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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. 

Convenience is key - but what does this mean for food safety?

Convenience-driven consumers also expect higher food quality and more adventurous options, says the Cofresco Forum.

Eagle and AIS join forces to offer meat fat analysis service

Eagle Product Inspection has partnered with Advanced Inspection Services (AIS) to offer meat manufacturers fat analysis on a contract basis. 

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Ecolab develops foam technology for food and beverage hygiene

Ecolab and Danish company Nilfisk Food have developed a line of foam dispensing equipment for the food and beverage industry called Hybrid.

Commission hopes horse ‘passports’ will stop food fraud

Member states have endorsed European Commission proposals to tighten identification rules for horses as part of post horsemeat scandal efforts to clean up food chains.

Kids exposed to cadmium in dark chocolate - but they'd have to eat a lot to exceed health limits

A study says regular dark chocolate consumption raises children's exposure to cadmium but they would have to eat over 100 regular sized bars a month to exceed health guidelines....

Plum Organics halts Little Crèmes production after choking reports

Campbell Soup-owned Plum Organics has halted production of its kids’ rice milk snack line Little Crèmes after issuing a recall over choking hazards.

Juncker’s Commission announced: Lithuanian takes health and food safety spot

Lithuanian politician Vytenis Andriukaitis will be the next commissioner for health and food safety, according to an official announcement today which saw several structure changes to the cabinet.

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Choking hazard concern prompts Plum Organics snack recall

Plum Organics has issued a US-wide voluntary recall on its Little Crèmes rice milk snacks due to a potential choking hazard, it says.

'It’s taken a year to explain our chondroitin doesn’t come from carcasses left out in the sun': Danish supplier

Danish firm ZPD has won EU food approval for its chondroitin sulfate – a process that has been riddled by misapprehension and prejudice, the company says.

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FDA inspection sparks La Orocoveña Biscuit cake recall

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) initiated the recall of La Orocoveña Biscuit cakes following an inspection that found the company had not labeled milk, soy and wheat contents....

Kraft recalls American Slices over 'premature spoilage' fears

Nearly 8,000 cases of Kraft American Singles have been recalled in the US over concerns about "premature spoilage."

DuPont fined $1.3m for pollution violations

DuPont has been fined $1.275m for eight alleged releases of harmful levels of hazardous substances between May 2006 and January 2010 in West Virginia.

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ConAgra braces itself over peanut butter outbreak charges

ConAgra has said it is ‘likely’ it will be hit with a federal misdemeanour charge over a Salmonella outbreak from peanut butter seven years ago.

Woman finds dead mouse in Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut

The Kellogg Company has been forced to launch an investigation after a Portsmouth woman found a dead mouse in a box of Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut cereal.

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Constellation Brands expands Corona Extra recall: glass particle risk

Constellation Brands Beer Division has expanded the list of production codes in a voluntary recall of Corona Extra , which was originally issued on August 15 because some bottles may contain...

Canada requires mechanically tenderized beef labeling

All mechanically tenderized beef (MTB) products sold in Canada must now be clearly labelled as such and include instructions for safe cooking, according to Health Canada.

EU traceability requirements rank top in global table of food safety regulations

European Union countries rank highest when it comes to global food traceability regulations and requirements, according to a new report from The Global Food Traceability Center (GFTC).

Rancho officials charged with 11 felony counts

Rancho Feeding Corporation officials have been indicted by a federal ground jury for allowing tainted meat into the supply chain.

Constellation Brands 'troubled' by Corona Extra recall due to glass particle risk

Constellation Brands' beer brand president says the company is 'troubled' by a recall of some bottles of Corona Extra on sale in the US due to they risk they might...

Tata Global Beverages: Greenpeace pesticide study ‘confirms tea brands safe to drink’

Hindustan Unilever India and Tata Global Beverages insist their teas comply with legal standards and are safe to drink after Greenpeace said it found illegal pesticide traces in popular Indian...

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Milk and cream recalled in UK over cleaning product contamination

Milk and cream products are being recalled by a British dairy after an error resulted in contamination with a “small amount of cleaning product.”

BioLargo ramps up food safety system

The company is joining with Clarion Water to broaden the reach of its Isan disinfection technology system, which has won recognition from DuPont.

Burrows Paper fined $58k for repeat H&S violations

Burrows Paper has come under fire from the US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for repeat violations over a five year period.

Primopost fined £30k after worker struck by forklift truck

Americk Primopost has been fined after an employee suffered severe injuries to his leg when he was hit by a forklift truck.

Head of the class: School offers food processing courses

Genesee Community College (GCC) is poised to kick off its fall semester, welcoming students looking for a lucrative career in food production.

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