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University student helps develop FSMS

A student at a UK university has helped develop an online food safety management system.

WGS shows ‘promise’ as typing method

Whole genome sequencing (WGS) shows great promise as an epidemiological typing tool but cannot be used alone, according to a study.

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Pathogen testing in finer detail

Food companies are looking at the finer details when it comes to pathogen testing, according to Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Mettler Toledo: Simplicity is the future of the food lab

Evolving demands and stepped-up regulations are pushing food safety analytical technology toward greater precision and increased ease of use, according to Mettler Toledo.

Cargill scales up its R&D 'hub' in Europe

Cargill's European Research and Development Centre has re-opened after an €8m expansion, with added emphasis on food safety.

60-SECOND INTERVIEW: THE DAY JOB

What do you do? Paula Piontek, executive VP product safety & recall, red24assist

As part of FoodProductionDaily’s series of 60-second interviews with the movers and shakers of the food and beverage industry, we caught up with Paula Piontek, an expert with more than...

‘Yeast Lightning!’ UK firm reveals big beer interest in testing kit

UK firm BACTEST says a major global brewer is trialing its ultra-fast testing kit for wild yeasts in beer, and insists Speedy Breedy will save money and remove the risk...

FSIS takes a closer look at molecular subtyping

Subtying methods under development and mooted for the future have been analysed by the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

SPECIAL NEWSLETTER: CONVEYORS

Speedy sanitation guards against deadly downtime

Downtime is death for food producers; according to one conveyor expert, making sanitation quick and easy can save the day.

PITTCON 2014

Pittcon puts food safety under the microscope

Pittcon brought food laboratories to the forefront for a week; is the annual technology exhibition worth the trip?

Food safety goes digital with time-temperature sensor

Thinfilm has developed time-temperature sensors that can be attached to packaging and tell when food in the supply chain has spoiled or reached a certain temperature.

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Food testing can tell the tale of taste

A representative from Shimadzu says food analysis can gauge a product's taste, aroma, and texture to predict its chances of success in stores.

PITTCON 2014

Thermo Scientific: Testing equipment must be better, faster, stronger

Thermo Scientific representatives say in the face of growing demands on food laboratories and stepped-up regulatory requirements, analytical staff must deliver top-notch performance and technology to keep up.

PITTCON 2014

Cargill meat testing thinks outside the box

When Cargill Media Solutions needed to test a significant number of samples, they opted for ready-to-use liquid culture media to save time and effort.

PITTCON 2014

Accelrys: Food labs demand mobility, flexibility, and automation

Food technology firms like Accelrys are launching mobile products designed to connect equipment, data, and staff.

Dispatches from EU manufacturing food and safety summit

Product visibility is the Objective

Monitoring and controlling production in real-time is crucial to tackle potential problems and have the right answers ready during inspections and audits, according to Objective.

PITTCON 2014

Microtrace: Food contaminants can be murder

A food sleuth from Microtrace says proper analysis of contaminants found in food and beverage products is crucial to preventing an incident from becoming a full-blown crisis.

F&B industry will need 170,300 recruits by 2020 to meet consumer demand

Nestlé to debut live Twitter debate

Nestlè UK and Taste Success, an industry-led campaign by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) will host a live Twitter Q&A with engineering graduates from its apprenticeship scheme from midday-2pm...

Tetra Pak cartons for olive oil

Bottles leave olive oil 'open to attack'

Carton packaging is a cheaper and better way to package olive oil, according to Crete olive oil co-operative Peza Union Crete.

PITTCON 2014

Ocean Optics: There’s “room for improvement” in food safety

A representative of analytic technology firm Ocean Optics says while technology related to testing for food safety and quality has advanced, more needs to be done.

GLOBAL FOOD SAFETY CONFERENCE 2014

AIB: Food companies require a strong safety culture

A representative of AIB International says that building a strong safety program requires a cultural connection among food operation personnel.

Ultrasound and antimicrobials to down Salmonella

Ultrasound and antimicrobials could be combined to help reduce Salmonella levels on poultry, according to research.

GLOBAL FOOD SAFETY CONFERENCE 2014

Alchemy Systems: Food safety culture starts with your staff

A representative with Alchemy Systems says the most important resource a company relies on to ensure operation-wide food safety is its staff.

FIVE MINUTES WITH: MIRANDA TSE, FOOD TECHNOLOGY STUDENT

Food safety commitment drives grad student

A Canadian graduate student is translating her lifelong passion for food into a career dedicated to a safe food supply.

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Audit arrangements reviewed in UK

Thoughts on reviewing audit arrangements in approved meat plants have been called for by the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA).

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