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Charm Sciences gets award from USDA

Charm Sciences has received the 2017 Small Business Contractor of the Year award from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Macb investigating quality issue in flavoured water

Consumers have been urged not to drink macb flavoured water due to a ‘quality issue’.

USDA proposes to allow cooked chicken from China

A proposed rule to allow China to export cooked chicken from poultry slaughtered in the country to the US has been described as a ‘slap in the face to American...

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NSF International opens Colombian office to meet demand

NSF International has opened an office in Colombia to meet growing demand for auditing, certification and training services in the country. 

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Lupin added to mandatory allergen labelling list

Lupin has been added to the required list of allergens that have to be declared on labels in Australia and New Zealand.

Half of chickens positive for Campylobacter – FSA survey

Less than half of chicken skin samples tested positive for Campylobacter at any level, according to UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) figures.

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Smithfield Foods automates environmental monitoring program

Smithfield Foods is using Sample6 Control software to automate its Listeria environmental monitoring program.

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ISO 22000 revision reaches DIS stage

Revision for ISO 22000 on food safety management systems has reached Draft International Standard (DIS) stage.

Fish and chicken associated with most outbreaks

Fish and chicken remain the two categories associated with the most foodborne outbreaks, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Neogen launches sesame allergen test kit

Neogen Corporation has expanded its line of food allergen kits to include a test for sesame.

Cott: UV systems provide us with insurance before bottling

Cott Beverages is using Hanovia UV disinfection technology to treat process water used in the production process.

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FSSAI and GFSP urge food safety investment in Asia

Public and private sectors across South Asia have signalled their intent to support increased investment in food safety.

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AsiaInspection expands Latin American presence

AsiaInspection has acquired GOAL for an undisclosed sum to expand its footprint in Latin America.

'Poultry farms are not operating theatres' – chair of Campylobacter group

Development of a bio-security protocol for growers, new post-harvest interventions, educating consumers and enhanced surveillance were areas identified by a group put together to reduce Campylobacter risk.

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Detection Technology expands production capacity to meet demand

Detection Technology has completed the expansion of its Beijing factory saying it will increase production capacity to meet medium term demand and enable more flexibility for volume and product mix...

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FSNS donation supports Colorado State University renovation

Food Safety Net Services (FSNS) has donated $175,000 to Colorado State University’s (CSU) Department of Animal Sciences.

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EFSA to contribute funds for allergen project

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has called for projects related to detection and quantification of allergens in foods.

FSANZ stresses importance of accurate allergen labelling

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has launched a month-long campaign to remind businesses about getting allergen labelling right and the consequences of mistakes.

Dispatches from GFSI 2017 in Houston

Regulators can use certification as element of risk assessment - GFSI

Audits and certificates give confidence that the systems are working as they are designed to, according to the chair of the GFSI board of directors.

Campylobacter and Salmonella reduction focus for Aus and NZ

Australia and New Zealand have targeted the reduction of foodborne illness, particularly Campylobacter and Salmonella, during a meeting on food regulation.

Dispatches from GFSI 2017 in Houston

GFSI on SENASICA, benchmarking requirements and Africa

The chair of the GFSI board of directors has told FoodQualityNews about partnering with a Mexican agency, updated benchmarking requirements and progress on the global markets programme.

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Errington Cheese wins right to see E. coli evidence

Errington Cheese has won the right to see evidence linking one of its products to an E. coli outbreak last summer.

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Increased certification, risk and compliance demand – SAI Global

SAI Global has opened an office in Singapore citing increased demand for certification, risk and compliance services.

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Kaida chooses Tomra equipment for potato processing plant

Kaida has invested in two agricultural product processing plants which will feature Tomra’s steam peeling and optical sorting machines.

Dispatches from GFSI 2017 in Houston

Tetra Pak goes digital for quality issue resolution

Tetra Pak is using advanced analytics to predict potential problems instead of reacting to them.

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