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EFSA tribute after death of CEF panel chair

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has paid tribute to the chair of one of its panels who has died.

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Roka assay certified by AOAC

Roka Bioscience has had one of its pathogen detection assays backed from the AOAC Research Institute.

OSHA seeks comments on whistleblower rule

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published an interim final rule for handling retaliation complaints under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

Farm owner faces up to four years in prison

A farm owner has been sentenced to up to four years in prison for selling apple cider which caused an E.coli outbreak.

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Kendall Packaging joins FSSC model developed by Coca-Cola

Kendall Packaging has adopted a Food Safety System Certification (FSSC) model developed in part by Nestlé, Danone, Unilever and Coca-Cola.

EU orders second round of horse meat tests

A second round of testing for horse meat across the European Union is set to be completed by the end of July 2014, following a first round last year that...

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Active packaging sachet given EFSA approval

An oxygen absorber and carbon dioxide emitting system for use in packaging has been backed by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

MEPs oppose ‘weak’ nano definition

MEPs have opposed a measure that would have exempted nano-sized food additives from labelling if they are already in common use.

Invisible Sentinel Listeria assay given green light by AOAC

Invisible Sentinel’s assay for Listeria species has been backed by the Association of Analytical Communities (AOAC).

AOAC backing enables complete testing offering - InstantLabs

InstantLabs has said its E.coli O157 Test Kit certification by the Association of Analytical Communities (AOAC), allows a ‘full suite of testing’ for major pathogens.  

Container of Chinese animal-sourced glucosamine passes UK port inspection

A 21-tonne container of Chinese shellfish-sourced raw glucosamine powder has passed border inspection at a UK port, the first to do so since a January quality control crackdown on animal-sourced...

Food contact materials backed by EFSA

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has found a polymeric additive and an active substance to be safe for food contact materials in two seperate opinions.

Innovia Films slapped with $112k fine after 19 safety violations

Innovia Films has been cited for 19 safety violations including exposing workers to flammable chemicals.

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Roka Bioscience assay backed by AOAC

Roka Bioscience has been awarded AOAC Performance Tested Methods SM certification for its E.coli O157:H7 assay.

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Thermo Fisher seals $13.6bn Life Tech deal

Thermo Fisher Scientific has completed its acquisition of Life Technologies Corporation for $13.6bn plus the assumption of $1.5bn in net debt.

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RPA to enforce olive oil regulations

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has been chosen to enforce olive oil regulations around authenticity and labelling.

Huhtamaki fined after worker lost a finger in accident

Huhtamaki has been fined £7k and ordered to pay more than £3k in costs after a worker lost a finger in an unguarded chain on a machine.

FDA guidance impacts canned food firms

Suggested changes to FDA regulations on canned foods could throw processors for a loop; an expert on such draft guidances shares the ins and outs with FoodProductionDaily.

Cheese firm fined as worker injured after forklift truck fall

A UK cheese manufacturer has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered leg and ankle injuries when he fell from the forks of a forklift truck.

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Packaging Corporation of America cited for repeat hazards

Packaging Corporation of America faces $66,000 in fines after two repeat violations of workplace safety standards were found during an inspection.

ARO Pistachios hit by FDA warning letter

ARO Pistachios Inc. has been hit with a warning letter from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Maintenance program targets certified food firms

The Pacific Sunrise Ventures Gold Star Food Safety Maintenance Program is designed for HACCP- and GFSI-certified operations.

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Reynolds Consumer Products settles FTC charges

Reynolds Consumer Products has agreed to settle charges with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for falsely claiming participation in an international privacy program.

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Chilean university testing accredited for four years

A department of the Universidad de Santiago has been certified to run scientific tests in chemistry and microbiology.

Humane egg labelling is no yolk

Poultry industry standards outlined by Humane Farm Animal Care bring clearer, stronger definition to “free range” and “pasture raised” labelling.

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