A study which indicates the competence of global laboratories to measure heavy metals in seafood should enhance consumer confidence but there are concerns over arsenic estimates, according to a report from the EC’s Joint Research Centre.
The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has developed a method to test for chemical dispersants in seafood from the Gulf of Mexico – and has found the chemicals are at safe levels.
Chinese scientists claim to have developed a quick and simple colour change test to detect melamine in milk products.
New European Commission import restrictions on Indian guar gum have now been written into Indian regulations, which industry experts hope will speed up the supply process.
SciMed Technologies has gained certification from AOAC International for a new test that the creators claim can accurately measure vitamin A levels in milk within 2 hours.
Intertek has launched a support program to help companies struggling to comply with increasingly complex EU rules on food packaging materials.
Scientists have developed a new two-in-one test that detects both E. coli O157 bacteria and the toxins it produces.
Huntington Meat Packing Inc has recalled a further 4.9 million pounds (2.2m kg) of meat that was not processed in line with the company’s HACCP plan over the course of almost a year, said US authorities.
The lack of corporate responsibility shown by the US meat industry in failing to follow its own guidelines over E.coli testing of ground beef has forced Congress to act, according to one senator.
There are no human health concerns over current dietary exposure to a range of fluorinated chemicals, such as PFOS and PFOA, the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has said
Education not legislation is the answer to tackling thousands of illnesses caused annually by E.coli-tainted beef, said the US meat industry as it resisted plans for mandatory testing for the bug.
Ingredient standards researcher ChromaDex Corporation has said that it anticipates significant future demand for its services, but is unsure if it can secure the capital necessary to continue expansion.
Supply issues linked to the production of some green tea and selenium supplements appears to have been unresolved over the last three years, according to new analysis of the repective segments.
A new weapon in the war against fusarium species in grain received approval recently from the US national grain inspection system.
A new, rapid detection kit to identify Salmonella species in foods has received approval from the international accreditation body, the Association of Analytical Communities.
Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have found that a range of commercial infant formula brands are contaminated with perchlorate, a chemical that may interfere with brain development.
Amidst ongoing amendments to improve food safety after recent US contamination scares, Kraft Foods says that system design and prevention remain central to its hygiene plans as opposed to heightened testing.
A new study has found that nearly all of the campylobacteriosis cases in the patients evaluated were caused by bacteria in animals farmed for meat, in particular chicken and cattle.
A new detection system for E. coli 0157: H7 is faster and more precise than molecular methods, claim the French licence holders.
Intertek has acquired the German-based food analysis centre, Applica, to expand its range of quality and safety services targeted at the food sector, according to the company.
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