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Importer recalls uninspected pigeon meat

Greenland Trading Corp is recalling more than 12.5k pounds of squab (domesticated pigeon) not presented at the US point of entry for inspection.

ConAgra Foods removes BPA from all its US and Canada cans but critics ask if the alternative will be ‘safe’

ConAgra Foods claims it has removed Bisphenol A (BPA) from all of its cans sold in the US and Canada but this does not include those that are imported from...

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FDA proposed rule for FSMA to support importers

The FDA has published a proposed rule on user fees for participation in another program that is near final rule stage.

Two thirds use their senses rather than 'use by' dates

Over two thirds of Brits use their sense of smell, sight and taste rather than the best before or use by date - so should they be scrapped to cut...

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20% of Indian food tests revealed adulterated or misbranded products

20% of Indian food tests revealed adulterated or misbranded products

US FY2016 Agriculture Appropriations Bill to support 8,000 FSIS frontline inspection personnel for meat, poultry, and egg products

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are two of the services to receive funding in the FY2016 Agriculture Appropriations Bill in Washington,...

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Taiwan FDA cracks down on imports from Fukushima

Taiwan FDA cracks down on imports from Fukushima

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Cargill helps launch Indian food safety imitative

Cargill has launched a food safety awareness initiative in India sharing it is a shared responsibility of farmers, the food industry, regulators and consumers.

FVO finds ‘limited progress’ in Swedish audit

There has been ‘limited progress’ since an audit in 2010 in Sweden with most corrective actions still recorded as being in progress, according to the Food and Veterinary Office (FVO).

dispatches from codex alimentarius, geneva

Minimum cheese content remains unsolved in Codex standard

Minimum cheese content remained a controversial point in discussion of a standard for processed cheese at a Codex Alimentarius Commission meeting.

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Avoid ‘Mass Mayhem’ with FDA module

A food related emergency exercise has been made available by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

European Commission to investigate Hungary's food chain inspection fee

The European Commission is investigating Hungary's food chain inspection fee to see if it is in line with state aid rules.

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Charm Sciences test receives AOAC-RI approval

Charm Sciences’ aerobic count bacterial test has received AOAC-Research Institute approval.

dispatches from codex alimentarius, geneva

Dairy permeate powder standard work approved by Codex

An international standard on the identity, compositional quality and safety of powders made from dairy permeates has come a step closer.

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Roka gets AOAC certification for Listeria environmental assay

Roka Bioscience has received AOAC certification for its Listeria Environmental detection assay.

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Cert ID Europe: Top consumer trends to emerge in the next five years

Cert ID Europe has launched VAPor for an independent assessment of  vulnerable ‘hotspots’ in the food supply chain, as it plans to open an office in India, to meet a...

Special edition: Product Inspection

As food contamination regulations tighten, we will see a big shift from metal detection towards X-ray inspection

A former FMCG high-care engineering manager has fulfilled his dream of creating a business for food manufacturers. 

Special edition: Product Inspection

‘Fortress has something even better coming soon that will all but eliminate product effect’

Inspecting wet products like meat, dairy and ready meals, known as the ‘product effect’, has presented manufacturers with challenges for many years, according to Fortress Technology.

dispatches from codex alimentarius, geneva

Codex backs work on international standard for quinoa

Bolivia and the US have been given the go ahead to work on an international standard for quinoa by the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC).

Listeria sampling concerns raised in FVO audit

Sampling for Listeria monocytogenes after cleaning in Denmark undermines the sensitivity of testing of processing areas and equipment, according to a Food and Veterinary Office (FVO) audit.

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Blue Bell test production plan in Alabama

Blue Bell Creameries will begin test production of ice cream in Alabama in the next few weeks. 

Non-compliant fruit and veg imports rise

A rise in feed and food of non-animal origin in breach of legislation has been found by an EU report.

Guilty plea for fish dealer on excessive harvesting

A US fish market dealer and its president have pleaded guilty to fraud and falsifying federal records.


Trichinella parasites in pork subject of Codex guidelines

Guidelines to ensure pig meat is safe from Trichinella parasites have been adopted by the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC).

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Supreme Court judges compel authorities to get tougher on adulteration

Supreme Court judges compel authorities to get tougher on adulteration

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