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PepsiCo issues soda recall in Michigan due to metal contamination from equipment malfunction

PepsiCo and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) have issued a recall of specific 16.9 ounce Pepsi soda due to metal contamination after consumers reported a “metallic taste.”

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Regulators can use certification as element of risk assessment - GFSI

Audits and certificates give confidence that the systems are working as they are designed to, according to the chair of the GFSI board of directors.

Eurofins invests in HQ to ‘future-proof’ site

Eurofins Food and Water Testing UK and Ireland has invested in its Wolverhampton headquarters.

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TraQtion software now available in UK and EU

Quality management software from an NSF International subsidiary has been rolled out in the UK and EU.

Romer Labs launches ELISA test to detect Aflatoxin M1

Romer Labs has launched an ELISA test kit for aflatoxin M1 detection to give customers confidence to monitor and manage levels in raw materials and finished products.

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GFSI on SENASICA, benchmarking requirements and Africa

The chair of the GFSI board of directors has told FoodQualityNews about partnering with a Mexican agency, updated benchmarking requirements and progress on the global markets programme.

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Increased certification, risk and compliance demand – SAI Global

SAI Global has opened an office in Singapore citing increased demand for certification, risk and compliance services.

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Kaida chooses Tomra equipment for potato processing plant

Kaida has invested in two agricultural product processing plants which will feature Tomra’s steam peeling and optical sorting machines.

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USP partnership will help raise barriers against food fraud - Eurofins

Eurofins and the US Pharmacopeia Convention (USP) are to combine expertise to assist the sector in combatting food fraud.

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BioGX expands in Europe through subsidiary

BioGX has established European operations in Amsterdam, Netherlands as it targets growth in the region.

Neogen launches raw pork detection test

Neogen has developed a test to detect raw pork in meat and environmental samples.

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Tetra Pak goes digital for quality issue resolution

Tetra Pak is using advanced analytics to predict potential problems instead of reacting to them.

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Kimberly-Clark Professional addresses allergens and hand hygiene

Kimberly-Clark Professional has launched an industrial cloth and a system that uses behavioural science to improve worker hand hygiene.

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Fore! Golf ball pieces prompt McCain Foods recall

McCain Foods USA has recalled hash browns that may be contaminated with golf ball materials.

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Frito-Lay recalls potato chips due to Salmonella concerns

Frito-Lay is recalling some potato chips in the US and Canada due to possible Salmonella in the seasoning.

Exova accepts £620m takeover bid from Element

Element Materials Technology is to acquire Exova Group for £620m (€741m).

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Supplier ingredient causes second Conagra Salmonella recall in a month

Ingredients used in a brownie mix as part of a Conagra Brands meal may be contaminated with Salmonella.

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Lexagene to have prototype of on-site testing device by end of year

A biotech company is developing a microfluidic system to provide on-site food safety testing with its first prototype expected by the end of this year.

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Rentokil: Data must be tailored to pest risk and environment

Using connected devices to help mitigate risk in pest management is a critical part of food safety, according to Rentokil Initial.

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BioFront Technologies named as US agent for Fera’s proficiency testing service

Fera Science has appointed BioFront Technologies as the US agent for its proficiency testing service.

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Intralytix phage-based Shigella tech backed by FDA

Intralytix Inc’s product targeting Shigella has received GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) recognition from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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Nestlé UK issues nut allergy product recall

Nestlé UK has recalled a batch of Kitkats as they have been mispacked meaning peanuts and nuts are not declared on the label.

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EHEDG looks to bring hygienic design knowledge to GFSI

EHEDG has told FoodQualityNews that it wants to establish a close co-operation with the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).

HACCP a ‘foundational pillar’ of safety and quality management system – Coca Cola

HACCP requirements and documentation are ‘foundational pillars’ of the food safety and quality management system, according to an expert at Coca-Cola HBC.

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Ecolab: Consumer demand changing potential hazards

Consumer demand for all types of food year-round is changing the nature of the hazards and controls, according to Ecolab.

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