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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.

special edition: product inspection

Researchers develop novel food inspection system

An ultra-low field (ULF) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system using a high-temperature superconducting quantum interference device (HTS-SQUID) for food inspection has been tested by researchers.

News in brief

Endress+Hauser strengthens quality measurement portfolio

Endress+Hauser has acquired SensAction for an undisclosed amount to strengthen its quality measurement portfolio.

Coca-Cola investigating ‘human waste’ claims

An investigation has been launched after reported findings of ‘human waste’ in Coca-Cola cans in a factory in Northern Ireland.

Viavi and ESPROS collaborate on sensor and developer kit

Viavi Solutions Optical Security and Performance Products (OSP) and ESPROS Photonics Corporation (EPC) have launched a miniaturized spectral sensing system-on-a-chip and multispectral sensor developer kit.

News in brief

Police investigating counterfeit spirit claims

An online auctioneer has uncovered fraud involving the refilling of old bottles of whisky, rum and other spirits with cheaper and younger liquids.

Guest article

Brewery sanitation: 5 tips for brewers looking to clean up their act

You’ve heard it before: the alcohol in the beer kills any germs. For a while now, this notion has been treated as being more or less adequate safeguarding for brewers...

PolyOne dairy light blocking additive approved by Chinese Food Approval Standards

PolyOne has announced its light-blocking additive for dairy products, ColorMatrix Lactra SX, has been rated as compliant with newly introduced Chinese Food Approval standards.

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.

Fraunhofer and Döhler looking at microfluidics for beverage safety

Fraunhofer and Döhler are working together to develop a microbiological detection method based on microfluidics.

Food safety recall round-up 3-9 February 2017

Recalls: Clostridium botulinum, 'blue' chicken and norovirus

Food recalls have been made by USA, England, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Finland, Italy, Germany, Austria, Iceland, Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark.

Prenatal BPA exposure may lead to weight issues later in life: Mice study

A chemical normally used in the canned food industry has been found to interfere with the hormone that controls appetite, raising the prospect of increasing weight gain and obesity. 

Food safety recall round-up 27 January - 2 February 2017

Recalls: Listeria, metal and allergens

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

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