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UH team wins prize for food safety training system

A University of Houston (UH) team has won a competition to help bring smartphone/tablet based food safety training tools to commercialization.

dispatches from EHEDG Congress

Data potential and how to approach hygienic design at EHEDG

Mondelēz shared the consequences of hygienic design failings and Sealed Air explained how data could be used to achieve cleaning efficiencies at a recent congress.

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Best Sanitizers introduces hand soap

Best Sanitizers has added to its line of professional hand soaps.

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Nestlé emphasises hygienic design importance at EHEDG

Nestlé emphasised the importance of hygienic design while co-operation between EHEDG and GFSI was mooted during an industry conference.

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H5N8 risk for humans is ‘very low’ – ECDC

Avian flu virus poses a ‘very low’ risk to humans but given its evolving nature there is the potential of infection, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control...

Salmonella growth quickened by juices from damaged leaves

Juices from damaged leaves in bagged salad can increase Salmonella growth 2,400-fold over a control group, according to research.

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.

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Collaborative efforts needed to tackle foodborne diseases in developing countries - expert

Collaborative efforts are imperative to reduce incidence of foodborne diseases in developing countries, according to one expert.

WHO: Greater awareness needed around Toxoplasmosis

More awareness is needed in Europe about the risk factors for infection of Toxoplasma gondii, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Understanding the ABCs of ATP testing and key factors to consider

Every day food processors are forced to make the high-risk decision to begin production and one key factor is effectiveness of the most recent cleaning and sanitation of their manufacturing...

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‘We are entering yellow in traffic light of risk management’ - Ecolab

Managing risk and communicating that to consumers are issues the food industry is going to be facing more in the future, according to Ecolab.

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Independent approvals offer confirmation diagnostics work as planned – Neogen

Neogen Corporation has received approval from the AOAC Research Institute for its AccuPoint Advanced ATP Sanitation Monitoring System.

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Ozo Innovations eyes expansion for electrolysed water tech

Ozo Innovations has moved to larger premises and plans to double in size in the next six months.

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RGF: Sanitation tunnels going to the US Embassy in Baghdad

Three sanitation tunnels from RGF Environmental Group are going to the US Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq.

UV disinfection alternative to inactivate microorganisms - atg

The success of UV disinfection depends on the applied dose being sufficient to inactivate the target microorganisms, according to atg UV Technology.

Disinfection technology sterilises knives without water

UV Safe has developed a knife steriliser for meat producers without the use of water which delivers a 5 log kill in ten seconds.

Sealed Air to spin-off Diversey Care in 2017

Sealed Air is to spin-off Diversey Care and the related hygiene business by the second half of 2017.

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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TUV India completes food safety project

TUV India has completed a project to improve food safety hygiene and product quality in the Indian food processing sector.

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Best Sanitizers puts the boot into sanitation with scrubber series

Best Sanitizers has launched boot scrubber equipment to support footwear sanitation.

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Coca Cola turns to ESG for advanced ozone water treatment technology

‘Over the last 15 years, Coca-Cola HBC Ireland and Northern Ireland, one of the largest bottlers in the country, has benefited from advanced ozone water treatment technology, installed and maintained...

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Comet Group starts work on HQ expansion

Comet Group has started work on expanding its HQ which will create 20,000 square meters of additional production space by mid-2018 and 250 more jobs.  

Dairies could slash cleaning costs with AI cleaning system

The University of Nottingham in the UK is developing an artificially-intelligent (AI) sensor system to clean food manufacturing equipment more precisely.

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Astell Scientific unveils updated autoclave range

Astell Scientific has launched a range of autoclaves with improved look, operation and functionality.

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.

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