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FSA study shows country of origin labelling is accurate

An investigation in to the origin of foods claiming to be from the UK and Ireland has found that such claims on labels are accurate, says the UK Food Standards...

Lack of communication in contaminant control – FVO

There is a lack of communication around contaminant food testing for infants and young children in Romania despite arrangements being in place, according to the Food and Veterinary Office (FVO).

Consumer demand driving food chain transparency - SGS

Food fraud and transparency of the supply chain are important issues being led by consumer demand, according to SGS.

China

Shanghai municipal chief urges greater protection for whistleblowers

Journalists and whistleblowers should be given more protection as they expose food safety scandals, Shanghai’s chief official told a municipal meeting in the wake of last week’s expired meat scandal...

2 Sisters Food Group announces audit all-clear

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) audits at two 2 Sisters Food Group plants have given the sites the all-clear.

FSA audits 2 Sisters Food Group after Campylobacter concerns

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has started audits at two 2 Sisters Food Group plants after hygiene standard concerns at the poultry processor.

Bruker restructure will see more than 200 jobs lost

Bruker’s Chemical and Applied Markets (CAM) division is to be reduced with the loss of 200-250 workers.

China

General manager and quality control boss arrested in Husi scandal

One of the five employees arrested in China’s latest food-safety scandal has been named as the general manager of the US-owned Shanghai Husi Foods operation, while another is the head...

China

Scandal-hit CEO brands own company's practices ‘unacceptable'

The chief executive of OSI Group, the American owner of the meat processor under investigation by Chinese authorities for supplying expired meat to international fast-food chains including McDonald’s and KFC,...

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FSA reverses Campylobacter name and shame plan

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has voted not to name and shame supermarkets selling chicken contaminated with Campylobacter.   

Which? expresses ‘grave concerns’ over possible FSA U-turn

A consumer watchdog has expressed grave concerns on the possible reversal of a plan to name and shame supermarkets selling chicken contaminated with Campylobacter.    

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AIB International introduces HACCP online course

AIB International has developed a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) online course to provide practical and relevant instruction.

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Finnish tests find no horse meat sold as beef

No products containing horse meat not listed on the product packaging have been found after an investigation in Finland.

FVO finds shortcomings in Estonian audit

Controls for food contaminants are in place but with some shortcomings according to a Food and Veterinary Office (FVO) audit in Estonia.

China

McDonald’s, KFC apologise in China’s latest food safety scare

Allegations concerning the sale of expired meat by American-owned Shanghai Husi Food to the Chinese operations of McDonald’s, KFC and Pizza Hut have forced the fast food chains to suspend...

PURE Bioscience submits FCN for antimicrobial

PURE Bioscience has submitted a Food Contact Notification (FCN) for its silver dihydrogen citrate (SDC) antimicrobial for raw poultry processing.

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ABC Research becomes General Mills approved lab

ABC Research Laboratories has become a General Mills Approved Laboratory.

Fruit and veg interceptions increase - Europhyt

Harmful organisms were mainly found in consignments of fruit or vegetables, according to the Europhyt annual report.

Is the rise of raw chocolate a safety concern?

The rising trend for raw chocolate may present a health hazard to consumers unless adequate steps to eliminate Salmonella are taken, says the US National Confectioners Association (NCA).

GFSI to require food fraud mitigation requirements

The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) will include requirements specific to food fraud mitigation in its guidance document to be released in 2016.

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Sterigenics receives accreditation in Mexico

Sterigenics International has received ISO/IEC 17025:2005 food and chemistry accreditation in Mexico.

Guest Article - Part 2: Mettler-Toledo myths 6-10

Overcoming more myths of food industry inspection standards

The standards governing the food industry are changing all the time as manufacturing processes rapidly evolve, according to Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection.

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FSA and FERA to hold GMI meeting

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) and the Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera) are organising the Global Microbial Identifier (GMI) meeting on 11-12 September.

Bread measurement boosted by Stable Micro Systems

Stable Micro Systems has added calculations to its non-contact laser-based volume measurement instrument to respond to industry needs.

FSA revises E.coli cross contamination guidance

Guidance for controlling E.coli O157 cross contamination has been revised because of research into the effectiveness of disinfecting equipment.