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Rapidity of response not something to be played with - CFIA

Rapidity of response for a recall is not something ‘to be played with’ but evidence has to be solid, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

Food safety recall round-up 11-17 August 2017

Recalls: Norovirus, Clostridium botulinum and Salmonella

Food and beverage alerts were made by USA, England, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Finland, Sweden, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Netherlands and Denmark.

Food safety recall round-up 4-10 August 2017

Recalls: E. coli O26, cyanide and unauthorized additives

Food and beverage alerts were made by USA, Canada, New Zealand, Hong Kong, France, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Norway, Austria, Sweden, Netherlands and Denmark.

News in brief

Athletes at World Athletics Championships hit by gastro outbreak

A number of athletes at the London 2017 World Championships have been struck down with gastroenteritis.

Plus comments from PepsiCo, Kellogg, General Mills

ALP urges flexibility to achieve Listeria control

The Alliance for Listeriosis Prevention (ALP) has urged the FDA to give companies flexibility when looking to control Listeria monocytogenes that fits the level of risk in products and facilities.

News in brief

ANSES finds increased consumption of raw foods of animal origin

New consumer behaviours are potentially posing a greater risk to health, according to a survey on eating habits of the French population.

News in brief

Fake food poisoning claims subject to UK clampdown

The UK Government is to crackdown on fake sickness claims that it says could increase holiday costs.

Guest article

First Contact: Identifying Unexpected Contaminants in Food Contact Material using LC-HRMS

‘The accurate detection of migrating chemicals from food contact materials (FCM) into the food we eat is critical to ensure the safety of consumers.

Kraft on phthalates in macaroni and cheese: ‘Our products are safe for consumers to enjoy’

Traces of phthalates, a chemical found in food packaging and equipment, were detected in products of powdered macaroni and cheese mixes, according to a study by the Coalition for Safer...

Minebea Intec continues market development in Americas

Minebea Intec is to open a facility in Mexico to continue its market development in the Americas.

Food safety recall round-up 23-29 June 2017

Recalls: Listeria, Campylobacter and PAHs

Food and beverage alerts were made by USA, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Austria, Spain, Belgium, Croatia, Netherlands and Denmark.

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.

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