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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.

NSF strengthens EU lab network

NSF International has completed the acquisition of a food safety and water testing firm to strengthen its laboratory network and services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

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Takeaway fined over mislabelled meat and nut dishes

A UK takeaway owner has been fined £2,000 and ordered to pay £200 in costs after admitting selling dishes labelled as containing lamb and almonds which were actually mutton and peanuts.

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Carlisle Companies acquires San Jamar

Carlisle Companies has acquired a provider of dispensing systems and food safety products for foodservice and hygiene applications.

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2017 will be ‘breakout’ year for SDC-based tech adoption – PURE Bioscience

Food safety challenges this year will include persistent outbreaks and recalls and increasing US Department of Justice (DOJ) scrutiny, according to PURE Bioscience.

New food safety and hygiene course for drinks manufacturers

Appetite Learning has launched a new course, Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene for Drinks Manufacturers, a course specifically tailored to the beverage industry.

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Biofilm tech wins CTAQ award

Technology that can potentially detect and destroy biofilms on surfaces in food processing plants has been recognised by CTAQ.

Malvern and PANalytical to merge and Neogen buys Quat-Chem

Two Spectris companies are to merge, Neogen has made an acquisition and Q Laboratories has expanded its microbial identification capabilities.

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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.

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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.

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