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Trimble boosts tools for food traceability and quality control

Trimble has acquired the assets of a provider of food traceability and quality control insights from YottaMark of California.

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Detectamet scoops Queen's Award for Enterprise

Detectamet has won the Queen's Award for Enterprise after exports grew by more than 80% over the past three years.

Safety app targets worker engagement

Safety software has traditionally been developed for the employer and it can be a battle to get worker engagement, according to the creator of an app.  

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QC Industries launches HydroClean sanitary conveyors

QC Industries has launched what it claims are the first modular belt conveyors that can be disassembled without tools to make cleaning quick and easy.

dispatches from Anuga FoodTec 2015

FQN investigates hygiene, cleaning and sanitation

FoodQualityNews spoke to the European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group (EHEDG) and Ecolab at Anuga FoodTec about the importance of hygienic design and systems to ensure hygiene, cleaning and sanitation.

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Invisible Sentinel completes validation phase for brewPAL

Invisible Sentinel has completed the validation phase of an assay to detect beer spoiling microbes and will launch it globally next month.

Neogen launches multi-tree nut allergen test

Neogen has launched a test that can simultaneously detect six tree nuts in 10 minutes after extraction.

Nuts in spices scandal shows no signs of slowing down

Undeclared almond prompts recalls in EU countries

The nuts and spices contamination scandal is continuing to affect companies across Europe.

Heuft uses pulsed X-ray to detect contaminants

Heuft Systemtechnik has launched an X-ray detector which combines pulsed X-ray technology with image convertors to detect foreign objects.

Mérieux NutriSciences makes sixth acquisition in less than a year

Mérieux NutriSciences Corporation has acquired ABC Research Laboratories in Gainesville, Florida to take its total of acquisitions to six from July last year.

World Health Day: Food safety

3M: Food safety landscape changed dramatically

There has been more change in the food safety landscape in the last few years compared to the previous 30, according to 3M Food Safety.

World Health Day: Food Safety

Continuous improvement in cleaning and hygiene, says PeroxyChem

There has been a continuous improvement in cleaning and hygiene methods to ensure food safety, said PeroxyChem.

Anuga FoodTec 2015 review

Avure: We are working on avenues for HPP not even being thought about today

Avure Technologies is working on new avenues for high pressure processing (HPP) that are ‘not even being thought above today’, according to its CEO.

Neogen launches microbial test for EU market

Neogen Europe has introduced a microbial test for the European market which gives results in 24 hours.

CMS targets secondary poultry processing safety

Stricter chicken part standards will mean changes for poultry processors and safer food for consumers, according to CMS Technology.

Hygiena aerobic bacteria test backed by AOAC

Hygiena has been awarded Performance Tested Methods (PTM) validation from the AOAC Research Institute for its aerobic bacteria test.

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Which? responds as Scottish food agency launches

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has launched today (1 April) with a consumer watchdog calling on it to operate as a ‘strong, independent consumer champion’.

Dispatches from Anuga FoodTec 2015

Elpress Cleaning Systems secures HACCP International Certification

Elpress Cleaning Systems has secured HACCP International Certification for its range of hygiene access equipment.

Dispatches from Anuga FoodTec 2015

Multivac launches entry-level X-ray inspection machine

Multivac Marking & Inspection has launched an entry-level X-ray inspection system at Anuga FoodTec 2015.

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RF Biocidics delivers decontamination tech to almond firm

RF Biocidics has installed its radio frequency equipment at an almond firm to eliminate possible harmful contaminants.

dispatches from Anuga FoodTec 2015

Ecolab refocuses clean foaming system

Ecolab will launch foam cleaners from June as part of its rebrand of the products in Europe.

dispatches from Anuga FoodTec 2015

Mettler Toledo updates software for product inspection

Mettler Toledo has updated data management software that networks metal detectors, x-ray inspection systems and checkweighers.

FoodChain Europe assesses vulnerable ‘hotspots’ in supply chain

FoodChain Europe has said its system can identify vulnerable ‘hotspots’ in the food supply chain to meet requirements of BRC Version 7.

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Maureen Edmondson named president of IFST

Maureen Edmondson has been named as president of the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST).

Belgium hit by nuts in spices findings

Belgium has become the latest country to be dragged into the nuts and spices contamination issue.