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EFSA panel evaluates Addivant’s substance re-evaluation request

Addivant’s request to re-evaluate the migration limit of a substance for use in food contact materials has been approved by a panel of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

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Loma nets additional installations from seafood producer

Joseph Robertson has installed two CW3 combination checkweigher and metal detection units and an IQ3 metal detector from Loma Systems.

ACC: Endocrine Society statement ‘disregards state of science’

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has said the Endocrine Society’s claims of evidence tying endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) to diabetes and obesity risks ‘disregards the state of science’.

Italian chemistry lab will help us serve growing needs of sector - Mérieux NutriSciences

Mérieux NutriSciences has inaugurated a laboratory in Italy that it says will be used as a platform for Europe.

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Campden BRI partners with SGS to broaden training course audience

Campden BRI is to expand its training courses after partnering with SGS.

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EnviroLogix receives AOAC certification for aflatoxin test

EnviroLogix has received AOAC Performance Tested Method (PTM) certification for its aflatoxin test kit.

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Freudenberg-NOK puts the seal on hygiene

Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies has introduced washers used with standard screws in the splash zones of dairy operations.

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Histamine screening and sulfite detection tests launched by Bioo Scientific

Bioo Scientific will introduce a test for histamine screening and one for sulfite detection at the 129th AOAC Annual Meeting, in Los Angeles, California.

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NSF International to run food safety seminars at Pack Expo

NSF International and Fuchs Lubricants Co will present food safety seminars at Pack Expo.

Partnership targets spoilage organisms in juice

Invisible Sentinel has partnered with Refresco Gerber to detect spoilage organisms found in fruit juice and concentrates.

Aspen Foods refuses additional recall request

Aspen Foods has refused to recall additional chicken products after the USDA-FSIS said it had found a strain of Salmonella that prompted an earlier recall.

New kid on the food quality block targets supply chain transparency

Industry will be able to test for complete accuracy and not just spot-check for contamination, according to the CEO of a newly-launched company which is beta testing such a product.  ...

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Food Industry Asia signs agreement as part of Global Food Safety Partnership

Food Industry Asia (FIA) will scale-up food safety capacity building in ASEAN and China after signing an agreement with the World Bank for the Global Food Safety Partnership (GFSP).

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Best Sanitizers help food processors put best (clean) foot forward

Best Sanitizers has introduced footwear sanitation claiming it is a ‘significant step forward’ for food processors.

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Packaging going bananas and questions on biodegradable alternatives

Packaging made from bananas, hygienic design cost saving opportunities and potential of biodegradable packaging materials to solve plastic end of life problems were some of the subjects at the first...

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Filtec undergoes rebrand and promises refreshed product line

Industrial Dynamics Company has become Filtec and has promised a refreshed product line.

FSMA preparation playing a role in strong US food testing market - Eurofins

Eurofins has reported high single digit organic growth in the US for food testing driven in part by preparation for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

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‘Fortress detectors are ‘Fort Knox’ of inspection world’

Fortress metal detectors are the ‘Fort Knox’ of the inspection world according to the engineering manager of a sauce company.

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EBRD invests in Jordanian poultry sector

Al Jazeera Agricultural Company PSC has been given a €19m loan to increase the supply of safer and more hygienic products.

Food recalls stable in Q2 - Stericycle

European food recalls and notifications increased slightly in the second quarter of 2015, according to Stericycle ExpertSOLUTIONS.

Contaminant detection challenges tackled by Anritsu

Food companies are facing an increasingly stringent regulatory environment and headline-making product recalls, according to a manufacturer of detection and inspection equipment.

Glass fragments prompt Smirnoff Ice Canada recall

Diageo Canada is recalling some batches of Smirnoff Ice because of the possibility they may contain small fragments of glass. 

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Certco: We chose ReposiTrak to automate document management efforts

Certco has become the ninth member of ROFDA (Retailer Owned Food Distributors & Associates) to adopt ReposiTrak to manage its food safety-related risk.

Arla reduces ESL milk testing time by 300%

Arla Foods has installed technology to measure potential milk spoilage which it believes will reduce overall testing time by 300%.

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