing company

Eurofins Scientific, the international environment testing company, has agreed to acquire a 65% stake in Sắc Ký Hải Đăng (EDC-HD), Vietnam’s biggest private food analysis laboratory. 

Eurofins invests in lab entry procedures

Eurofins Food Testing UK has made an £150,000 investment in its Wolverhampton microbiology test facility.

Meat products top Food Fraud Network activity report

Meat products were the category of foodstuffs for the majority of exchanges through a European network that monitors food fraud.

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Fortress metal detectors give product safety healthy boost at Nutrition Group

Nutrition Group has installed six Stealth Pharmaceutical metal detectors from Fortress Technology on its tablet pressing lines as part of a £2m programme of upgrades and expansion.

DuPont signs agreement with Eurofins on food protection service

DuPont Nutrition & Health has signed an agreement with Eurofins Microbiology Laboratories to provide analytical testing services as part its DuPont Detect + Protect offering. 

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Tom Hollands named as IFST representative for IFT meeting

Tom Hollands has been selected to represent The Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST) at the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)’s Annual Meeting and Food Expo (AMFE 15).

Eurofins acquires US and Canadian firms to push into Americas market

Eurofins Scientific has acquired QC Laboratories (QCL) in the US and Experchem in Canada saying it sees the Americas as an attractive market for all businesses.

Food Radar continues work to detect contaminants

Continuing with initial success and supporting brands already using the product is the way to grow, according to the president of a firm that uses microwave technology to detect foreign...

Xtalks eCongress hosted a 9-part global webinar series on Food Fraud

Complex and globalized food supply increases vulnerability to fraud

The complex and globalized food supply increases the vulnerability of certain products to fraud, according to the National Center for Food Protection and Defense (NCFPD).

Cumin products were recalled due to almond contamination prompting allergy concerns

Mahaleb caused false positive results in nuts and spices testing

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has said initial results which prompted cumin products to be recalled for containing almond were wrong and positive readings were caused by mahaleb.

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USDA grants to fund nanotechnology research

Funding of more than $3.8m to support nanotechnology research has been made available by the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).

Raw fish production is ‘Bottom of the Class’ in food safety standards, says BRC

Raw fish as a category is bottom of the class in meeting food safety standards globally, according to a BRC (British Retail Consortium) Global Standards report.

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