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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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Fore! Golf ball pieces prompt McCain Foods recall

McCain Foods USA has recalled hash browns that may be contaminated with golf ball materials.

Dispatches from GFSI 2017 in Houston

Rentokil: Data must be tailored to pest risk and environment

Using connected devices to help mitigate risk in pest management is a critical part of food safety, according to Rentokil Initial.

HACCP a ‘foundational pillar’ of safety and quality management system – Coca Cola

HACCP requirements and documentation are ‘foundational pillars’ of the food safety and quality management system, according to an expert at Coca-Cola HBC.

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Ecolab: Consumer demand changing potential hazards

Consumer demand for all types of food year-round is changing the nature of the hazards and controls, according to Ecolab.

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Certification programme achieves government recognition

CanadaGAP has received full government recognition.

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Blockchain can transform traceability - Bureau Veritas

Blockchain technology has the potential to change the traditional audit and certification industry, according to Bureau Veritas.

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Dead bat in packaged Fresh Express salad sold at Walmart

Fresh Express has recalled salad sold at Walmart after a dead bat was found in a package.

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SQFI launches edition 8 of SQF Code

The Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI) has launched version 8 of the SQF Code.

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A look at the inspection market ahead of Interpack

The global inspection machines market will reach $396.4m by 2021, according to MarketsandMarkets.

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Detection of density: The metal can files

Metal cans are more challenging to inspect than low-density containers because the packaging presents a higher density to the x-rays.

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Primary challenge for poultry processors is detecting bones

Poultry is processed in one of the harshest environments in the industry and as global appetites increase so do the food safety expectations of regulators, retailers and consumers.

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Researchers develop novel food inspection system

An ultra-low field (ULF) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system using a high-temperature superconducting quantum interference device (HTS-SQUID) for food inspection has been tested by researchers.

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MultiX targets international expansion

MultiX has raised €3.5m to launch production and push ahead with international expansion.

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Endress+Hauser strengthens quality measurement portfolio

Endress+Hauser has acquired SensAction for an undisclosed amount to strengthen its quality measurement portfolio.

Coca-Cola investigating ‘human waste’ claims

An investigation has been launched after reported findings of ‘human waste’ in Coca-Cola cans in a factory in Northern Ireland.

R-Biopharm to develop improved ELISA method to detect allergens

R-Biopharm is developing an improved ELISA method to detect food allergens as part of a project with two universities.

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BfR to work more with Portuguese-speaking agencies

The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) in Germany is to increase cooperation with Portuguese-speaking countries.

FSA: Trials show industry data can be used to assess compliance

More work is needed to see how private sector audit data could provide assurance businesses are complying with food law, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

EU wants comments on Campylobacter draft regulation

The European Commission has called for feedback on draft regulation to control Campylobacter during the production of chicken meat in slaughterhouses.

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The Global Food Safety Conference: Reaction on Twitter

From partnerships with governments, discussions on a 'G30' of food safety to the insistence food safety is not a competitive differentiator; GFSI had it all.

Sales of APAC bakery & confectionery product inspection tech to grow 6.5% by 2025

The global outlook for bakery and confectionery product inspection technology sales will see steady growth up to 2025 with Asia Pacific (APAC) remaining the largest market.

Irradiated ground beef approved in Canada

Canada will permit the sale of fresh and frozen raw ground beef treated with irradiation.

Kreyenborg introduces infrared germ reduction technology

Kreyenborg Plant Technology has developed an infrared machine that destroys germs in dried foodstuffs that require gentle treatment, such as tea, spices, dried herbs, nuts, kernels and seeds.

More ESBL exposure through raw or undercooked beef - RIVM

Dutch consumers are exposed to Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase (ESBL)-producing E. coli bacteria through eating beef more than chicken, according to estimations.

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