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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.

ECDC assesses public health risk for Olympic Games in Brazil

Visitors to the Olympics and Paralympics Summer Games in Rio, Brazil will be most at risk of gastrointestinal illness and vector-borne infections, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention...

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The growing need for certified food safety professionals

The food industry depends on a variety of fresh foods to keep their supply chains moving.

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Ecolab creates Latin America HQ and 50 jobs

Ecolab will establish a Latin America regional headquarters in Florida creating 50 jobs.

Bean sprout warning reinstated after Salmonella findings

South Australian health authorities have re-issued a warning on mung bean sprouts almost a month after saying they were safe to eat.

Veggie burger products ‘problematic’ in Clear Labs’ analysis

Clear Labs has found rat and human DNA, substitution and pathogens in its latest round of testing with vegetable burger products particularly problematic.

NSF helps EU commercial food equipment market verify HACCP compliance

NSF International has launched a HACCP compliance verification service for the European Union commercial food equipment market.

$6.87m penalty for allegedly violating cleanup operation

Schneider Electric to pay biggest Superfund penalty in EPA history

The US Justice Department, EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has confirmed Schneider Electric USA will pay a $6.87m penalty for allegedly violating a...

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Supply chain communication ‘the basics’ for allergen control – General Mills

Communication in the supply chain is ‘the basics’ when dealing with potential allergens, according to the European external quality manager at General Mills.

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