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US Marshals seize adulterated food worth $70k

US Marshals have seized adulterated food worth more than $70,000 from a Minnesota warehouse.

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.

Some suppliers opt to pay fines rather than update systems - survey

Many merchants and suppliers are unable to provide the level of transparency demanded by consumers, according to a survey.

Food safety recall round-up 26 May - 1 June 2017

Recalls: 3-MCPD, metal wire and Listeria

Food and beverage alerts were made by USA, Ireland, England, New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Canada, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Austria, Luxembourg, Croatia and Denmark.

News in brief

Irish authorities investigating Salmonella outbreak

An outbreak of Salmonella has sickened more than 50 people in Ireland.

News focus

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...

Special Edition: Track & Trace

Make food safety and traceability a top priority – ArrowStream

The focus on food safety and traceability is a healthy one for industry and consumers, according to the chief solutions officer at ArrowStream.

Mars connects the dots from farm to fork with SGS and its 2 partners

SGS and partners helping Mars map rice supply chain

SGS and Transparency-One are working with Mars Food and Blippar on supply chain transparency.

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.

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

Treofan turns to phthalate-free packaging films and mineral oil barriers

Treofan has started to offer its customers phthalate-free packaging films on request using phthalate-free base polymers in the extrusion process.

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.

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.

Interpack 2017

Mettler-Toledo gets more connected to Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things

Developments surrounding Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT) have started to facilitate a major paradigm shift in various manufacturing industries, according to Mettler-Toledo.

Interpack 2017

Minebea Intec continues to expand foreign body detection products

Minebea Intec continues to expand its foreign body detection products launching Dymond Bulk X-ray inspection system.

Scientist develops laser system to scan peeled potatoes for toxic compounds

Scientist Lien Smeesters from B-PHOT Brussels Photonics Team at the University of Brussels has partnered with Tomra Sorting Solutions to develop a sensor that scans peeled potatoes for toxic chemicals.

Chickpeas suspected source of hummus taste issues

Hummus was removed from shelves in some UK supermarkets and recalled by a Swedish company due to ‘taste issues’.

News in brief

Pair who sold turkey as halal lamb jailed

Two men who supplied turkey described as halal lamb have been found guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud and jailed for five years.

News in brief

Sainsbury’s removes a number of Houmous products after complaints over the taste

Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has temporarily removed a number of Houmous products from its stores due to a ‘taste issue’.

News in brief

Supplier ingredient causes second Conagra Salmonella recall in a month

Ingredients used in a brownie mix as part of a Conagra Brands meal may be contaminated with Salmonella.

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.

JRC finds 14% of honey samples to be adulterated

More than 14% of tested honey samples have been found to be adulterated, according to a long-awaited report by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC).

Consumer group ‘concerned’ about direction of food safety reforms

A consumer group has expressed concern that proposed food safety reforms could see more inspections carried out by third parties employed by businesses.

Tulip refutes link with Danish Salmonella outbreak

Salmonella has sickened 18 people across Denmark linked to a frozen ready meal but the manufacturer has said it is not the source of the outbreak.

Dispatches from GFSI 2017 in Houston

Trace One urges firms to focus on the basics

Transparency and traceability are important but first firms must get the basics right, according to Trace One.

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