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Kreyenborg introduces infrared germ reduction technology

Kreyenborg Plant Technology has developed an infrared machine that destroys germs in dried foodstuffs that require gentle treatment, such as tea, spices, dried herbs, nuts, kernels and seeds.

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Tecna ELISA kits target zearalenone

Tecna has released a couple of enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) kits to detect zearalenone in cereals and feed.

Mesutronic introduces entry level foreign body detector

Mesutronic Gerätebau has released its new X-Ray inspection system for packed food products, called easySCOPE.

More than 300 sickened by Salmonella since 2014 - ECDC

More than 300 confirmed cases of Salmonella Enteritidis have been reported from four EU countries.

Salmonella outbreaks from undercooked eggs and meat sicken 70

More than 70 people in an Australian state have been sickened by Salmonella in five outbreaks linked to undercooked eggs and meat.

Neogen tests Reveal mycotoxins

Neogen Corporation has launched a line of tests for detection of six mycotoxins using a water-based common extraction.

Outbreak shows raw or undercooked flour could be health risk

An outbreak of E. coli O157 linked to flour serves as a reminder of how raw and undercooked versions might pose a risk to health, according to a study.

Food safety recall round-up 20-26 January 2017

Recalls: Insects, allergens and production issues

Food recalls have been notified by USA, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Finland, Australia, Norway, Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, Netherlands, Hungary and Denmark.

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Ruparel Foods: Previously, only 1 in 8 rejected nuts were bad

Ruparel Foods has said only one in eight nuts rejected by its previous sorting systems were actually bad, prompting a move to machines from Tomra Sorting Food.

Fresh concerns over titanium dioxide safety as study prompts French re-evaluation

The French government has ordered a safety reassessment of white food colouring titanium dioxide after scientists say they have shown "for the first time" that nanoparticles in the food additive are spread around the body....

Salmonella outbreak linked to eggs appears to have ended – Dutch agencies

An EU-wide Salmonella outbreak linked to eggs appears to be over, according to Dutch authorities.

Food safety recall round-up 13-19 January 2017

Recalls: Benzoic acid, foreign bodies and pathogens

Food recalls have been notified by Canada, USA, England, Jersey, Hong Kong, Sweden, Australia, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, Hungary and Denmark.

Plastic or rubber-related recalls double – Detectamet

Recalls due to products contaminated with plastic or rubber more than doubled in the past 12 months, according to Detectamet.

Twinkies and Palmer Candy recall products due to possible Salmonella

Twinkies and Palmer Candy products have been drawn into the Salmonella scare linked to milk powder made by Valley Milk Products.

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Poindexter Nut Company adds second Napasol pasteurization line

Poindexter Nut Company has increased its walnut pasteurization capacity with a second Napasol pasteurization line.

Data on tropane alkaloids in EU will help exposure assessments

Data on which tropane alkaloids (TAs) are of concern in Europe has been collected to form the basis for future exposure assessments.

Food safety recall round-up 22 December - 5 January 2017

Recalls: Listeria, histamine and allergens

Food recalls have been notified by Canada, USA, England, New Zealand, Australia, Belgium, Norway, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Austria, Luxembourg, Czech Republic and Denmark.

Neogen launches test for ochratoxin

Neogen Corporation has developed a test for ochratoxin that uses a water-based extraction solvent.

ConAgra Foods enters final plea deal for salmonella peanut butter transgression

ConAgra has entered a final plea deal in a criminal misdemeanour charge of violating the US Food Drug and Cosmetic Act.

Dawn Food Products recalls bakery items after salmonella alert

Albertsons and Safeway stores in the US are recalling bakery products supplied by Dawn Food Products made with Valley Milk Product's High Heat Nonfat Dry Milk Powder due to possible...

Ten countries have reported 183 confirmed and 246 probable cases

Netherlands, UK and Belgium report bulk of new Salmonella cases

Netherlands, the UK and Belgium have reported new cases in the first two weeks of December as part of the ongoing EU-wide Salmonella outbreak linked to eggs.

Food safety recall round-up 9-15 December 2016

Recalls: Mould, pathogens and allergens

Food recalls for this week have been notified by Canada, USA, England, Scotland, Norway, Spain, Belgium, New Zealand and Denmark.

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Man jailed for smuggling cigarettes hidden under baguettes

A lorry driver has been jailed after being caught smuggling cigarettes into the UK hidden under half-baked mouldy baguettes.

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Reading Thermal aids with FSMA kill step validation compliance

Reading Thermal has introduced software to help users/bakers comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act’s kill step validation requirements.

B. cereus outbreaks characterised to improve monitoring

Seventy four Bacillus cereus outbreaks which resulted in 911 human cases over seven years in France underlines the need to improve monitoring, according to a study.

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