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Shanghai prepares for launch of wide-ranging food safety platform

China’s commercial capital will soon use an “exhaustive food safety management platform” to monitor the activities of its food businesses.

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Germany donates €150,000 to boost food safety in developing countries

Germany has donated €150,000 to support food safety, animal/plant health standards and trade.

Food safety body: pork, liver Hep E danger

Undercooked pork is the commonest source of hepatitis E infection for EU consumers, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has confirmed.

Norway finds STEC in products made from raw milk

The Norwegian Food Safety Authority has detected Shiga toxin producing E. coli (STEC) in four unpasteurized milk products.

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Hygiena introduces ZymoSnap ALP for verification of milk pasteurization

Hygiena, a US-based company providing microbial detection, monitoring and identification, has launched the ZymoSnap ALP, an alkaline phosphatase (ALP) testing system designed to verify pasteurization efficiency in short-shelf-life dairy products...

Countries continue to find Salmonella in Brazilian meat

Border rejections for Salmonella in chicken from Brazil have been reported by six countries in the last week.

'Nano scare': Scientists blast Friends of the Earth for 'facile' infant formula claims

Reports that some infant formula products on sale in Australia and New Zealand contain potentially 'dangerous' nanoscale particles have been dismissed by regulators and scientists — with one branding it blatant 'scaremongering'....

EFSA wants input into approach for BPA re-evaluation

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has called for feedback on its approach to evaluate the toxicity of bisphenol A (BPA).

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Fish smokehouse shut due to Listeria findings

A fish smokehouse has been temporarily shut down after findings of Listeria.

One in 10 allergenic ingredients not correctly labelled – study

Undeclared milk in chocolate and bakery products was the most frequently found allergen during a control in the Nordic countries.

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Congressman calls for food safety boost at border

Congressman Henry Cuellar has urged agencies to work with local governments at high-volume ports of entry to reduce the risk of foodborne illnesses.

Consumers willing to pay premium for safety - TÜV SÜD

Consumers want safer products and are willing to pay more for them, according to a TÜV SÜD survey.

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Canada supports developing countries with food safety

Canada has donated CAD $200,000 to help developing countries comply with international food safety, animal and plant health standards.

Europol: False organic certification continues to be major problem for food industry

Counterfeit certification labels, such as fake organic or protected designation of origin (PDO) labels, continues to be a major problem for the European food industry, according to a report by Europol....

US bans fresh Brazilian beef imports due to safety

Imports of fresh beef from Brazil have been banned until further notice by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Supply chain performance not profitability at heart of food firms’ voluntary sign-up

Motivations for voluntarily implementing food traceability schemes stem not from the need to maximise profits but enhance information, safety and quality management within the supply chain.

US Marshals seize adulterated food worth $70k

US Marshals have seized adulterated food worth more than $70,000 from a Minnesota warehouse.

USDA proposes to allow cooked chicken from China

A proposed rule to allow China to export cooked chicken from poultry slaughtered in the country to the US has been described as a ‘slap in the face to American...

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Lupin added to mandatory allergen labelling list

Lupin has been added to the required list of allergens that have to be declared on labels in Australia and New Zealand.

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Agropur recalls milk due to ‘harmful material’ concerns

Agropur Cooperative is recalling some milk due to potential presence of harmful material.

EU expresses ‘high concern’ for hormone disrupting chemical Bisphenol A

Bisphenol A, a chemical found in consumer products such as food packaging, may soon be restricted in the EU after authorities expressed “high concern” over its effect on human health....

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ISO 22000 revision reaches DIS stage

Revision for ISO 22000 on food safety management systems has reached Draft International Standard (DIS) stage.

Three dead in corn mill explosion

Three people have died and a dozen injured after an explosion at a corn mill in Wisconsin, US.

Cott: UV systems provide us with insurance before bottling

Cott Beverages is using Hanovia UV disinfection technology to treat process water used in the production process.

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One dead, 18 injured in Copelit Afrique boiler explosion

One person has died and 18 are injured after a boiler explosion at Copelit Africa in Mballing, Senegal, which makes fish oil and fish meal on Saturday.

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