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Difficulties in detecting and quantifying allergens identified

Difficulties for labs in detecting and quantifying allergens have been looked at by researchers using ultra-high performance liquid chromatography coupled to tandem MS (UHPLC-MS/MS).

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FSSC 22000 launches version 4.1

FSSC 22000 has launched version 4.1 of its food safety and quality management system certification scheme.

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ALP urges flexibility to achieve Listeria control

The Alliance for Listeriosis Prevention (ALP) has urged the FDA to give companies flexibility when looking to control Listeria monocytogenes that fits the level of risk in products and facilities.

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MoU signed and CDB funding for Grenada

A trilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed while Grenada has received funding to boost food safety in the produce sector.

Ambrosus looks at blockchain-based platform to improve supply chain

Ambrosus has launched plans for a blockchain-based platform to overcome ‘deficiencies and challenges’ in the food supply chain.

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Intralytix: Investment allows us to expand phage production

Intralytix has received $17.5m in equity funding from Lesaffre to create a series of novel bacteriophage-based products.

Chlorine-rinsed chicken ruffles feathers ahead of trade talks

The British Poultry Council has urged the Government to show confidence in on-farm food safety standards ahead of trade talks between the US and the UK.

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Bühler helps Blåtand’s berry business

Blåtand has invested in optical sorting technology from Bühler as it gears up for growth and expansion into new markets.

Minebea Intec continues market development in Americas

Minebea Intec is to open a facility in Mexico to continue its market development in the Americas.

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Germany donates €150,000 to boost food safety in developing countries

Germany has donated €150,000 to support food safety, animal/plant health standards and trade.

EFSA wants input into approach for BPA re-evaluation

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has called for feedback on its approach to evaluate the toxicity of bisphenol A (BPA).

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Fish smokehouse shut due to Listeria findings

A fish smokehouse has been temporarily shut down after findings of Listeria.

One in 10 allergenic ingredients not correctly labelled – study

Undeclared milk in chocolate and bakery products was the most frequently found allergen during a control in the Nordic countries.

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Congressman calls for food safety boost at border

Congressman Henry Cuellar has urged agencies to work with local governments at high-volume ports of entry to reduce the risk of foodborne illnesses.

Consumers willing to pay premium for safety - TÜV SÜD

Consumers want safer products and are willing to pay more for them, according to a TÜV SÜD survey.

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Canada supports developing countries with food safety

Canada has donated CAD $200,000 to help developing countries comply with international food safety, animal and plant health standards.

BSI brings visibility to supply chain

BSI Supply Chain Services and Solutions has released food safety and fraud intelligence and assessment modules to help industry mitigate potential threats that could affect customers, their brand and bottom...

Macb investigating quality issue in flavoured water

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

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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).

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.

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