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Food firms discuss challenges at EU summit

Mars, Premier Foods and Royal FrieslandCampina gave their food safety thoughts at an EU summit.

Romer Labs grows allergen testing kits

Romer Labs has expanded two test kits for allergen testing to offer customers an increased choice of food matrixes.

dispatches from EU food manufacturing and safety summit

Centralized strategy meets supply chain needs, says McDonald's

One centralized food safety system for the supply chain is simpler and easier to manage, according to McDonald's Europe.


Cargill & Tyson Foods bring food safety to the fore

A trio of industry leaders recently gathered in a battle of wits, presented in a game-show format, to see whose knowledge of crucial food safety issues is the most impressive.


Solid science trumps food fear

A University professor claims the food industry is safer and more efficient than ever, despite the claims of some protestors and activists.


Danone: How will we feed 9bn people?

A Danone France leader says providing a growing planet with a safe, sufficient food supply down the road is a challenge the industry must meet now.

Trace One launches T Transparency for supply chain visibility

Horsemeat: It’s not ‘if’ but ‘when’ the next food scandal strikes

Trace One, a private label and product lifecycle management (PLM) organisation, has launched T Transparency, a cloud-based platform for improving supply chain visibility across the food sector.

Wrigley fined $8,600 after worker’s death

Mars-owned Wrigley faces fines for safety violations that led to a worker’s death at its plant in Chattanooga.

Guest article

Meeting the demands for all-natural foods and beverages

Consumers have long held a desire for fresh, all-natural foods and beverages. Quality and safety are among the most important factors for the modern-day shopper.

News in brief

Eurofins invests in pesticide testing

Eurofins Food Testing UK has bought a second Triple Quadrupole liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC/MS) system to increase capacity for pesticide residue testing.

Ammonia leaks hit 2 US cold-storage facilities

Two separate cold-storage facilities suffered from roof collapses and subsequent ammonia leaks, within hours of each other.


‘Nigeria’s not a dumping ground!’ Coke warned over sub-standard Sprite

Nigeria’s Consumer Product Council (CPC) has warned Coca-Cola that the nation is not a ‘dumping ground’ for defective products after it endorsed a complaint against the brand’s anchor bottler....

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Nestlé to share sustainability tips

Nestlé, and smoothie company innocent, will take part in the Sustainable Events Summit in London today (February 18).

Illegal colors found in traditional Asian sweets in the UK

Potentially carcinogenic dyes Rhodamine-B and Auramine have been discovered in traditional Asia sweets in the UK.


Walmart: Food safety awareness at ‘an all-time high’

The food safety guru of the world’s largest retailer told FoodProductionDaily the 2014 Global Food Safety Conference comes at a time when food safety concerns are at a pinnacle.

FDA squelches BPA ‘low dose’ theory

Data from the Food and Drug Administration adds weight to packaging industry claims of BPA’s fitness as a food-contact material.

APAC drives plastic film industry

China and India will be big growth areas for the plastic film and sheets industry, says a report by Markets and Markets. 

Changing face of food safety in 2014

Increasing food microbiology testing, growing use of rapid microbial methods and booming business for food contract testing labs are three trends identified by Strategic Consulting, Inc

Using maths to target Salmonella risk

Mathematical models to evaluate the risk of Salmonella in egg laying flocks have been created by researchers.

Product inspection systems

Increasing sensitivity demanded in metal detection

Supermarkets are behind the demand for increasing sensitivity when it comes to metal detection, according to Fortress.

Product inspection systems

False rejections 'should not be underestimated' - Heuft

“Better too much than too little" is a policy that prevails worldwide when it comes to removal of supposedly faulty products from the production line, according to Heuft.

product inspection systems

Having the vision for quality control

Vision sensors from SICK inspect every product that leaves the belt at a frozen food manufacturer in Belgium to ensure every product is what the label says it is.

Is the US poultry industry a cause for alarm?

Salmonella outbreaks are raising red flags over the safety of the poultry supply; however, according to one expert, there may be less reason to worry than we think.

News in brief

EHEDG unveils 'cool' sub-group

A working party (subgroup) of food refrigeration equipment has been created by the European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group (EHEDG).

Typing quality of Listeria ‘encouraging’

The quality of typing Listeria by Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE) in EU labs is ‘encouraging’, according to an external assessment.

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