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Ribena recalled in Malaysia

The manufacturer of Ribena has recalled some batches of the fruit drink in Malaysia over a “manufacturing error”.

Food safety recall round-up 11-17 August 2017

Recalls: Norovirus, Clostridium botulinum and Salmonella

Food and beverage alerts were made by USA, England, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Finland, Sweden, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Netherlands and Denmark.

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Botulism increases in Ukraine and Salmonella up in Lithuania

Botulism in Ukraine and Salmonella in Lithuania feature in our round-up of global food safety news.

Fake food and alcohol seizures at EU borders jump

Customs authorities detained more than 41 million fake and counterfeit products at the EU's external border in 2016 with a value of more than €670m.

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Kent police seize wine in fraud investigation

Tens of thousands of bottles of wine have been seized by Kent Police in the UK.

Bestherbs Coffee recall after undeclared ingredient similar to Viagra

Bestherbs Coffee has issued a voluntary recall of its New Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found it contained undeclared active pharmaceutical...

GE Bevpak water treatment targets beverage processing

GE Water & Process Technologies has launched Bevpak, a UF+RO (ultrafiltration and reverse osmosis) system which treats water for contaminants when producing beverages.

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To the MilkyWay to prepare pour plate TVCs

Copan Diagnostics has unveiled what it claims is the first fully automated instrument for preparing pour plate total viable counts (TVCs).

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).

Macb investigating quality issue in flavoured water

Consumers have been urged not to drink macb flavoured water due to a ‘quality issue’.

Food safety recall round-up 16-22 June 2017

Recalls: Listeria, Potassium acesulfame and mould

Food and beverage alerts were made by USA, England, New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Canada, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Finland, Netherlands and Denmark.

EU and China collaborate to combat food fraud

More than 30 partners are part of a project to tackle food safety and authenticity across Europe and China.

Method to detect pesticide residues in non-alcoholic beverages

Researchers have developed a method which has a ‘strong promise’ for regulatory monitoring and commercial analysis of pesticide residues in non-alcoholic beverages.

Food safety recall round-up 2-8 June 2017

Recalls: E. coli, gluten and quality issues

Food and beverage alerts were made by USA, England, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Canada, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, Croatia and Denmark.

Anton Paar boosts presence in ‘vital’ Middle East market

Anton Paar has opened a Middle East Technical Centre to serve customers in the Middle East and Africa.

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.

Food safety recall round-up 19-25 May 2017

Recalls: Chickpea quality, glass and pathogens

Food and beverage warnings alerts have been made by USA, Ireland, England, New Zealand, Canada, Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Norway, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Germany and Denmark.

Food safety recall round-up 8-18 May 2017

Recalls: Missing nitrites and fish fingers

Food and beverage warnings alerts have been made by USA, Ireland, England, Australia, Canada, Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Norway, Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Germany and Denmark.

Interpack 2017

Mettler-Toledo Safeline debuts four enhancements on its metal detection systems

Mettler-Toledo introduced four enhancements on its Safeline metal detection systems at Interpack.

Food safety recall round-up 28 April - 4 May 2017

Recalls: Vitamin C, Hepatitis A and alcohol content

Food and beverage warnings alerts have been made by USA, Ireland, England, Canada, Czech Republic, Norway, Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, Germany and Denmark.

Knauer osmometer for quality control of aqueous samples

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

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. 

Operation Opson: Counterfeit alcohol tops list

Nearly 26 million litres of fake alcohol has been seized as part of an INTERPOL-Europol operation.

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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.

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