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Knauer osmometer for quality control of aqueous samples

Knauer has launched an osmometer for quality control of aqueous samples.

Food safety recall round-up 21-27 April 2017

Recalls: Arsenic, aflatoxin and allergens

Food alerts have been made by USA, England, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Canada, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Austria, Finland, Sweden, Slovakia, Belgium, Germany, Denmark and Switzerland.

Scientists create printed transistors for interactive smart food labels

Scientists at AMBER (Advanced Materials and Bio-Engineering Research) at Trinity College Dublin have created printed transistors from 2-dimensional nanomaterials for the first time. 

News focus

Fake olive oil in Brazil, Czech’s check honey and Spanish seizures

We are back with what will be a monthly round-up (GFSI and Pittcon got in the way!) from food safety agencies wider than the English-speaking ones.

Ametek to acquire Mocon for $182m, expanding into the F&B package testing market

Ametek has agreed to acquire Mocon for $182m, with the deal expected to close in Q2, 2017.  

Food safety recall round-up 14-20 April 2017

Recalls: Histamine, norovirus and cream contamination

Food alerts have been made by USA, England, Australia, Canada, Netherlands, Italy, Finland, Belgium, Croatia and France.

Food safety recall round-up 7-13 April 2017

Recalls: Listeria, Sudan IV and PAHs

Food alerts have been made by USA, England, Australia, Canada, the Czech Republic, Austria, Norway, Netherlands, Greece, Finland, Luxembourg, Germany and Denmark.

Health risk from pesticide residues is low, says EFSA

The health risk from pesticide residues in food is low, according to a report by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), with 97% of samples within legal limits - but...

India in brief

FSSAI moves to regulate organic traceability

India’s food regulator will clamp down on the traceability organic foods with new standards to ensure the organic status of product claims.

Guest article

Food safety in Asia: 5 issues to consider

Nine years ago the infant milk scandal triggered alarm among consumers, policymakers and food producers across Asia.

Food safety recall round-up 1-6 April 2017

Recalls: Listeria, allergens and GMOs

Food recalls have been made by USA, England, Ireland, Scotland, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Austria, Norway, Germany and Denmark.

Symposium targets food fraud prevention and mitigation

Regulators and experts from academia, government and industry are meeting in Quebec this week to discuss food fraud.

Errington Cheese maintains innocence after E. coli report findings

A report into an E. coli O157 outbreak in Scotland has reiterated Dunsyre Blue as the source while Errington Cheese has insisted there is no microbiological evidence for this conclusion.

Alibaba trials Blockchain in Aus and NZ to tackle food fraud

Alibaba Australia is to trial Blockchain to mitigate the risk of counterfeit and fraudulent food products.

Seized milk powder could be destroyed following court ruling

Some milk and buttermilk powder seized due to safety concerns months ago could be destroyed following a ruling in a US district court.

Food safety recall round-up 13-23 March 2017

Recalls: Aflatoxin, ciguatera and ink issue

Food recalls have been made by USA, England, Ireland, Wales, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Denmark.

First ever antibacterial metal surfaces to be trialed in dairy

A European team of researchers led by the University of Parma, is developing what it claims is the first ever fluid‐repellent, antibacterial metal surfaces in the food and beverage industry....

News in brief

3M Petrifilm Rapid Aerobic Count Plates certified for dairy

3M Food Safety’s 3M Petrifilm Rapid Aerobic Count Plates have received the European collective mark NF Validation by AFNOR.

Two deaths linked to Listeria outbreak in cheese

A multi-state outbreak of listeriosis from soft raw milk cheese has killed two people, according to US authorities.

Research round-up: Listeria, GBS and “smart” compounds

For the second time this year it is time to pull up a stool (no, not that kind...) to the lab bench and take a swab from the petri dish...

New York lab ups imported food sampling and starts fish speciation test

The New York State Food Laboratory increased testing of food and beverage samples for health hazards, purity and accuracy of labeling by 10% last year.

Food safety recall round-up 17-23 February 2017

Recalls: Allergens and continued Listeria concerns

Food recalls have been made by USA, England, Ireland, Canada, Hong Kong, Germany, Austria, Netherlands and Denmark.

Yarok’s E. coli and Listeria modules validated by microbiology lab

Yarok Technology Transfer’s method to detect E. coli and Listeria monocytogenes in leafy vegetables has been validated by an Israeli microbiology lab.

Exclusive interview

Continuous challenge to identify and mitigate emerging pathogen risk - Metabiota

Outbreaks such as Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) illustrate continued challenges to epidemic preparedness and the ability to identify and mitigate emerging pathogens, according to Metabiota.

FDA explores Listeria growth and detection in ice cream

Culture independent next generation sequencing (NGS) has been used to characterize the microbiome for recovery of Listeria monocytogenes from naturally contaminated ice cream.

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