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Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered a material found in blueberry leaves can be used to coat the berries themselves, delivering longer shelf life, boosted antioxidants, and pathogen protection.
‘As consumers lead increasingly active, on-the-go lifestyles, demand for convenient meals continues to grow and drive opportunity for ready-to-eat (RTE) and prepared foods manufacturers.
Botanical adulteration, like doping in sports, is a problem that can be controlled but never totally resolved, but what is being done about it? Here the world’s biggest botanical players...
The owner and chief operating office of Quality Egg have pleaded guilty on charges stemming from a Salmonella outbreak that affected thousands in 2010.
A blaze all but decimated four structures at a Shoei Foods facility over the weekend, though no injuries have been reported.
Malaysian authorities say further testing has shown two varieties of halal Cadbury chocolate do not contain pig DNA, contrary to last week’s announcement.
GEA has decided to focus only on natural refrigerants as part of its future development, but admitted ‘it was a risk’.
A US meat processor has settled after allegedly failing to properly pre-treat its industrial waste before discharging it to the city’s wastewater treatment plant.
Veetee Foods has been prosecuted for a second time in two months for worker safety related failings.
A watchdog group is suing to get the agency to treat anti-biotic resistant strains of Salmonella as adulterants in meat.
PERES, a portable app-based device, tests meat and poultry for freshness, sounding an alert when spoilage is detected.
Consumers want more information about the food they buy, and technology such as smart phones could address demand for more detail on products following the horsemeat crisis and other scandals.
More than 20 Malay-Muslim groups have called for a boycott of Cadbury products after pork DNA was found in two batches of the company’s chocolate, reports the Malay Mail Online . ...
Cadbury Malaysia, part of Mondelez International Inc, has recalled two batches of halal chocolate which tested positive for traces of pork DNA.
A hummus producer explains the company’s quick reaction to a positive Listeria test and lessons learned in its first-ever recall.
A produce processing plant has evacuated more than 100 staff, and sent 14 to the hospital, due to a possible ammonia leak.
A one-stop shop for food safety certification bodies has been produced by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
Food firms only have a few more days to weigh in on a rule requires companies to give a heads up on imported edibles; an expert from SGS offers advice...
Laser Application Technologies has received a thumbs up from the US Food and Drug Administration for its Natural Light Labeling system, designed to get rid of stick-on produce labels.
An EU wide report on pesticides in food has found that more than 53% of the samples tested had no measurable trace of pesticide residues, while 1.1% of those tested...
spiritsEUROPE says the tragic deaths of 80+ people in Kenya who drank bootleg spirits reportedly poisoned with methanol show why the large-scale problem of illicit alcohol should be tackled.
Cottage cheese under the Kraft Foods brand umbrella is being voluntarily recalled after ingredients were discovered to be stored outside of safe temperature parameters.
H J Heinz has been fined £50,000 and ordered to pay costs of £9,661 after an engineer severed his hand when it became trapped in an unguarded machine.
Doctor Bernhard Url is the new chief of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) after its management board confirmed the acting-chief as its next executive director this week.
The number of US shoppers considering health benefits when filling their carts with food and beverages has jumped in the past two years.