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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.

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.

Vicam test detects Ochratoxin A in coffee and wheat

Vicam has launched a lateral flow strip test for detection of ochratoxin A in green coffee and wheat.

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.  

Counterfeit alcohol consumption not just due to low prices - study

Previous work has overestimated the impact of low prices on counterfeit alcohol consumption, according to a Russian study.

Analytical methods to detect coffee adulteration reviewed

Approaches to test the accuracy of claims for samples of roast ground coffee have been reviewed by researchers.

HACCP a ‘foundational pillar’ of safety and quality management system – Coca Cola

HACCP requirements and documentation are ‘foundational pillars’ of the food safety and quality management system, according to an expert at Coca-Cola HBC.

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.

International Paper resumes operations after digester explosion

International Paper has resumed operations at its Pensacola Mill in Cantonment, Florida, following a digester explosion.

Food safety recall round-up 24-30 March 2017

Recalls: Metal, glass and undeclared allergens

Food recalls have been made by USA, England, Ireland, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Sweden, Norway, Germany,  Netherlands, Luxembourg and Denmark.

Special edition: product inspection

Detection of density: The metal can files

Metal cans are more challenging to inspect than low-density containers because the packaging presents a higher density to the x-rays.

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