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Fortress supplies 7 Stealth metal detectors for bakery

Fortress Technology has supplied seven Stealth metal detectors with Vector conveyors in the bakery of a UK retailer.

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Food & Water Watch: Documents show officials urged earlier Foster Farms recall

USDA officials recommended taking action on Foster Farms poultry products tainted with Salmonella almost nine months before they were actually recalled, according to Food & Water Watch.

Eurofins expands analysis possibilities to 21 species

Eurofins has launched DNA chip technology which it claims can identity 21 animal species in food and feed.

CDC repeats antibiotic resistance message

Antibiotic resistance in foodborne germs is an ‘ongoing public health threat’, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), exactly the same message it delivered last year.

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Fits like a glove: Anchor Safety and Stalsen get grip on food industry

Anchor Safety is urging poultry food processing companies to look at the role of personal protective equipment (PPE) in reducing cross-contamination when handling poultry.

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Genius Foods recalls gluten-free products due to gluten findings

Genius Foods and five UK supermarkets have recalled gluten-free products as they may contain gluten.

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PURE Bioscience to resubmit FCN after FDA talks

PURE Bioscience is to resubmit a Food Contact Notification (FCN) for its antimicrobial in raw poultry processing after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) prompted a withdrawal last year.

India

Nestlé brand taking a battering as gov’t prepares to sue over Maggi

India's food safety watchdog has ordered all variants of Nestlé’s Maggi noodles to be withdrawn from sale and further production and exports to be stopped.

Mérieux NutriSciences teams with QuantiLAB in Mauritius

Mérieux NutriSciences has opened a Mauritius branch and partnered with QuantiLAB, a local laboratory.

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Nestlé, Cargill welcome FSSC certificate milestone

Nestlé, Cargill and FoodDrinkEurope have welcomed the 10,000th certificate of the FSSC 22000 certification scheme since publication five years ago.  

UPDATED: ConAgra, Nestlé and GMA respond

BPA substitutes in canned food ‘not clear’ - EWG

Many companies that have stopped using bisphenol A (BPA) in canned food did not reveal what they are using instead, according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG).

FQN'S Food Fraud Forum

Experts discuss challenges and opportunities around food fraud

FoodQualityNews gathered four industry experts for an online forum to talk about food fraud last week. Below is a taster of what they said.

Japan

Fukushima locals confident of produce as neighbours raise inspections

Eight out of 10 residents of Fukushima prefecture are comfortable buying local produce four years after the nuclear accident in 2011, according to a survey by local consumer groups.

Delayed investigation led to non-compliant MSM being eaten – FVO

A Food and Veterinary Office (FVO) report has revealed a delay in investigating a mechanically separate meat (MSM)-related issue by Poland led to 198 tonnes of non-compliant or illegal products...

More than 70% of chickens contaminated with Campylobacter - FSA

Almost three-quarters of chickens tested positive for Campylobacter, according to a year-long study by the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA).

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Mekitec bakes up x-ray imaging machine for growing company

Mekitec has helped an expanding US-based bakery deal with increased demand.

SGS sets out starting point for food safety plan

The starting point for any food safety plan is knowledge of raw material suppliers and products/ingredients provided, according to SGS.

27 May. 10am New York, 3pm London, 4pm Paris

Food fraud on FoodQualityNews agenda

Four food fraud experts will tackle the ins and outs of the subject in a one hour discussion tomorrow (Wednesday) hosted by FoodQualityNews.

dispatches from IPACK-IMA 2015, Milan

Bühler evaluating how IoT might improve food safety

Bühler has said the Internet of Things (IoT) could be one way of improving the safety of food and feed in the future.

FSA dedicates Food Safety Week (May 18-24) to Chicken Challenge campaign

FSA wants to halve number of Campylobacter cases by end of year

An estimated 280,000 people fall ill in the UK with Campylobacter per year, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

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USDA reveals $2.3m funding opportunity for regional centers

More than $2m has been made available to establish regional centers to support food safety training and education, pursuant to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

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SGS boosts UK food testing capabilities

SGS has described its acquisition of SVA as fully in line with the development of its food testing network.

3M Food Safety upgrades its Petrifilm Rapid Yeast & Mold Count Plate

3M Food Safety has updated its 3M Petrifilm Rapid Yeast & Mold Count Plate adding rapid plates that speed up the time it takes customers to get test results, as...

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Sign 'em up! Brady provides signage for production units

Brady claims it has solved the problem of food safety requirements preventing industry from using lean and safety signage in production units, resulting in a higher than average number of...

‘We believe private sector is perfectly placed to help raise standards in food safety’ - Mars

Mars and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have partnered to boost food safety in Africa.

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