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ISO 9001 draft available for public comment

ISO 9001 - Quality Management Systems has been made available as a Draft International Standard (DIS).

Customer demand prompts PCR investment

Customer demand prompted investment in DNA analysis and authentication equipment to test a range of food products, according to Exova.

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Detectamet dispenses protectable products

Detectamet has launched a multi-purpose stainless steel dispenser to distribute detectable personal protective products.

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Thermo Scientific’s Salmonella assay backed by AFNOR

Thermo Scientific’s SureTect Salmonella Species Assay has been granted an NF validation certificate by AFNOR Certification for all foods.

Food safety needs continued emphasis in Horizon 2020 - SAFE

Priority topics to ensure the emphasis on food safety in Horizon 2020 work programmes have been laid out by The European Association for Food Safety, The SAFE consortium.

Packaging’s role in EU food safety worries revealed

Spanish, Italian and Croatian consumers worry most about food safety, according to a survey from Friends of Glass.

'Like so many others he is completely ignorant about the truth of Palcohol': Mark Phillips

Powdered alcohol creator blasts Sen. Schumer’s ‘completely ignorant’ attack

The colourful creator of Palcohol powdered alcohol has hit out at New York senator Charles Schumer after the politician wrote to the US FDA calling on it to ban controversial...

EFSA calls for Listeria risk data

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has launched a call for tender concerning Listeria Monocytogenes in ready-to-eat (RTE) foods.

Food testing boosts Eurofins Q1 results

Food testing remained strong with further expansion of market share in new and existing markets, according to Eurofins.

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ISO 22000 standard to be revised

ISO is calling for feedback and comments on its standard ISO 22000 which it plans to revise in September.

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QADEX: Ensure food safety policies or face harsh penalty

QADEX is encouraging companies to review their quality management and ensure they have efficient food safety policies in place – or face a harsh penalty.

PURE Bioscience pushes ahead with direct food contact antimicrobial

PURE Bioscience expects to make direct food contact submissions to US regulatory agencies based on testing of its antimicrobial before the end of the month.

Food testing market to reach $4.63bn in 2018

The global food testing market is expected to grow at around 6% during the forecast period of 2013 – 2018 to reach $4.63bn in 2018 from $3.45bn in 2013, according to a market report.

EPA: US consumers waste 36m tons of food each year

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is challenging food firms, cities, businesses, and others to join forces and stop food waste.

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EVIRA to hold risk assessment event

A seminar on topical issues in risk assessment is to be held by the Finnish food safety authority this month.

Drivers in an evolving food testing marketplace

Faster analysis and more accurate results are driving the food testing industry in an evolving marketplace, according to Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Man dies in fortune-cookie dough mixer

An accident at an Asian foods processing facility has taken the life of a 26-year-old plant worker.

EU traceback system for imported berries needs improving

Traceback systems for berries into Europe need to be improved, according to the authors of a report in Eurosurveillance.


Juice with a deadly cocaine kick: UK police aware US seizure bore related brand name

UK police tell they are aware that a killer drink laced with cocaine and a massive haul of drug-infused juice found by US Federal officers both bore labels illegally...

CFIA: Canned food and BPA pose no threat

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency reports 100% of canned food tested turned up safe for human consumption

USFRA: Consumers want to know the story of your food

With consumers increasingly interested in where their food comes from, an upcoming event seeks to help producers, processors and packaging companies tell the story.

Nothing fishy about FDA speciation project

DNA barcoding to identify fish species is being used by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to tackle potential substitution.

Tangerine Confectionery fined after worker speared by forklift

UK firm Tangerine Confectionery has been fined £120,000 ($202,000) for safety failures that led to a worker's foot being impaled by a forklift truck.

Post-outbreak E.coli investigation revealed further cases

An additional 33 cases of the Shiga-toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC) outbreak strain that killed at least 50 people in Germany were reported after it was declared over in July 2011.

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Follow-up meeting on BPA

The full risk assessment of bisphenol A (BPA) will be discussed by scientists with the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in Brussels today (April 23).

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