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Juice firm forced to close after FDA raises safety concerns

A juice manufacturer has been ordered to close after safety concerns raised by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Renewed push for FDA FSMA funding in budget

Public health and consumer advocates have urged the full funding of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) as final decisions are made on the fiscal 2015 budget.

Counterfeit food and beverages detained jumps 50%

Foodstuffs, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages detained by EU customs authorities jumped more than 50% over a one year period.


Milk scandal raises questions over China's new food safety law

Another dairy scandal has raged across Chinese media over the last month, overshadowing the introduction of China’s much-touted new food safety law and casting further doubts over the government’s ability to bring...

Frozen crab seized due to food safety concerns

US Marshals have seized about 5,000 cases of ready-to-eat frozen Jonah crab products processed by Rome Packing due to food safety concerns.

Ireland dairy sector controls are ‘well organised’ - FVO

The Irish control system of the dairy sector is ‘well organised’, according to the Food and Veterinary Office (FVO) following an audit.

CDFA lifts Organic Pastures raw milk quarantine after further Campylobacter tests

Quarantined Organic Pastures Dairy brand raw whole milk will be back on shelves in California within 48 hours, the company has announced. 

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Nestlé prepares to return Maggi noodles to the shelves

As individual Indian states begin to lift their ban on Maggi noodles, Nestlé has been paving the way for a return to the shelves for the snack which has suffered...

Causes of injuries to workers in UK food industry revealed

Major injuries increased but over 3-days injuries decreased in the UK food industry, according to a survey.

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Public and private sector must cooperate better on food safety

Food safety and quality in the meat sector was the subject of an international symposium organised by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).

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McCloud Services advises on training in pest management

Properly trained personnel are essential in managing pests and potential contamination of food, according to a pest management company.

Consultation on BPA and PFOA restriction

Two draft opinions proposing restrictions on Bisphenol A and PFOA use have been opened to comments.

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Vietnam: Tougher penalties needed to stamp out food violators

A lack of tougher penalties and shortage of staff are hindering local authorities’ attempts to tighten control over businesses that violate food safety laws as more samples of meat, vegetables...

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Maggi noodles to be retested for class-action suit

India’s top consumer court has ordered tests on nine samples of Maggi noodles as part of a class action filed against Nestlé.

Polish poultry controls backed after FVO audit

Poland’s control system on poultry meat and products has been backed after an audit by the Food and Veterinary Office (FVO).

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France and Japan to cooperate on food safety

France and Japan have signed a cooperation agreement around food safety.

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Trader Joe's in Coconut Cranberry Granola recall after packaging error

New England Natural Bakers of Greenfield, Massachusetts, US, has allegedly issued a voluntary recall for Trader Joe's Coconut Cranberry Granola because Pecan Praline Granola containing milk, wheat and pecans was...

Hanovia UV eliminates bacteria from water in soft drinks manufacturing process

Hanovia UV has partnered with F&N (Fraser and Neave) Beverages Manufacturing (FNBM) in Malaysia to install a disinfection system at its manufacturing plant in Inanam, Kota Kinabalu.

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Ficci report: One-third of Indian pesticides are dangerous fakes

The use of fake pesticides use may jeopardise India’s status as leading exporter of food grains, fruits and vegetable, Ficci has warned.

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Food bodies demand criminal inquiry into ‘corrupt’ FSSAI practices

Industry groups have called for a criminal investigation into the practices of India’s food regulator, it has emerged.

DuPont settles with EPA on Clean Air Act violations

DuPont will pay $724k after a fire and explosion at one of its chemical plants in 2010 that killed one worker and badly burned another.

PCA officials sentenced to prison

Two former Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) employees have been jailed for their roles in a 2009 Salmonella outbreak from peanut products.

Spanish traceability controls missed ‘serious, systematic deficiencies’ - FVO

While the Spanish competent authorities found some non-compliances in traceability of meat they did not detect a number of more serious, systematic deficiencies, according to the Food and Veterinary Office...

Highest failure rate for food samples from outside UK

Food from the UK was most frequently sampled however samples from outside had the highest failure rate, according to Northern Ireland's eighth food surveillance sampling report.

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Metal shavings prompt chicken recall

Sanderson Farms has recalled more than 550,000 pounds of chicken products due to possible foreign material contamination, according to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS).

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