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3M testing tech helps fuel $9bn market

Technology advanced by 3M and other companies is helping fuel the rapid growth of the global food testing market.

Doctors win $8m grant to look at BPA effects on babies

A government-funded research team is examining how substances used in food packaging affect the health and development of children.

Horse meat: Iceland ad banned by ASA

An ad from supermarket chain Iceland has been banned for questioning the Food Safety Authority of Ireland’s (FSAI)’s testing for horse meat in its burgers.

FDA's time is up for Obama safety law, rules judge

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been refused more time to enact the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), signed into law by President Obama in January 2011.

Restaurant worker death in gas pipe explosion leads to OSHA fine

A gas pipe explosion and fire that led to the death of a restaurant worker has been investigated by the US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Where are the dead bodies? Toxicology experts hit back at latest attack on food additive safety system

The second paper from researchers at Pew Health published this month to argue that the system governing the safety of food additives is deeply flawed, fails to provide any evidence...

Does your food safety program measure up?

An upcoming webinar is geared toward helping food firms pass muster in SQF audits.

Banned foods: USA vs European Union

US and EU regulations clash over food safety bans. Are these dishes deadly or delicious?

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Food warehouse fined $251,330 for 63 H&S violations

Unicold Corp has been slapped with a $251,330 fine from the US Department of Labor after it found 63 health and safety violations at its refrigerated food warehouse in Hawaii.

Mettler-Toledo software boosts food inspection

Mettler-Toledo’s ProdX v1.2 data management software is designed to optimize product inspection data collection and food safety.

BCW Food Products cited after worker injury

BCW Food Products has been cited for three safety violations after a worker’s left arm was amputated while cleaning the inside of a packaging machine.

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Ventura Foods hit by $157,000 fine by EPA after toxic ammonia release

Ventura Foods will pay $157,900 after a toxic ammonia release, according to the US Environment Protection Agency (EPA).

McCain fined £16,500 after worker burned by 160-degree oil

McCain, the producer of frozen potato products, has been prosecuted in the UK and fined £16,500 after a 62 year-old worker was burned by oil heated to over 160 degrees Celsius.

O-I addresses violations after OSHA citations

O-I has said five of six worker safety violations have been addressed and they are working to correct the final issue after they were hit with a $61,000 fine.

Ishida Europe shares footage of its multihead weigher

Ishida Europe has partnered with to share its instructional video on how to dismantle and clean its multihead weigher.

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Not so proud: Pilgrim’s Pride fined $170,000 for factory hazards

De Queen poultry plant, owned by Pilgrim’s Pride, will be fined $170,000 by the US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for exposing workers to dangerous chemicals,...

Increased food import checks are working to protect European health

Increased safety checks on fruit, vegetables, herbs, spices, nuts and seeds from non-EU countries are working to protect the health of European consumers, according to a new report from the...

FDA steps up food-import oversight

The US Food and Drug Administration has proposed two new rules tightening requirements for food processing firms exporting to America.

BPA consultation launched by EFSA

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has launched a consultation on the draft opinion of consumer exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) with a comment deadline of September.  

North American sanitary pump market to hit $1.35bn in 2018

The North American pump market for sanitary applications earned revenues of more than $1bn in 2012 and is expected to reach $1.35bn by 2018.

Food safety kits go global

Life Technologies is expanding its range of foodborne pathogen test kits to customers around the globe.

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FDA aims for salmonella in shell eggs prevention

Egg producers are being given guidance on preventing salmonella enteritidis in shell eggs to comply with the Egg Safety Rule.

US food safe from pesticide contamination

A US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) representitive claims that consumers can rest assured that the recent deaths of Indian schoolchildren from pesticide-contaminated lunches will not repeat in America.

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EFSA chief resigns after 7 years

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is looking for a new chief after executive director Catherine Geslain-Lanéelle resigned to work in the French public service.

‘We are clean,’ says Danish fish oil industry as police inquiry continues

The fish oil contamination case involving more than 3000 tonnes of illegal waste material being funnelled from human to animal nutrition purposes at Skagen in Denmark is not indicative of...

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