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Histamine in tuna, Norway tackles fraud and Campylobacter warning

It is time again to dig out your preferred online translation tool, contact colleagues abroad or buy a phrase book as we look at news from food safety agencies wider...

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.

Special Edition: Track & Trace

Iceland to emphasise traceability following inspection

Iceland needs to improve its control system on traceability according to findings of an inspection by the EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA).

Special Edition: Track & Trace

‘Today, life is a bit more complicated’ – Agrantec CEO

There was a time when we all bought food locally and had a pretty good idea where it came from and how fresh it was.

Supplements cause spike in recalls - Stericycle

A spike in recalled units by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was driven by nutritional supplements, according to the Stericycle ExpertSOLUTIONS Q1 2017 index.

Dispatches from Food Integrity in Parma

Food Integrity: China consumer view and impact in fish industry

Results from DNA barcoding of fish from across Europe and Chinese attitudes to food fraud were revealed during the Food Integrity conference last month.

'Poultry farms are not operating theatres' – chair of Campylobacter group

Development of a bio-security protocol for growers, new post-harvest interventions, educating consumers and enhanced surveillance were areas identified by a group put together to reduce Campylobacter risk.

Consider tightening Salmonella regulation on pig farms - researchers

Legislators should consider tightening regulations for Salmonella in primary production following two large outbreaks in Germany in recent years, said researchers.

Interpack 2017

Multivac signs MoU with Meyn Food Processing Technology and Cabinplant

Multivac has completed a strategic alliance (Memorandum of Understanding) with Meyn Food Processing Technology and Cabinplant to sell joint processing, filling, weighing and packaging technology.

Mislabelling dominates Food Fraud Network cases

Mislabelling composition dominated cases in the EU Food Fraud Network (FFN), according to the 2016 annual report.

US beef imports cleared by China after 14 years

The US and China have reached a trade deal that includes beef and poultry.

New case in botulism outbreak linked to fish

A new case of Clostridium botulism from fish, a jump in hepatitis A illnesses and investigations ending in US and Canada are outbreaks reported recently.

News in brief

FSNS donation supports Colorado State University renovation

Food Safety Net Services (FSNS) has donated $175,000 to Colorado State University’s (CSU) Department of Animal Sciences.

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.

Campylobacter and Salmonella reduction focus for Aus and NZ

Australia and New Zealand have targeted the reduction of foodborne illness, particularly Campylobacter and Salmonella, during a meeting on food regulation.

A third of seafood dinners mislabeled - study

A third of seafood sampled in a study was mislabeled, according to scientists at the George Washington University.

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.

Interpack 2017

‘The future depends on manufacturers taking control of quality and product safety issues’

Across the consumer goods industry, the future depends on manufacturers taking control of both quality and product safety issues, says Eagle product inspection.

Research round-up: Salmonella in pork, Listeria in lettuce and stopping aflatoxin

With more than a third of the year gone, we take our fourth look at food safety and quality research.

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.

Neogen launches raw pork detection test

Neogen has developed a test to detect raw pork in meat and environmental samples.

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.

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.

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