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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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Brewery sanitation: 5 tips for brewers looking to clean up their act

You’ve heard it before: the alcohol in the beer kills any germs. For a while now, this notion has been treated as being more or less adequate safeguarding for brewers...

Insects, a human nail and cigarette in food make list of advice line calls

A live insect in a packaged dessert; a human nail in a takeaway and a cigarette butt in a bag of chips were examples of calls to the Food Safety...

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Christeyns UK buys remaining stake in Klenzan

Christeyns UK has become the sole owner of Klenzan.

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CDC and Puritan develop kit for norovirus detection

Puritan Medical Products has released a swab and collection tube to detect and quantify human norovirus.

Three dead in Packaging Corporation of America paper mill explosion

Three men died and six workers were injured after an explosion at a paper mill owned by Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) on Wednesday (February 8).

Prenatal BPA exposure may lead to weight issues later in life: Mice study

A chemical normally used in the canned food industry has been found to interfere with the hormone that controls appetite, raising the prospect of increasing weight gain and obesity. 

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Frontier Co-op joins Alliance for Advanced Sanitation

Frontier Co-op has joined the Alliance for Advanced Sanitation.

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'Just because it hasn’t doesn’t mean it can’t' - WHO on avian influenza

Vigilance on avian influenza has been urged by the World Health Organization (WHO) which said just because there are no human cases in European countries so far does not mean...

Infuser and partners to scale-up disinfection technology

Infuser has started a project to scale-up disinfection technology to boost food safety for industry.

Scrutiny of hygienic processing practices has intensified - Bühler

It has never been more important for food processors to have hygienic equipment, according to Bühler.

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Deb Group becomes SOFHT Supporting Company Member

Deb Group has upgraded its role in the Society of Food Hygiene and Technology (SOFHT) to Supporting Company Membership.

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