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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.

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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.

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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.

Brazil reacts after beef scandal

The Brazilian government is to accelerate audits of 21 meatpacking plants as part of a police investigation into alleged corruption and tainted beef.

University of Bristol 3-year study results

4 in 5 cases of Campylobacter poisoning in the UK come from contaminated poultry

The School of Veterinary Science at the University of Bristol has published the results from a 3-year study of factors influencing campylobacters in chicken broiler houses.

First ever antibacterial metal surfaces to be trialed in dairy

A European team of researchers led by the University of Parma, is developing what it claims is the first ever fluid‐repellent, antibacterial metal surfaces in the food and beverage industry....

Dried surrogate bacteria could help with process validation, FSMA compliance

A new validation technique using dried surrogate bacteria that could help companies come into compliance with new FSMA requirements has been developed by French company Novolyze.

Hygiena completes acquisition of DuPont Diagnostics

Hygiena has completed its acquisition of DuPont Diagnostics, the global food safety diagnostics business of DuPont for an undisclosed sum.

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3M Petrifilm Rapid Aerobic Count Plates certified for dairy

3M Food Safety’s 3M Petrifilm Rapid Aerobic Count Plates have received the European collective mark NF Validation by AFNOR.

How to stay on top of Bird flu outbreak government restrictions

Farmers and food producers need to stay up-to-date on current legislation after UK government restrictions to tackle an outbreak of bird flu were extended to protect the food chain, says...

FSA sets out approach to publish meat and dairy hygiene datasets

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is seeking comments on an approach to publishing datasets relating to meat and dairy hygiene.

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Ozo wants to make effective hygiene simpler to achieve

Ozo Innovations has launched a single step cleaning and disinfection system which it claims will make food factory hygiene more robust and sustainable.

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