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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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Massey University hopes novel tech will put it on the MAPs (or MATs)

Massey University is mulling the creation of a centre based around a novel food processing technology.

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African countries improve food safety through Codex

Three southern African countries have strengthened food safety through a 12 month project funded by FAO.

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Kraft Heinz recalls Lunchables due to undeclared allergens

Kraft Heinz is recalling one of its Lunchables products as it contains wheat and soy which are not declared on the label.

Authorities and industry must take measures on food fraud - Consumentenbond

Governments and industry should take measures to combat food fraud, according to Consumentenbond, after the group found authenticity issues in Dutch products.

Food safety recall round-up 1- 6 October 2016

Recalls: Fermentation, rubber and pathogens

Food recalls and alerts for the first week of October have been notified by England, Ireland, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Canada, USA, Norway, Sweden, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium and Denmark.

Research round-up: Cleaning system, MRSA concerns and machine learning

We have collected below the highlights from recent research relevant to food safety and quality control.

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Officials find ham and cheese pizza with no ham or cheese

A cheese and ham pizza that contained neither cheese nor ham has been found by officials in Warwickshire.

FDA action against fish and soup firms for food safety concerns

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken action in two different cases over food safety concerns.

Food safety recall round-up 2-15 September 2016

Recalls: Allergens, plastic and pathogens

Food recalls and alerts for the start of September have been notified by England, Ireland, Hong Kong, Finland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Norway, Malta, Sweden, Belgium...

Micreos positive on EFSA Listex opinion

Micreos has said it is ‘very positive’ following a European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) opinion on its technology for Listeria monocytogenes in Ready to Eat (RTE) foods.

Majority trust inspectors to make food safe - survey

Almost 70% of people trust food inspectors “a great deal” or “quite a lot” to make sure food is safe, according to a survey.

One in four Hong Kong soy sauces found to contain traces of carcinogen

More than a quarter of soy sauce brands tested by the Hong Kong Consumer Council have been found to contain a possibly carcinogenic compound, while a similar number failed to...

Food safety recall round-up 20-28 July 2016

Recalls: Quality issues, Listeria and cleaning residue

Food recalls, issues and alerts for a week in July came from England, USA, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Belgium/Luxembourg, Germany, Austria, Norway, Iceland, Sweden, Finland, Netherlands and Denmark.

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