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Need for know-how in hygienic engineering knows no borders - EHEDG

The European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group (EHEDG) will establish 20 new regional sections by 2020.

Danish project targets safer and expanded use of camel milk

A Danish development project is aiming to make African camel milk safer to drink and develop methods for further processing.

Neogen unveils AOAC-validated Campylobacter test

Neogen Corporation has developed an AOAC-validated test to detect Campylobacter.

3M helps keep lactic acid bacteria under control

3M Food Safety has launched a plate to monitor lactic acid bacteria levels in food products and manufacturing environments.

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Food safety reform subject of Georgian and Moldovan conference

Progress on food safety control systems and consumer protection was the subject of a conference in Georgia.

Society must support members with increasing role responsibility – SOFHT chair

The society must continue to support members who have ever increasing role responsibilities, according to the new chair of the Society of Food Hygiene and Technology (SOFHT).

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Detectamet introduces metal detectable cloth

Detectamet is offering a metal detectable cloth to reduce the chances of food being sent to market contaminated with pieces of cleaning cloth.

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Product recalls cause a ripple effect, says Wish Farms’ owner

Product recalls cause a ripple effect costing everyone from the farmer to the grocery store, according to the owner of Wish Farms.

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Sanitising system can improve food safety and quality - De Nora

De Nora has said its onsite sanitising system can help raise food safety standards in Asia.

3M hygiene monitoring system verifies surface cleanliness

3M Food Safety has launched an updated hygiene monitoring and management system.

Noodle and sprout producer shut due to unsanitary conditions

A Minnesota-based noodle and sprout producer has been ordered to stop operating in court.

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Sealed Air acquires Cleaning in Place specialist

Sealed Air Corporation has acquired Tampereen Teollsuussähkö (TTS-Ciptec).

Spoilage bacteria grow faster than pathogenic organisms, finds EFSA analysis

Spoilage bacteria grow faster than pathogenic bacteria in fresh beef, pork, lamb and poultry under the same conditions, according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

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Sentence for Quality Egg execs upheld

Jail sentences against two Quality Egg executives have been upheld in court after an appeal.

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Ecolab tables bid for Laboratoires Anios

Ecolab has made an undisclosed binding offer to acquire Laboratoires Anios from co-owners Bertrand and Thierry Letartre and private investment company Ardian

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USDA pressed on Salmonella testing accuracy

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been urged to revise pathogen testing protocols after a study found antimicrobials used as processing aids may lead to false-negative results.

Boost for Sri Lankan cinnamon industry

A joint project is helping cinnamon producers in Sri Lanka meet food safety and hygiene standards to boost export opportunities.

Codex agrees on Salmonella and parasite control guidelines

Guidelines for the control of Salmonella in beef and pork and on hygiene to control foodborne parasites were among the decisions taken during the first day of the Codex Alimentarius...

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Microbial test works a Charm, finds AOAC

Charm Sciences’ Peel Plate YM (Yeast and Mold) microbial test has received AOAC Research Institute approval.

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Food Standards Scotland unveils food safety campaign

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has launched a Summer BBQ food safety campaign to tackle Campylobacter.

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PURE Bioscience sets calendar year adoption targets

Goals for this year include completing the USDA approval process as a processing aid for raw poultry and testing PURE Control for beef and pork and file FCNs with the...

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Airborne pathogen monitoring system launched in US

Disinfection Services has brought an on-site airborne pathogen monitoring system to the US market.

Native American Enterprises stopped from producing FDA-regulated products

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken action against Native American Enterprises for what it called ‘repeated food safety violations’.

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Universitat de València establishes lab HQ in Cairo

The Universitat de València has inaugurated the headquarters of its Nutrition and Food Safety Observatory for the Developing World in Cairo, Egypt.

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State lab pays for violating hazardous waste laws

A state-run laboratory will pay a fine of $27,000 and spend $73,000 on equipment to settle claims that it violated state and federal hazardous waste laws at its facility in Augusta.

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