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A new strain of a bacterial pathogen that has contaminated seafood and sickened shellfish consumers has been identified by researchers.
Applied Food Technologies (AFT) has set its sights on seafood species identification and verification to help combat fish fraud.
Additive overuse and microbial contamination were behind almost two-thirds of all food-safety issues in China last year, while less than 1% of infant formula failed to meet national standards.
A sampling project targeting ‘plastic rice’ by Trading Standards in a UK city has found no examples of the fake product.
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.
Campden BRI is to manage membership of a network created to share intelligence on food authenticity.
President Xi Jinping said that China could not be too rigorous in promoting food safety, as the government set out its plans to impose “the strictest supervision” and increase penalties...
From lab technology to food fraud, FoodQualityNews’ 2017 editorial calendar of special editions will zone in on areas that impact the global food safety and quality market.
Eurofins Scientific has acquired ASL Análises Ambientais (ASL) to become one of the largest environmental testing service providers in Brazil.
Criminals operating in the UK’s food chain are “home grown” and unlikely to be involved in organised crime, according to the head of the country’s food crime unit (FCU)....
This year has not had one dominate theme like some others but it has been no less important for the food safety and quality control landscape.
Taiwanese legislators have given their backing for an agency to regulate the use of chemical additives and toxic substances in food processing.
Spencers is to have one sample of its oregano tested annually for three years by an internationally accredited lab to address adulteration concerns.
SGS has acquired a 70% stake in a firm which specialises in molecular biology and DNA sequencing services in the food sector.
A program to make the US seafood supply chain more traceable has been finalised by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS).
Italy featured in four of six articles highlighted in a monthly report on food fraud and authenticity by the Joint Research Centre (JRC).
Brands cannot afford to underestimate the risk of online counterfeiting, according to NetNames.
An olive oil expert has warned the 2016/17 harvest will be ‘much worse’ compared to last year.
Thin Film Electronics is running trials with Italian olive oil brands based on its Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology.
Molecular biology approaches that target DNA are being increasingly used for geographical traceability due to their speed, accuracy and reliability, according to review.
Alcohol featured heavily in the second monthly report on food fraud and authenticity by the Joint Research Centre (JRC).
Aldi and Menora must regularly test to prove products labelled as 'oregano' are what they say they are, following action from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).
Industry should think wider than just known issues related to products or ingredients when it comes to fraud, according to an organization representing the environmental health profession.
A member of the EU-funded FOODINTEGRITY project will speak at a symposium in Italy next year.