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Food allergies: Analytical deficiency, labelling ‘muddle’ and access to testing

Thermo Fisher Scientific, Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp are part of a coalition which has called for equal access to allergy testing.

Dairy companies join SAFE food safety program to develop bacteria-detection software

University College Dublin (UCD) and top dairy firms including Kerry have launched a three-year Innovation Partnership program to develop software that rapidly detects bacteria during production. 

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Ecolab: Sanitizer can help processers boost plant productivity

Ecolab has introduced a mixed peracid sanitizer and disinfectant for dairy, food, beverage and brewery processors.

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Event Watch: Food safety event agenda for May and June 2016

Looking for something to do and somewhere to go next month? FoodQualityNews has put together an event schedule so you have no excuses for missing key industry dates.

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Mettler Toledo and Peak Scientific win Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Mettler Toledo Safeline and Peak Scientific were among the firms awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

FSA suspends Campylobacter on chicken retail survey

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has suspended its survey measuring Campylobacter levels on chickens from retail as test methods could not be relied upon to give accurate retailer comparisons.

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Eriez: Increased sanitary industry demand for conveyors

Eriez has increased production of conveyors used in sanitary applications in response to growing sales and demand from customers.

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Cambridge backs cloud-based food safety system

Cambridge City Council has provided backing for Checkit’s management and monitoring system.

Bureau Veritas and AsureQuality acquire Dairy Technical Services

Fonterra Australia has signed an agreement to divest its 36.02% shareholding in Dairy Technical Services (DTS) to a consortium comprising Bureau Veritas Singapore and AsureQuality Limited.

Foodex 2016

The food industry is at the heart of the smart phone revolution

The food industry is at the heart of the smart phone revolution but getting the right social media policy is fundamental, says Maz Dannourah, associate solicitor, Roythornes.

Foodex 2016

Food fraud, safety & the challenges of global trading

Bernard Matthews, Food Standards Agency, 2 Sisters Food Group and the Food & Drink Exporters Association will discuss the latest trends impacting the bakery, beverage and dairy industry at Foodex.

Join the debate on first prototype of PHB packaging for juices

AINIA Technological Centre and the European Fruit Juice Association (AIJN) has organised an event including information on the first prototype of packaging for juices made ​​from PHB, a biodegradable bioplastic...

Neogen unveils mycotoxin test with water-based extraction

Neogen Corporation has developed an improved line of mycotoxin tests that use water as the solvent in the extraction process.

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Zebra and Bosch collaborate on food safety

Zebra Technologies Corporation is to collaborate with Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions to help manufacturers manage food safety and compliance needs digitally.

Australia hit by dried oregano fraud findings

Seven of twelve dried oregano samples tested by an Australian consumer watchdog contained other ingredients, including olive and sumac leaves.

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3M releases pathogen detection test for E. coli O157

3M Food Safety has launched a detection assay for E. coli O157 which is faster than previous versions to help customers make quicker decisions.

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USDA targets smaller producers with certification program

A certification program for small and mid-sized growers and cooperatives in the produce industry has been launched by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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DuPont boosts EU options with AFNOR Certification

DuPont BAX System assays for Salmonella and E. coli O157:H7 have received extended validation from AFNOR Certification.

Special Edition: Getting More From Your Milk

DSM’s Pack-Age opens up new markets for natural crust cheeses

DSM’s new Pack-Age is a moisture-permeable cheese membrane that can be used to pack and preserve natural crust cheeses.

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Romer Labs targets soy detection

Romer Labs has launched a soy test kit to protect brands and consumers from accidental soy contamination.

Dispatches from GFSC 2016 in Berlin

Diversey Care makes food safety management digital

Diversey Care, a division of Sealed Air, has launched a digital food safety management platform to help firms boost safety and quality of operations. 

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‘We’ve come a long way but more to be done’, says head of food crime unit

Intelligence about food criminals is in short supply and crimes are often undetected or unreported, according to the first assessment of its type in the UK.

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DNA testing reveals nothing fishy about MSC ecolabeled products

More than 99% of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) ecolabeled products were found to be correctly labeled, according to DNA test results from the organisation.

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Guest Article: Fish speciation analysis

In the food industry brand protection has always been important, particularly since the horsemeat scandal.

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Brexit should not affect amount of food fraud – NSF

Brexit should not affect standards of food safety and quality or the amount of fraud in the system, according to NSF International.

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