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Innovation presents food safety challenge – SHS

Growing innovation in the drinks industry with products such as functional beverages is challenging traditional food safety models, according to SHS Drinks.


Supply chain knowledge crucial to prevent chocolate contamination

Understanding at what points Salmonella is a risk in the cocoa supply chain is vital to give protection to the brand and consumers, according to the head of UK quality...


Danone Nutricia: The more we know the more we have to solve

Industry development meaning potential food safety hazards are detected more than ever before is leading to a need to know more, according to Danone Nutricia.


Changing food landscape: ‘I need a passport, food doesn’t’

The landscape of food safety is changing with shifting consumer diets, enhanced legislation, globalization and increased public awareness, according to 3M.

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Review of recalls, research, outbreaks and industry

As we enter the final few months of 2014, FoodQualityNews takes a look back at what has hit the headlines this year.

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EFRA to question Elliott Report author

Professor Chris Elliott is to be questioned by the UK Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee in November about his review assessing food integrity.


Ferrero: Local food safety knowledge needed as business expands

Local contacts are vital for food safety when expanding into new markets, according to Ferrero.

Dispatches from Global Food Safety, Madrid

Industry tackles key themes at food safety summit

Managing product quality through the supply chain, crisis management and establishing a partnership with suppliers were some of the key themes to come out of the first day of a...

Invisible Sentinel tastes success with assay development

Invisible Sentinel is to develop a diagnostic assay to detect beer-spoiling microbes after partnering with a craft brewery.

Elliott Review: The reaction

Positive reaction to Elliott Review findings but challenges ahead

There has been a mostly positive welcome to findings and future direction set out in the Elliott Review but also a warning of the work ahead. FoodQualityNews gives you the...

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FQN at Global Food Safety

FoodQualityNews will be at the European Networking Group’s (ENG) ninth annual summit on Global Food Safety in Madrid.

Review published in light of horse meat fraud

Elliott Review calls for action to stop food fraud

The UK government has promised action on food laboratories and supply chain audits following the publication of a long-awaited report assessing food integrity.  

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Mérieux NutriSciences acquires Sino Analytica to boost China presence

Mérieux NutriSciences has reinforced its food safety footprint in China with an acquisition.

RIVM reveals BPA overview ahead of evaluation

The Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) has published the first part of a report into bisphenol A (BPA).

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Cargill, Tyson Foods and Pilgrim’s Corp recognised for safety

Cargill, Tyson Foods and Pilgrim’s Corp were among winners for implementing employee safety and health programs at an industry awards ceremony.

Eurofins plans four labs to support food testing growth

Eurofins is planning to add 100,000m2 of laboratory space in the next two years to maximize synergies and optimize efficiencies across the businesses.

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Dow expands sales base for sanitization system

Dow Microbial Control has formed a commercial agreement for its ozone tech for food processing and packaging environments.

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Glanbia reveals use of Qadex software

Glanbia Performance Nutrition has spoken out about its use of Qadex Vision software to manage parts of its business.  

Contaminated eggs ‘no longer on market’

Eggs from Bavaria linked to a Salmonella outbreak that has sickened hundreds of people are believed to be no longer on the market, according to a joint EU report.

DuPont’s assay for Listeria backed by AOAC

DuPont’s BAX System Real-Time PCR Assay for Listeria has been certified by the AOAC Research Institute as a Performance Tested Method (PTM).

FSA meat inspectors strike in row over pay

Meat inspectors from the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) have gone on strike today and will do the same tomorrow in a row over pay.

Aflatoxin testing method removes need for organic solvents

Vicam has introduced a method for detecting aflatoxins in grains without organic solvents such as methanol.

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Hygiena unveils gluten test kit

Hygiena has introduced a specific allergen test kit for the detection of gluten residue on surfaces.

EFSA assesses prevalence and compliance of Listeria

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has analysed data to estimate prevalence and contamination levels of Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat (RTE) foods at the retail level.

USDA estimates dozens more recalls in ground beef plans

Dozens more recalls may occur as part of plans for contaminated ground beef to be traced back to its source quicker.