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Gilman Cheese cited by OSHA after worker amputation

Gilman Cheese Corp. has been cited for 10 safety violations after a worker had two fingers amputated by an unguarded machine.

EU group stresses food safety focus

A group of European research organisations have stressed the importance of food safety by identifying knowledge gaps and areas which require more focus in response to concerns that the issue...

Food safety webinar showcases novel food technologies

Global Food Safety Resources (GFSR) and Novel Food Sciences are partnering on a webinar on how innovative technology can improve food safety and quality.

Food contact materials backed by EFSA

Two materials intended to come into contact with food have been given the green light by a panel of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

FDA courses offer first line of food defense

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has enhanced its roster of web-based food defense courses, designed to help producers in America and abroad better guard against acts of intentional...

‘Safety first’ approach to BPA risk recommends reducing plastic packaging

Pregnant women should reduce the use of foods and beverages in cans and plastic containers to minimise exposure to chemicals including bisphenol A (BPA) as part of a safety-first approach....

Ishida expands x-ray detection equipment

Ishida Europe has expanded its x-ray inspection machines with the launch of a model capable of detecting metallic and non-metallic contaminants within packed products.

OSHA cites packaging manufacturer and animal protein processor

A packaging manufacturer and an animal protein processor have been cited for health and safety violations by the US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Thermo Fisher Scientific opens contamination screening center

Thermo Fisher Scientific has opened a product contamination evaluation facility in Sugar Land, TX to help food manufacturers tackle safety and quality concerns.

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Webinar to outline what's ahead in US food regulations

TraceGains is hosting a webinar entitled, “Legislative and Regulatory Outlook for the Food Industry,” on Thursday, June 20, 2013, from noon to 1 pm EDT.

DuPont applauds veggie processor for food safety excellence

DuPont Nutrition and Health has honored CA-based Taylor Farms with its Food Quality Award for its commitment to safety.

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FDA issues final rule on imported food

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a final rule that makes the interim Information Required in Prior Notice of Imported Food official.

FSANZ reviews MRLs for blueberries and raspberries

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has called for submissions on maximum residue limits (MRLs) for blueberries and raspberries.

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NASA funds Star Trek style 3D food printer

NASA has agreed to fund the development of a 3D food printer to supply food for astronauts during space travel and help feed the world’s growing population.

Canada survey: infant foods are BPA free

Bisphenol A (BPA) is absent from infant foods and formulae in Canada, according to the results of routine product testing by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

Norway must improve checks of products of animal origin – EFTA

Norway needs to improve its import control system and veterinary checks of products of animal origin coming in to the country, according to the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).

Clostridium botulinum fears prompt FDA action

A fear that carrot and beet juice from a US company could be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum has prompted the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to warn consumers about...

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Henkel offers resource for enhancing safety of food packaging

Henkel, a German adhesives manufacturer, is offering an online resource to help food processors ensure the safety of their product packaging.

FSA pumps £500,000 into food safety funding

The UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) has injected £500,000 into funding food safety, authenticity and traceability research in collaboration with the Technology Strategy Board (TSB).

Breast Cancer UK issues BPA ban rallying cry but FSA remains unmoved

Breast Cancer UK has claimed there is a “wealth of peer reviewed, scientific evidence that raises serious concerns” over the safety of exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) but the UK...

Sinton Dairy Foods Co. cited by OSHA for workplace violations

Sinton Dairy Foods Co. has been cited for 14 workplace violations with proposed penalties of almost $75,000.

CFIA details latest licence incidents

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has suspended the licence of one firm and reinstated another under increased scrutiny in separate cases.

EC proposes reduced legislation in wake of horse meat crisis

The European Commission has proposed reduced legislation and tougher fines among a raft of measures to protect against food fraud in light of the recent horse meat scandal.

Worker slices arm after safety glove failure

A large UK butchery firm in Lewisham, London, has been fined for safety failings after an employee sliced his forearm because his safety gloves offered insufficient protection.

Warning letters show companies still vague on nature of website language

Now, almost 20 years after DSHEA became law, some companies seem to be just starting to get the message that the regulations governing health claims language don’t apply just to...

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