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This is the place to stay up to date with what's happening in food regulation, legislation and worker safety. Worker injury and safety cases, updates on all things Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) act related and ammonia, carbon monoxide or other potentially hazardous substances leaking or spilling can be read under this tab. 

Supply chain performance not profitability at heart of food firms’ voluntary sign-up

Motivations for voluntarily implementing food traceability schemes stem not from the need to maximise profits but enhance information, safety and quality management within the supply chain.

US bans fresh Brazilian beef imports due to safety

Imports of fresh beef from Brazil have been banned until further notice by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

US Marshals seize adulterated food worth $70k

US Marshals have seized adulterated food worth more than $70,000 from a Minnesota warehouse.

USDA proposes to allow cooked chicken from China

A proposed rule to allow China to export cooked chicken from poultry slaughtered in the country to the US has been described as a ‘slap in the face to American...

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Lupin added to mandatory allergen labelling list

Lupin has been added to the required list of allergens that have to be declared on labels in Australia and New Zealand.

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Agropur recalls milk due to ‘harmful material’ concerns

Agropur Cooperative is recalling some milk due to potential presence of harmful material.

EU expresses ‘high concern’ for hormone disrupting chemical Bisphenol A

Bisphenol A, a chemical found in consumer products such as food packaging, may soon be restricted in the EU after authorities expressed “high concern” over its effect on human health....

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ISO 22000 revision reaches DIS stage

Revision for ISO 22000 on food safety management systems has reached Draft International Standard (DIS) stage.

Three dead in corn mill explosion

Three people have died and a dozen injured after an explosion at a corn mill in Wisconsin, US.

Cott: UV systems provide us with insurance before bottling

Cott Beverages is using Hanovia UV disinfection technology to treat process water used in the production process.

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One dead, 18 injured in Copelit Afrique boiler explosion

One person has died and 18 are injured after a boiler explosion at Copelit Africa in Mballing, Senegal, which makes fish oil and fish meal on Saturday.

AHPA urges EPA to revamp pesticide limits for botanicals

The American Herbal Products Association has urged federal regulators to revamp pesticide rules that unfairly impact minor crops that include many botanical commodities.

Special Edition: Track & Trace

Make food safety and traceability a top priority – ArrowStream

The focus on food safety and traceability is a healthy one for industry and consumers, according to the chief solutions officer at ArrowStream.

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Digitalization and serialization gaining momentum - Kezzler

Kezzler and SGS are to jointly market technology that can authenticate, track and trace products and engage with consumers.

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Iceland to emphasise traceability following inspection

Iceland needs to improve its control system on traceability according to findings of an inspection by the EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA).

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Digi International addresses FSMA requirements in transportation

Digi International has introduced Digi SafeTemps to address regulatory requirements.

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AsiaInspection expands Latin American presence

AsiaInspection has acquired GOAL for an undisclosed sum to expand its footprint in Latin America.

Mixed reaction as accountability act moves to Senate floor

Legislation dubbed by consumer groups as the ‘Filthy Food Act’ has been sent by a US Senate committee to the Senate floor.

60,000 foods to be analysed

Germany in crucial data drive to understand radioactivity risk in food

The German government is hoping to garner crucial data to help it better understand the risks involved from the consumption of radiation-emitting radioactive elements in foods such as uranium in...

Mislabelling dominates Food Fraud Network cases

Mislabelling composition dominated cases in the EU Food Fraud Network (FFN), according to the 2016 annual report.

US beef imports cleared by China after 14 years

The US and China have reached a trade deal that includes beef and poultry.

FSANZ stresses importance of accurate allergen labelling

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has launched a month-long campaign to remind businesses about getting allergen labelling right and the consequences of mistakes.

Interpack 2017

Mettler-Toledo Safeline debuts four enhancements on its metal detection systems

Mettler-Toledo introduced four enhancements on its Safeline metal detection systems at Interpack.

Campylobacter and Salmonella reduction focus for Aus and NZ

Australia and New Zealand have targeted the reduction of foodborne illness, particularly Campylobacter and Salmonella, during a meeting on food regulation.

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Errington Cheese wins right to see E. coli evidence

Errington Cheese has won the right to see evidence linking one of its products to an E. coli outbreak last summer.

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