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Angeon eyes ‘$8bn diagnostic testing market’ with InstantLabs investment

Angeon Group has made an undisclosed controlling investment in InstantLabs Medical Diagnostics Corporation Inc.

Irradiated ground beef approved in Canada

Canada will permit the sale of fresh and frozen raw ground beef treated with irradiation.

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.

Increase in Salmonella cases suggests persistent contamination source

An increase in Salmonella Chester cases each summer could point to persistent sources of contamination in Morocco and other West African countries, according to researchers.

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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.

Witt gas analyser measures trace oxygen levels

Witt has unveiled a gas analyser that can measure trace oxygen levels in the ppm (parts per million) range.

More ESBL exposure through raw or undercooked beef - RIVM

Dutch consumers are exposed to Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase (ESBL)-producing E. coli bacteria through eating beef more than chicken, according to estimations.

Food safety recall round-up 10-16 February 2017

Recalls: Histamine, Bacillus cereus and Listeria

Food recalls have been made by USA, England, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, Norway, New Zealand, Finland, Germany, Luxembourg, Austria, Netherlands, Hungary and Denmark.

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False Salmonella information, Moldovan support and dairy seizures

FoodQualityNews understands our readers are global and speak many languages so we are trialling a monthly round-up from food safety agencies wider than the English-speaking ones.

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PURE seeks USDA permission to begin in-plant poultry trials

PURE Bioscience has been backed by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to trial higher concentrations of its antimicrobial to reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter.

Pathogen contaminating seafood identified by researchers

A new strain of a bacterial pathogen that has contaminated seafood and sickened shellfish consumers has been identified by researchers.

Arc-net seeks to capitalise on traceability demand

Arc-net is seeking to capitalise on the demand for traceability after receiving a £2m investment.

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.

Canadian norovirus outbreak linked to oysters

More than 200 people have been sickened by norovirus in three Canadian provinces linked to raw/undercooked oysters.

Oysters behind norovirus outbreak in New Zealand

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) in New Zealand has warned people not to eat certain brands of chilled oysters as they may be contaminated with norovirus.

Salmonella outbreaks from undercooked eggs and meat sicken 70

More than 70 people in an Australian state have been sickened by Salmonella in five outbreaks linked to undercooked eggs and meat.

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Kiwa PAI upgrades SOFHT membership

Kiwa PAI has joined The Society of Food Hygiene and Technology (SOFHT) as a Supporting Company Member.

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Whitbeck Laboratories opens facility

Whitbeck Laboratories has opened a 7,500 square foot research and testing facility.

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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'Just because it hasn’t doesn’t mean it can’t' - WHO on avian influenza

Vigilance on avian influenza has been urged by the World Health Organization (WHO) which said just because there are no human cases in European countries so far does not mean...

Burger link to German Salmonella outbreak

A burger has tested positive for Salmonella Stourbridge but no cases were reported in the same region as part of investigations into an outbreak which has killed two people.

AFT targets mislabeling of fish and seafood in US

Applied Food Technologies (AFT) has set its sights on seafood species identification and verification to help combat fish fraud.

Food safety recall round-up 20-26 January 2017

Recalls: Insects, allergens and production issues

Food recalls have been notified by USA, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Finland, Australia, Norway, Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, Netherlands, Hungary and Denmark.

‘Hot spots’ of veterinary residues found in corned beef case

The Government Chemist has revealed the work leading to supporting the Public Analyst in a dispute over findings of residues of a veterinary medicine in corned beef.

PHE: Campylobacter at lowest level since 2008

Campylobacter in England and Wales fell in 2015, according to Public Health England (PHE).

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