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Food safety investment: People or Technology?

Maple Leaf Foods’s Sixth Annual Food Safety Symposium debated investing in people or technology.

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Insurance provides assurance against product contamination

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has launched insurance cover for the food and drink industries in the UK, Ireland and Italy.

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Perten Instruments opens Canadian office

Perten Instruments has opened an office in Canada to support efforts, work and customers.

Sampling and follow-up shortcomings in poultry meat audit

Official controls on poultry meat and products in Germany are largely met but deficiencies are found around sampling and reactions to positive results, according to a Food and Veterinary Office...

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PURE Bioscience submits FCN for produce processing aid

PURE Bioscience has submitted a Food Contact Notification (FCN) for Silver Dihydrogen Citrate (SDC) as a produce processing aid.

Invisible Sentinel goes down under to tackle food pathogens

Invisible Sentinel’s Veriflow assays will be distributed in New Zealand as part of the firm’s strategy to gain access to international markets.

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NEHA offers training prep for FSMA changes

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) is offering two training courses to prepare food safety professionals for changes as part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

Bisphenol substitutes among chemicals added to SIN List

A list of chemicals of high concern has been updated with substances added including those used in food packaging.

A glut of gluten approvals for Romer Labs

Romer Labs gluten G12 rapid tests have received AOAC approval to ensure that food producers meet the necessary standards and requirements.

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IFPTI turns five and consolidates brand

The International Food Protection Training Institute (IFPTI) is marking its fifth anniversary serving the food protection community.

Scottish food standards agency moves step closer

The role of a newly-created food standards body in Scotland has been debated by Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs).

Albania’s control of egg production backed in FVO audit

Albania’s official controls on egg quality for EU export are satisfactory but the certification system requires refining, according to a Food and Veterinary Office (FVO) audit.

Thermo Fisher Scientific boosts checkweighing for food can lines

Thermo Fisher Scientific has unveiled a checkweigher targeting high-rate food can lines.

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Harnessing science to counter fraud in food and beverage industry

Counterfeiting has become an epidemic in the food and beverage industry, affecting pricing and risks to health.

Endocrine disruptor criteria aim in EC consultation

A consultation to help define criteria for endocrine disruptors has been launched by the European Commission.

IFR seeks partners to develop NMR tech

The Institute of Food Research (IFR) is seeking partners for a testing method using benchtop nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR).


Collaboration is takeaway message, says event organiser

The key takeaway message from a conference around food safety is to collaborate, according to the producer of the event.

NextGuard designed to inspect packaged products for flaws

Thermo Fisher Scientific has added inspection capabilities and enhanced detection to its NextGuard X-ray platform. 

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Birko partners with Borton Fruit on food safety program

Birko has partnered with Borton Fruit to supply specialized chemistry to control pathogens and improve facility sanitation.

AOAC PTM approval for 3M's Listeria monocytogenes assay

3M Food Safety’s assay to detect Listeria monocytogenes has been approved by the AOAC Performance Tested Methods program.

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Invisible Sentinel extends distribution for wine-spoilage test

Invisible Sentinel's test for wine spoilage is to be distributed by Enartis.

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Seward receives certification for ISO 14001

Seward has received certification for ISO 14001 adding it confirms the company’s commitment to minimising environmental impact.

Supply and demand at centre of unpredictable food safety notifications

Changing supply and demand is reflected in food recalls and notifications showing how unpredictable the industry is, according to the Stericycle European Recall and Notification Index.

New Zealand infant formula acquisitions 'key to': Nutricia ANZ

Nutricia Australia New Zealand’s (Nutricia ANZ) acquisition of Kiwi infant formula businesses the Sutton Group and Gardians is “key to restoring" consumer confidence lost as a result of the 2013 botulism scare....


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.

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