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JBT: X-ray inspection offers ‘significant’ advantages over metal detectors

JBT Corporation has purchased certain assets of Novus X-Ray LLC, a provider of X-ray food inspection systems.

Special Edition: Product Inspection Systems

Baumer hhs to establish subsidiary in Spain

Baumer hhs is to establish a subsidiary in Spain from the start of March to better serve customers in the region.

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Updated food safety training survey sent to industry

An update to a survey on food safety training practices has been launched.

CosmosID brings metagenomics platform to Qiagen partnership

CosmosID has partnered with Qiagen to launch its metagenomics analysis platform in the firm’s CLC Genomics Workbench.

Track and trace can help small producers stand out - Agrantec

Track and trace should not be seen as a burden but as a tool to stand out, according to Agrantec.

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LGC named Centre of Expertise in Food Authenticity Network

Laboratory of the Government Chemist (LGC) has been recognised as a Centre of Expertise for food authenticity testing in the UK on the Food Authenticity Network.

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F Cubed to begin beta-testing pathogen tech device

F Cubed will soon start beta-testing trails of its pathogen detection system which it claims will speed up time to result.

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Del Monte and Sysco Imperial Fresh brand cantaloupes recalled

Del Monte and Sysco Imperial Fresh brand cantaloupes are being recalled in Canada due to possible Salmonella contamination.

dispatches from NSF International EMEA conference

Food fraud, big data and horizon scanning at NSF conference

The global scale of counterfeit food, the role of ‘big data’ in food safety and horizon scanning to predict and react to supply chain risks were some areas discussed at...

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NutriFresh adds Hiperbaric HPP machine

NutriFresh Services has revealed it is expecting its fourth High Pressure Processing (HPP) machine in April this year.

dispatches from SOFHT Allergen conference

Industry experts identify allergen focus areas

The difference between validation and verification of cleaning, allergen risk assessment and confusion around ‘may contain’ labelling statements where some debated topics during an industry conference last week.

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Neogen: AFNOR validation will boost access to EU markets

Neogen’s assay to detect Listeria has received AFNOR validation which the firm said will allow it to access a number of European markets.

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DuPont Listeria assay backed by AOAC

DuPont’s BAX System X5 PCR assay for Listeria has been granted a method extension from the AOAC.

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FQN hits the road to bring you food safety and quality news

FoodQualityNews will be reporting live from three industry events in the next month.

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Handy news for food manufacturers’ hygiene

Deb has launched a range of products designed for occupational skin care across industries including food manufacturing and processing.

NSF strengthens food safety services in EMEA

NSF International is to acquire Euro Consultants Group (ECG) to strengthen its food safety services in the EMEA market.

OSI slams Chinese court’s judgement on expired meat scandal

The American parent of the Chinese company found by a Shanghai court this week to have sold out-of-date meat to international burger chains has reacted angrily to the jailing of...

Food industry needs intelligent software to protect itself – NSF International

TraQtion cloud-based quality and compliance software has been upgraded with food safety and quality professionals’ needing to deal with numerous data points from multiple sources to ensure a supplier or...

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FSMA rules push importance of employee hygiene, says Best Sanitizers

Human hands can be a source for transferring pathogens from the contaminated source to surfaces, utensils, ingredients and finished food products, according to Best Sanitizers.

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Coca-Cola, Nordson and Rockwell join EHEDG

The Coca-Cola Company, Nordson Corporation, Pepsico International and Rockwell Automation are among the latest members of the European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group (EHEDG).

Food fraud vulnerability assessment created by SSAFE and PwC

SSAFE and PwC have created a tool to help companies assess food fraud vulnerabilities saying not all current food safety management systems are designed for fraud detection or mitigation.

Bühler doubles the resolution to boost foreign object detection

Bühler has developed cameras for its optical sorters that it claims can detect foreign objects smaller than ever before.

NSF International widens NZ and Aus offering with acquisition

NSF International has made an acquisition to expand food safety and quality services to a wider New Zealand and Australian food manufacturer and retail market.

Crystal Diagnostics inks agreement with Hardy Diagnostics

Crystal Diagnostics (CDx) has signed an agreement with Hardy Diagnostics to sell and distribute its pathogen detection platform in North America.

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ReposiTrak says users could see lower insurance rates

ReposiTrak has partnered with the Leavitt Group to assist users of its Compliance Management System to get lower insurance rates. 

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