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Zinetti tells of metal detection ‘slam dunk’

Zinetti Food Products has described the ‘slam dunk’ moment it decided to buy Mettler-Toledo Safeline X-ray’s X33 x-ray inspection system.

EU Commission urged to act on French BPA ban

The British Coatings Federation (BCF) has joined calls for the European Commission to challenge the French ban on Bisphenol A (BPA) following the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA’s) backing of...

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Campylobacter focus for NFU Cymru poultry conference

Campylobacter was the main topic at the annual NFU Cymru poultry conference.

ANSES calls for scientists

The French food agency ANSES is recruiting scientists to renew five of its expert committees and five working groups.

3M Listeria assays additional AOAC approval

3M Food Safety’s assays to detect Listeria monocytogenes and Listeria species have been approved for the AOAC Official Method of Analysis (OMA method).

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Lost clip board? Not any more thanks to Detectamet

Detectamet has launched stainless steel wall mounted clip board holders, claiming they improve efficiency, tidiness and hygiene.

RSSL: Peanut protein recalls shows testing validation need

Suppliers and manufacturers must work with labs to ensure robust sampling plans and appropriate testing, according to RSSL, after undeclared peanut proteins were found in cumin, prompting allergy concerns and...

Ten times more Campylobacter than Salmonella cases – FSAI

Campylobacteriosis continues to be the most commonly reported foodborne illness in Ireland with 10 times more cases than salmonellosis.

‘We can do better on food waste challenge’ – Diversey Consulting

'We are at a huge crossroads when it comes to tackling food waste and there is more we can do better', according to Diversey Consulting.

Licensing effort for Shiga toxin diagnostic tech awarded

A joint effort to license assays that allow for the rapid detection of Shiga toxin has received a prize.

Mars and IBM to use genetic data for food safety understanding

Mars and IBM Research have created a consortium which will use advances in genomics to boost food safety.

Sample6 predicts Salmonella assay backing

Sample6 expects to have an assay for Salmonella validated by the AOAC by the middle of the year.

Garlic squash anyone? Tesco withdraws batch after wrong additive used

Tesco has withdrawn a batch of apple and blackcurrant squash from sale, following complaints from consumers over its ‘garlic odour.’

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Nanotechnology focus for BfR event

Integrating nanomaterial in the entire value chain creates challenges and requires different approaches, according to the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR).

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BPA safe verdict prompts wide response

Reaction to the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA’s) decision that bisphenol A (BPA) does not pose a health risk at currently exposed levels has been flooding in.

Mettler-Toledo targets x-ray inspection of tall and rigid containers

Mettler-Toledo has launched an x-ray inspection system for tall and rigid containers to protect food safety and product integrity.

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Crystal Diagnostics certified for STEC detection test

Crystal Diagnostics has received AOAC-PTM accreditation for detection of STEC E.coli food pathogens.

Hygiena unveils environmental Salmonella test kit

Hygiena has launched a Salmonella environmental monitoring test which delivers a presumptive positive within 24 hours.

NSF International grows European capabilities

NSF International has acquired Erdmann Analytics to provide expanded testing capabilities in Europe.

Food safety and quality more related than ever, says newly-launched firm

Safety and the perceived quality of food are now more related than ever before, according to the managing director of a newly-created company.

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BRC requirements subject of RSSL training course

RSSL has launched a training course for manufacturers and retailers to address risk assessment, traceability and authenticity in the revised BRC standard on food safety.

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Napasol pasteurization line for hazelnut cooperative

Hazelnut Growers of Oregon is starting up its Napasol pasteurization line this week to eliminate potential foodborne pathogens.

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Salmonella detection in poultry matrices talk at IPPE

Salmonella enterica detection in poultry matrices will be the subject of a presentation at the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE).

Which? calls for Campylobacter action

Which? has called on UK supermarkets to publish an action plan on Campylobacter by the end of the month.

3M Food Safety launches 24-hour aerobic bacteria indicator test

3M Food Safety has launched a test that can detect aerobic bacteria counts in 24 hours for most food matrices.

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