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Meat products top Food Fraud Network activity report

Meat products were the category of foodstuffs for the majority of exchanges through a European network that monitors food fraud.

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Fortress metal detectors give product safety healthy boost at Nutrition Group

Nutrition Group has installed six Stealth Pharmaceutical metal detectors from Fortress Technology on its tablet pressing lines as part of a £2m programme of upgrades and expansion.

DuPont signs agreement with Eurofins on food protection service

DuPont Nutrition & Health has signed an agreement with Eurofins Microbiology Laboratories to provide analytical testing services as part its DuPont Detect + Protect offering. 

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Tom Hollands named as IFST representative for IFT meeting

Tom Hollands has been selected to represent The Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST) at the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)’s Annual Meeting and Food Expo (AMFE 15).

Eurofins acquires US and Canadian firms to push into Americas market

Eurofins Scientific has acquired QC Laboratories (QCL) in the US and Experchem in Canada saying it sees the Americas as an attractive market for all businesses.

Food Radar continues work to detect contaminants

Continuing with initial success and supporting brands already using the product is the way to grow, according to the president of a firm that uses microwave technology to detect foreign...

Xtalks eCongress hosted a 9-part global webinar series on Food Fraud

Complex and globalized food supply increases vulnerability to fraud

The complex and globalized food supply increases the vulnerability of certain products to fraud, according to the National Center for Food Protection and Defense (NCFPD).

Cumin products were recalled due to almond contamination prompting allergy concerns

Mahaleb caused false positive results in nuts and spices testing

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has said initial results which prompted cumin products to be recalled for containing almond were wrong and positive readings were caused by mahaleb.

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USDA grants to fund nanotechnology research

Funding of more than $3.8m to support nanotechnology research has been made available by the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).

Raw fish production is ‘Bottom of the Class’ in food safety standards, says BRC

Raw fish as a category is bottom of the class in meeting food safety standards globally, according to a BRC (British Retail Consortium) Global Standards report.

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Stay Fresh Foods to open second HPP center

Stay Fresh Foods is to open its second HPP tolling center in New Jersey next month.

Aptean: Response time, accuracy and flexibility key in traceability system

A good vision for food firms looking for supply chain traceability is to look at requirements on pharmaceutical companies, according to Aptean.

DuPont Diagnostics names VWR as exclusive US distributor

DuPont Diagnostics has signed a distribution agreement with VWR around the BAX System.

Firms want to save cleaning time – Foamico

Food and beverage firms are looking to save time on total cleaning, meaning more production time, according to the CEO of Foamico.

Antimicrobial strip curtain ‘additional measure’ to tackle bacteria

Strip Curtains Direct has created a PVC strip curtain with an antimicrobial additive as an additional measure to prevent the spread of bacteria in food factories.

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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.

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