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PerkinElmer software targets food adulterants

PerkinElmer has launched software to detect known and unknown contaminants in ingredients to guard against adulteration.   

FDA food recalls down in Q4 but affected units rockets 142%

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) food recalls were down in Q4 2014 but the amount of product involved grew by 142% from the previous quarter, according to the Stericycle Quarterly...

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Wendel sells Bureau Veritas shares but remains in control

Wendel has sold 48 million shares in Bureau Veritas, amounting to 10.9% of the share capital for close to €1bn.

EDC exposure ‘costs EU €157bn annually’

Exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) likely costs the European Union €157bn a year in actual health care expenses and lost earning potential, according to a series of studies.

Scope for improvement in food authenticity industry - report

There is scope for better collaboration, data sharing and harmonisation between all those with an interest in food authenticity, according to a report.

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Birko joins with Garden Cut for food safety

Birko has partnered with Garden Cut to develop best practice sanitation procedures.

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Armenia and Kyrgyz Republic focus on food safety

A two-day workshop on foodborne disease risk assessment has been held in Armenia.

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Romer Labs claims market first for water-based Zearalenone test

Romer Labs has introduced a water-based test which will allow food, feed and grain producers to test for Zearalenone without using organic solvents.

Eurofins reveals lab space expected to go on stream this year

Eurofins has revealed it expects 40,000m2 of laboratory space to come on stream this year.

Be proactive to tackle fraud in the supply chain

Food companies becoming more proactive when tackling fraud in the supply chain was one of the main outcomes from an NSF International conference.

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FSSC 22000 adds quality module

FSSC 22000 has added a voluntary ISO 9001:2008 module to its existing scheme from the start of this month.

Antimicrobial resistance data reveals mixed findings

Antibiotic-resistant strains of Listeria monocytogenes in unprocessed salads are not as widespread as originally suspected, according to a study.

Campden BRI invests in cold plasma and UV-C tech

Campden BRI has purchased a continuous UV-C and installed a large scale cold plasma machine to give industry access to new technologies to develop ways of processing and preserving products....

DVFA: No basis for BPA legal action

There is no basis for individual legal action on BPA according to The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration (DVFA) after researchers in the country said the safe level recommended by...

EFSA manual for reporting foodborne outbreaks

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has updated guidance on reporting foodborne outbreaks.

Seward tech used in FSA Campylobacter survey

Seward has revealed how its Stomacher technology was used to prepare samples for the UK Food Standard Agency’s (FSA)’s survey which found 73% of chickens tested positive for Campylobacter.

Herbs and spices supply chain under scrutiny after nut findings

Cases of cumin and paprika contaminated with almond protein will be the subject of an industry meeting tomorrow (25 February).

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DNV inks deal to increase Asian presence

DNV has acquired International Standards Certifications (ISC) which has a strong presence in Asia.

Neogen ANSR test targets Listeria monocytogenes

Neogen Corporation has developed a test to detect Listeria monocytogenes based on customer demand and natural progression from previous assays.

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Birko provides sanitation help to Dunbar Foods

Birko has partnered with Dunbar Foods Corp. to provide the firm with specialized sanitation materials.

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TÜV SÜD expands food safety certification to Czech Republic

TÜV SÜD has expanded its certification services in the Czech Republic after passing an accreditation process.

Unitherm reveals planned EU acquisitions for growth

Unitherm Food Systems has revealed it has two acquisitions lined up in Europe as it continues to target market growth.

Allergy alert widens as undeclared almond found in paprika

A recall in the UK due to paprika containing undeclared almond has widened an investigation into substitution with nut proteins as several EU nations have also warned consumers.

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Fortress eyes further business with Cambridge Weight Plan

Fortress has quoted for further product inspection machines at Cambridge Weight Plan with potential installations this year.

Controversial food science deal to offer 90 roles

Up to 90 research posts are being created by a £19M investment at the Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA), but fears have surfaced that its privatisation could damage its work.

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