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Ecolab takes advantage of consumer attention on food quality

Ecolab is planning to expand its food safety business from southern China to the northern part of the country.

Australia

Scientists trial charged-water irrigation system to boost food safety

Technology that allows vegetables to be cleaned with electrically charged water before harvest is being trialled in Australia.

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AFCO deal will create F&B business segment - Zep

Zep Inc is to purchase AFCO for an undisclosed amount with the deal expected to close in August.

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Bunzl targets growth in large and fragmented French market

Bunzl has made an undisclosed binding offer to acquire a group of businesses in France and has purchased a marketing services firm in the UK.

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Authenticate IS to give technical compliance insight as SOFHT member

Authenticate IS has joined The Society of Food Hygiene & Technology (SOFHT) as a Supporting Company Member. 

GE Bevpak water treatment targets beverage processing

GE Water & Process Technologies has launched Bevpak, a UF+RO (ultrafiltration and reverse osmosis) system which treats water for contaminants when producing beverages.

Tesco supply chain criticized in campylobacter chicken salad recall

Supermarket recalls thrust firms back into the spotlight and highlight inefficiencies amongst organizations and their supply chains, according to Crimson & Co.

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Pure Bioscience and Roka Bioscience partner

Pure Bioscience and Roka Bioscience have signed a two year non-exclusive supply agreement.

Norovirus research reveals knowledge gaps

Inadequate hand washing, using bare hands when preparing food and returning to work too early after being ill were some findings of work to prevent the spread of norovirus.

Software increases insight into sanitation programs - Neogen

Neogen Corporation has developed a software system that allows immediate access to sanitation test results.

AHPA urges EPA to revamp pesticide limits for botanicals

The American Herbal Products Association has urged federal regulators to revamp pesticide rules that unfairly impact minor crops that include many botanical commodities.

Center enables real-life training conditions - Ecolab

Ecolab has opened its first training center in Europe for its field team and customers.

Neogen launches raw pork detection test

Neogen has developed a test to detect raw pork in meat and environmental samples.

Dispatches from GFSI 2017 in Houston

Kimberly-Clark Professional addresses allergens and hand hygiene

Kimberly-Clark Professional has launched an industrial cloth and a system that uses behavioural science to improve worker hand hygiene.

Dispatches from GFSI 2017 in Houston

EHEDG looks to bring hygienic design knowledge to GFSI

EHEDG has told FoodQualityNews that it wants to establish a close co-operation with the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).

Industry searching for energy-saving and safe air decontamination - Potok

Companies in the food industry are searching for energy-saving and safe ways to do air decontamination, according to Potok Inter.

Consumer group ‘concerned’ about direction of food safety reforms

A consumer group has expressed concern that proposed food safety reforms could see more inspections carried out by third parties employed by businesses.

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Bright future for contract manufacturing – Best Sanitizers

Best Sanitizers is to expand its toll blending and private label contract manufacturing capabilities.

South Asia radius

Regulator orders food firms to do more to address consumer complaints

India’s food regulator has met with food companies and state inspectors to raise concerns over their response to consumer complaints mostly concerning packaging. 

International Paper resumes operations after digester explosion

International Paper has resumed operations at its Pensacola Mill in Cantonment, Florida, following a digester explosion.

Advances in wearable Smart Glasses will outpace handheld technology

By the end of the year, manufacturers will see ‘transformational’ wearable technology in the consumer market, which will overtake sales of handheld devices, says NSF International.

South Asia radius

Regulator turns to industry for food-safety partnerships

The Indian food regulator has been co-opting food companies to join it in a drive to improve levels of food safety and hygiene across India. 

Seized milk powder could be destroyed following court ruling

Some milk and buttermilk powder seized due to safety concerns months ago could be destroyed following a ruling in a US district court.

Sealed Air sells Diversey Care and food cleaning business for $3.2bn

Sealed Air is to sell Diversey Care and the food hygiene and cleaning business within its Food Care division to Bain Capital Private Equity for $3.2bn.

Dispatches from GFSI 2017 in Houston

Risk-based auditing using data could be future - Sealed Air

Using data to move to a risk-based auditing model could be the future, according to the global director of Diversey Consulting.

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