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Food industry must consider intentional contamination – NSF

The food industry needs to adapt to take into consideration intentional contamination in the supply chain, according to NSF.

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Chair of Campylobacter working group named

Richard Macdonald has been named chair of a joint industry and government body focused on the reduction of Campylobacter.

Israel poultry control weakened by ‘discrepancies’

The Israeli control system for poultry products to the EU is weakened by some discrepancies between EU legislation and standards in the country, according to the Food and Veterinary Office...

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FSSC 22000 adds Food QMS certification

FSSC 22000 has added a separate module for the certification of Food Quality Management Systems (QMS), based on ISO 9001, to its existing auditing and certification structure.

Food industry watched tighter than before, says insurance agency

The food industry is under more scrutiny than ever before, according to the founder of an insurance agency.

Sample that: Dietz & Watson takes up Listeria tech

Dietz & Watson has cut time to result by days by using Sample6 technology to test, find and remediate Listeria before products leave one of its plants.

FVO finds shortcomings in Dutch fish products control

The Netherlands has a control system for fish products but addressing shortcomings in sampling for Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH), additives and histamine could improve it, found a Food and Veterinary...

USDA can do more to safeguard poultry products – GAO

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) must develop more performance measures for Salmonella and Campylobacter contamination in poultry products, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

High throughput checkweigher gives ‘future-proof system’ – Mettler Toledo

Mettler-Toledo Garvens has introduced a checkweigher so food manufacturers can achieve higher throughput rates and future-proof production lines.

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Food safety investment: People or Technology?

Maple Leaf Foods’s Sixth Annual Food Safety Symposium debated investing in people or technology.

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Insurance provides assurance against product contamination

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has launched insurance cover for the food and drink industries in the UK, Ireland and Italy.

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Perten Instruments opens Canadian office

Perten Instruments has opened an office in Canada to support efforts, work and customers.

Sampling and follow-up shortcomings in poultry meat audit

Official controls on poultry meat and products in Germany are largely met but deficiencies are found around sampling and reactions to positive results, according to a Food and Veterinary Office...

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PURE Bioscience submits FCN for produce processing aid

PURE Bioscience has submitted a Food Contact Notification (FCN) for Silver Dihydrogen Citrate (SDC) as a produce processing aid.

Invisible Sentinel goes down under to tackle food pathogens

Invisible Sentinel’s Veriflow assays will be distributed in New Zealand as part of the firm’s strategy to gain access to international markets.

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NEHA offers training prep for FSMA changes

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) is offering two training courses to prepare food safety professionals for changes as part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

Bisphenol substitutes among chemicals added to SIN List

A list of chemicals of high concern has been updated with substances added including those used in food packaging.

A glut of gluten approvals for Romer Labs

Romer Labs gluten G12 rapid tests have received AOAC approval to ensure that food producers meet the necessary standards and requirements.

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IFPTI turns five and consolidates brand

The International Food Protection Training Institute (IFPTI) is marking its fifth anniversary serving the food protection community.

Scottish food standards agency moves step closer

The role of a newly-created food standards body in Scotland has been debated by Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs).

Albania’s control of egg production backed in FVO audit

Albania’s official controls on egg quality for EU export are satisfactory but the certification system requires refining, according to a Food and Veterinary Office (FVO) audit.

Thermo Fisher Scientific boosts checkweighing for food can lines

Thermo Fisher Scientific has unveiled a checkweigher targeting high-rate food can lines.

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Harnessing science to counter fraud in food and beverage industry

Counterfeiting has become an epidemic in the food and beverage industry, affecting pricing and risks to health.

Endocrine disruptor criteria aim in EC consultation

A consultation to help define criteria for endocrine disruptors has been launched by the European Commission.

IFR seeks partners to develop NMR tech

The Institute of Food Research (IFR) is seeking partners for a testing method using benchtop nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR).