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Plastic or rubber-related recalls double – Detectamet

Recalls due to products contaminated with plastic or rubber more than doubled in the past 12 months, according to Detectamet.

UNISON: Survey shows people don’t want meat inspection changes

Nearly four out of five people believe meat inspections should remain the responsibility of government and the Food Standards Agency (FSA), according to UNISON.  

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From A to Z: FoodQualityNews editorial calendar 2017

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.

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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Detection Technology targets brand protection in food industry

Detection Technology has introduced a linear array detector targeting brand protection in the food industry.

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Food fraud prevention focus for FSSC 22000 version 4

FSSC 22000 has revealed version 4 of its international food safety and quality management system certification scheme.

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Loma to put more emphasis on convenience food market

Driven by busy ‘time poor’ lifestyles and an ageing population, the convenience market continues to flourish, according to Loma Systems which is putting more emphasis on the sector.

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ParTech updates food safety system

ParTech has released an updated version of its food safety system.

FDA warns against Apple Tree goat cheese due to Listeria

FDA has warned against eating a brand of goat cheese after an inspection identified Listeria monocytogenes in finished products and the production environment.

Milk powder seized due to food safety concerns

US Marshals have seized more than four million pounds of items made by Valley Milk Products due to Salmonella concerns.

Napasol AG acquires licensee Napasol North America

Napasol to start 3 projects in walnut industry

Switzerland-based Napasol AG has acquired its licensee Napasol North America (NNA) which commercializes pasteurization equipment to the nut, seeds, herbs and spices industry.

Future policy challenges: Global and local food; a weak EU and ‘phood’

Risk assessment, early warning for emerging hazards and official controls and inspections are areas where the EU legislative framework needs to be strengthened to deal with future issues, according to...

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France makes donation to aid WTO’s poorest members

France has donated €50,000 in 2016 to help the World Trade Organization’s (WTO’s) poorest members implement food safety, animal and plant health standards.

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Restaurant supplied with peanut powder labelled as almond

A London-based cash and carry that supplied peanut powder labelled as almond to a restaurant has been ordered to pay over £6,000 fines and costs.

LGC seals third deal in a month with BRC Global Standards acquisition

Private equity backed LGC has splashed the cash for the third time in a month to acquire BRC Global Standards.

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Food safety to feature at 2017 Process Expo

Process Expo and Food Safety Summit Conference & Expo have partnered to look at areas such as food safety.

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Certification and inspection firm to use FoodLogiQ platform

FoodLogiQ and WQS Food Verification have partnered to help companies respond to auditing and certification demands being driven by more regulatory and industry standards.

Safer fruit and veg target for Bangladesh project

Improving the safety of the Bangladeshi fruit and vegetable sector is the target of a SWITCH-Asia project which runs until the end of 2019.

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AFFI reveals food safety priorities

The American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) has set its sights on tackling Listeria monocytogenes (Lm).

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Markes International launches sorptive extraction technology

Markes International has launched a technology for high-capacity sorptive extraction of organic chemicals from liquids and solids.

WLGA slams proposed FSA food safety reform

Plans by the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) to reform food safety regulation have been slammed by councils in Wales.

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Anritsu and Peco InspX launch systems at Pack Expo

Anritsu and Peco InspX have launched product inspection systems at Pack Expo in Chicago.

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Wegmans upgrades to PAR Tech’s SureCheck Advantage system

Wegmans is to upgrade its’ existing SureCheck food safety system to SureCheck Advantage for all 95 stores.

NSF International boosts UK-based food safety team

NSF International has appointed two experts in its UK-based food safety operations.

BVL and JRC focus on early recognition of food crises

How data can be used for prevention, consumer perception of risk and early warning systems were highlighted in summary remarks by the president of the BVL.

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