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Novel food vehicle suspected in Salmonella outbreak

Truffle oil was implicated as the likely source of a 2015 Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak, according to a study.

Lotus Biscoff Crunchy Biscuit Spread recalled over metal particles

Lotus Bakeries is recalling a batch of more than 90,000 glass jars of Lotus Biscoff Crunchy Biscuit Spread because it may contain small metal particles.

VTT creates 100% bio-based stand-up pouch for crisps, potato chips and muesli

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed lightweight 100% bio-based stand-up pouches using its patent pending enzymatic fibrillation of cellulose (HefCel) technology.

Dutch waffles and cheese biscuits recalled for mineral oil contamination

The Belgian Food Authority (FASFC) has recalled several Dutch waffles and cheese biscuits due to mineral oil contamination.

IFST updates Information Statement on Acrylamide ahead of EU Commission regulation

The Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST) has updated its Information Statement on Acrylamide as the EU Commission moves to a decision on the regulation of acrylamide.

E. coli outbreak linked to peanut butter substitute

An outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) O157:H7 has sickened 12 people in five states.

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FSSAI lab staff trained to test mycotoxins, pesticide and veterinary drug residues

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and the Global Food Safety Partnership (GFSP) will continue training lab staff to test mycotoxins, pesticides and veterinary drug residues.

Insects, a human nail and cigarette in food make list of advice line calls

A live insect in a packaged dessert; a human nail in a takeaway and a cigarette butt in a bag of chips were examples of calls to the Food Safety...

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.

Scrutiny of hygienic processing practices has intensified - Bühler

It has never been more important for food processors to have hygienic equipment, according to Bühler.

FDA sets sights on reducing Listeria risk in RTE food

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated draft guidance to reduce the risk of Listeria monocytogenes (L. mono) in ready-to-eat (RTE) foods.

Food safety recall round-up 13-19 January 2017

Recalls: Benzoic acid, foreign bodies and pathogens

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

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Sampling project finds Derby clear of fake rice

A sampling project targeting ‘plastic rice’ by Trading Standards in a UK city has found no examples of the fake product.

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Takeaway fined over mislabelled meat and nut dishes

A UK takeaway owner has been fined £2,000 and ordered to pay £200 in costs after admitting selling dishes labelled as containing lamb and almonds which were actually mutton and peanuts.

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Girl dies after allergic reaction from Indian meal

Two men arrested in connection with the death of a girl after suffering an allergic reaction have been released on bail.

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Loma to put more emphasis on convenience food market

Driven by busy ‘time poor’ lifestyles and an ageing population, the convenience market continues to flourish, according to Loma Systems which is putting more emphasis on the sector.

Food safety recall round-up 2-8 December 2016

Recalls: Allergens, Listeria and insect snacks

Food recalls for this week have been notified by Canada, Germany, USA, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Norway, Sweden, Malta, Ireland, New Zealand and Denmark.

IoT playing role in keeping food safe - Monnit

The Internet of Things (IoT) is helping companies prevent and identify inadequate temperatures during transportation and storage, according to Monnit.

Food safety recall round-up 18-24 November 2016

Recalls: Metal, plastic and Listeria

Food recalls for this week have been notified by the UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, Norway, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, USA, Iceland, Sweden, Croatia and Denmark.

Survey shows need to understand tech use in the kitchen

Most consumers do not wash their hands after using handheld phones or tablets in the kitchen, according to a survey.

Sabra Listeria recall: We test finished product every 2 minutes

Sabra Dipping Company has recalled hummus after Listeria monocytogenes was found in its facility.

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Digi International acquires FreshTemp and partners with Telus

Digi International has purchased a provider of temperature monitoring and task management tools for the food industry.

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Anritsu and Peco InspX launch systems at Pack Expo

Anritsu and Peco InspX have launched product inspection systems at Pack Expo in Chicago.

Outbreak is reminder source of illness may not be foodborne pathogens - study

Alternative testing methods should be considered during outbreaks of unusual gastrointestinal illness when typical foodborne pathogens are not identified, according to the analysis of an outbreak in a US Correctional...

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Indian non-profit opens food safety and quality control lab

An Indian not-for-profit organization has inaugurated its second Food Safety and Quality Control Lab (FSQC Lab) in Lucknow.

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