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Pilot symposium addresses terrorism threat to food supply

How to prevent and respond to a potential terrorist attack on the food supply has been discussed at an international symposium.

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SGS buys stake in supply chain risk management platform

SGS has acquired a 20% stake in a platform for supply chain visibility and risk management.

FoodLogiQ reinvents food safety and traceability software

FoodLogiQ will release the next generation of its user interface (UI) for its traceability and food safety software to customers in early June.

Latest results show decline in Campylobacter levels on retail chicken

FSA promises new Campylobacter survey but undecided on testing method

Campylobacter contamination on fresh whole chilled chickens in the UK has dropped again in the final update using current testing methods.

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Dairy opts for Loma system to meet retailer standards

Loma Systems has installed a combination checkweigher and metal detection unit at a UK dairy to inspect different sized packs of speciality Stilton cheeses at speeds of up to 20...

Allergen and mycotoxin notifications jump in RASFF report

Notifications due to allergens (137) and mycotoxins (476) rose dramatically from 2014 (78 and 357 respectively), according to the RASFF annual report.

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Global food fraud: Joining forces for a multi-faceted solution

The Obama administration recently finalized a food safety transport rule.

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CANARY swoops in to help food safety

The recent spate of Listeria recalls highlights the need for faster bio threat detection to ensure food safety, according to the CEO of PathSensors.

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The growing need for certified food safety professionals

The food industry depends on a variety of fresh foods to keep their supply chains moving.

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ConAgra Foods recalls 2 products due to undeclared allergen

ConAgra Foods is recalling more than 84,000 pounds of two beef products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.

Eurofins expands client reach in UK and Ireland

Eurofins Scientific is to acquire Exova’s food, water and pharmaceutical testing business in the UK & Ireland for £18m (€23m).

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Ecolab creates Latin America HQ and 50 jobs

Ecolab will establish a Latin America regional headquarters in Florida creating 50 jobs.

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Crystal Diagnostics test backed by AOAC to detect Salmonella

Crystal Diagnostics has been awarded AOAC-PTM accreditation for detection of Salmonella in certain foods.

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Attendee and exhibitor numbers grow for Food Safety Summit

Attendees and exhibiting companies grew, according to the post-show report from the Food Safety Summit.

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Roka boosts flexibility of testing platform

Roka Bioscience has added a feature to its Atlas pathogen detection system.

Traditional methods still lead the way in food safety training

Traditional training methods are still favoured over online ones, according to an industry survey.

Veggie burger products ‘problematic’ in Clear Labs’ analysis

Clear Labs has found rat and human DNA, substitution and pathogens in its latest round of testing with vegetable burger products particularly problematic.

NSF helps EU commercial food equipment market verify HACCP compliance

NSF International has launched a HACCP compliance verification service for the European Union commercial food equipment market.

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Supply chain communication ‘the basics’ for allergen control – General Mills

Communication in the supply chain is ‘the basics’ when dealing with potential allergens, according to the European external quality manager at General Mills.

Listeria fear: Kroger and Giant Eagle also recall sunflower seed products

A raft of additional products have been recalled by manufacturers and retailers over concerns they may contain sunflower seeds contaminated with the bug that causes listeriosis.

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Sartorius Intec explains detection sensitivity in freefall metal detectors

Best practice must be to ensure test pieces are placed in the centre of the coil where it is least sensitive to foreign bodies when doing validation for freefall metal...

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Xgenex and Food Safety Resources to commercialise software for produce industry

Xgenex has joined with Food Safety Resources to commercialize software to help the produce industry with the relevant rules within the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

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Neogen: Acquisition boosts cleaner and disinfectant presence

Neogen has strengthened its presence in the cleaner and disinfectant markets with the acquisition of two companies.

Food fraud detection is target of GMA and Battelle software

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and Battelle have launched a software tool to analyze economically motivated adulteration (EMA) vulnerabilities in the manufacturing process.

3M beverage test kit targets faster product release

3M has launched a test kit to detect microorganisms in a variety of beverages.

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