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Lock Inspection Systems high frequency metal detector has enabled EHL Ingredients to meet BRC standards.
Russia is moving to ban US meat imports in the row over instances of contamination with ractopamine, a growth promoting chemical banned in Russia, with more contaminated consignments detected....
Thermo Fisher Scientific could be lining up a bid for Life Technologies, according to Reuters who cited three unnamed sources.
Listeria is the suspected cause of two recalls of fish and vegetable products across the US and Canada.
Eurofins has bought Dutch food testing centre Laboratorium Zeeuws-Vlaanderen (LZV) in a move that shores up its food and feed testing prowess in The Netherlands.
Produce was linked to almost 50% of foodborne illnesses and poultry to more deaths than any other commodity over a decade, according to a US Centers for Disease Control and...
The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is urging employers to protect workers from the potentially fatal effects of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Public concerns about nanotechnology in food processing highlight important areas for further research, according to a US paper just published in the journal Nanobiotechnology.
A fresh produce firm claims its adoption of an automated water jet machine for topping and tailing celery has enabled it to extend the shelf life of the product.
Foodborne disease outbreaks led to more than 1,500 outbreaks and 23 deaths in two years, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has resolved violations with four Guam companies, including Pepsi Cola Bottling Co., for their failure to report the amount of diesel fuel and other...
Food chain contaminant tributyltin (TBT) causes transgenerational obesity in mice, according to researchers in California, suggesting it could raise similar concerns to Bisphenol A (BPA).
Iceland needs to remedy potential shortcomings in its import control system and checks of products from animal origin, according to a European Free Trade Association (EFTA) report.
Manufacturers can test the Listeria-killing potential of heat treatments in factories by using the enzyme amylase to simulate the behavior of the pathogen, scientists have discovered.
Specialty Food Ingredients (SFI) has received 5 log validation for its steam pasteurization system on certain products.
ABP Food Group has stressed that the horse meat identified in beef burgers, which has been found to come from Poland, did not come from its plant in the country as the...
A move by a Californian public health agency to list bisphenol A (BPA) as a developmental toxicant has been called “scientifically unjustified” by the American Chemistry Council (ACC).
Jouni Meats has recalled ground beef products and Stallings Head Cheese Co., are withdrawing hog head cheese due to salmonella contamination.
Parmalat Canada has been handed fines totalling CAD $120,000 for violations that resulted in a worker suffering first and second degree burns while attempting to sanitise a piping system.
After BeverageDaily.com published a story from a US pressure group this morning alleging that high US bottled water consumption had a hidden cost, we received the following response from the...
The European Federation of Bottled Water (EFBW) strongly denies that bottled water has hidden costs for human health and the environment, after a US pressure group urged consumers to kick...
The sale and use of dicyandiamide (DCD) has been brought to a halt in New Zealand after low levels of the substance were discovered in samples of dairy products from...
Xylem has received a €120m loan for research, development and innovation activities in the water industry.
Seafood, clouding agents and lemon juice are the latest categories targeted by food fraudsters flagged up by the US Pharmacopeial (USP) Convention’s Food Fraud Database.
Mettler-Toledo has launched a high speed moisture analyser, which can be used on the factory floor as well as in a lab.
Rana Meat Solutions has been cited by OSHA for exposing workers to ammonia hazards during a plant refit last year.
The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has confirmed its intention to prosecute department store Selfridges over its decision to install raw cow milk-dispensing vending machines at stores in 2011.
C & H Meat Company has recalled almost 80,000 pounds of marinated pork and chicken products as they contain monosodium glutamate (MSG) which is not declared on the label.
Alchemy Systems has said that its acquisition by a private equity group will allow the firm to expand its training platform and enter new markets.
Two separate product recalls due to possible metal contamination have been attributed to machinery failure, according to the two firms involved.
FOSS is engaged in a 15m kroner research project focusing on developing a much brighter form of infrared light for routine analysis in food and feed production.
The owners of Meads Bakery in the UK have been banned from any future in food after persistent hygiene violations including pest infestations, mold and dead mice but a local...
US software firm CAT Squared has partnered Janam Technologies to launch food safety data analysis software that can be used with a handheld mobile device for added convenience.
A range of cakes and confectionery has been recalled by the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) due to mold, expired ‘best before’ dates and contamination due to a rat infestation...
The European Commission (EC) has said public perception of risk in the food supply chain is a challenge for future food safety policymaking in Europe, as it reflects on the...
Legislation and mass poultry vaccination programmes have led to a decline in salmonella cases since the 1990s according to a UK-based researcher.
The Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera) and Waters Corporation have partnered to open a food safety training facility today (Tuesday).
Decontamination procedures are vital in the war against germ transmission in the meat supply chain, although they are no substitute for a comprehensive health and safety policy.
Dole Fresh Vegetables has partnered with SafetyChain Software to prepare for the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA).
Australian researchers have claimed a breakthrough that will allow them to use DNA amplification on “microspheres” to rapidly detect and identify large numbers of different bacteria at once.
The US state of Maine is a step away from banning the use of food contact material bisphenol-A (BPA) in infant formula cans and baby food jars and lids.
Healthy cattle slaughtered above eight years of age should continue to be tested for BSE in Germany, according to a German food safety watchdog.
A listeria outbreak from cheese in Australia has been linked to the death of two people and has led to 18 cases nationally.
ABP Food Group has temporarily closed its Silvercrest Plant in Ireland in response to the ongoing investigation into horse meat found in frozen beef burgers.
Food testing continued its positive momentum delivering double-digit growth with particularly strong market share in South America and Asia, according to SGS.
ATS Labs has acquired Microcheck adding that the deal strengthens their microbiology services to sterile and non-sterile manufacturing operations.
ABP Food Group has vowed to step up DNA testing after UK and Irish beef burger meat from subsidiaries Dalepak Hambleton and Silvercrest Foods was found to contain horse meat.
Progressive Gourmet has been hit with more than $73,400 worth in proposed fines after an investigation following employee complaints found energy control, ammonia and other hazard violations.
Seal integrity and taste preservation are some of the topics driving the global development of modified atmosphere packaging (MAP), according to Bosch Packaging Technology.
Food quality, a wide product range and product reliability are the three most important things to win customer loyalty, according to a survey.
The UK Food Standards Authority (FSA) has been notified of three cattle aged over 72 months entering the food chain without being tested for BSE.
The processed meats industry in the UK and Ireland is likely to see sales fall after the Food Standards Authority of Ireland (FSAI) found many supermarket beef burgers were contaminated...
Scientists have developed a highly sensitive method of detecting the food contact material bisphenol-A (BPA) in food and water.
The high level of mycotoxin contamination in Indian cereals must be addressed with improved monitoring and maximum levels for contamination set, a new study says.
Having foods and ingredients approved by Jewish rabbis may not seem a matter that would of great importance to non-Jewish food and supplement manufacturers – not so.
Canadian officials have identified shredded lettuce as the likely source of an E.coli outbreak which has sickened at least 26 people.
Neogen Corporation has received a matrix extension to cover foods in the bakery, confectionery and dairy industry for one of its salmonella detection methods.
The severing of a woman’s fingertip at King Asia Foods in Doncaster would not have happened if the firm had not modified a hopper guard and adequately communicated procedures for...
The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued a second updated alert on two varieties of tofu due to Bacillus Cereus.
Scientists have disputed a study associating food contact material Bisphenol A (BPA) consumption to higher risk of heart and kidney disease in children and adolescents.
The Coca-Cola Company has confirmed that it has filed a police report in China targeting recent internet hoax rumors that its orange juice contains an illegal fungicide, and will pursue...
The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has updated compliance guidance for Lebanon Bologna after an outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 in the product in 2011....
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has opened a public consultation on its safety assessment of aspartame and has found no safety concern at current intake levels, following studies that...
Eurofins is exploring the bakery industry as well as food that uses herb and spices for its mass spectrometry allergen detection method.
The boss of AquaBounty Technologies - which has spent years waiting for the FDA to decide whether to approve its genetically engineered (GE) salmon - says the tortuous process “has...
Germs from food of non-animal origin (FoNAO) were responsible for almost half the number of deaths caused by food-transmitted pathogens, according to European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) analysis.
The US National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection (NACMPI) is to host a public meeting next week.
Ecolab has predicted “another strong year” despite continued soft economic and market trends.
Listeria monocytogenes contamination continues to drive a wave of US smoked salmon recalls.
The Health & Safety Laboratory has created a simulated vomiting system, dubbed “Vomiting Larry”, to study the extent of contamination from Norovirus.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is to create 16 centres with specific expertise to provide industry and inspectors with better access to expert advice.
News that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finally unveiled two long-awaited proposed rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) has been welcomed by food safety experts, although...
The sale of algae supplements containing A. flos-aquae is ‘highly questionable’ warn researchers, as they identify toxins in every commercially available product in Germany.
Reading Scientific Services Ltd (RSSL) has invested in its microscopy facilities to introduce a service for identifying foreign bodies in food.
Eagle Product Inspection has partnered with a Brazilian machinery distributor as forecasted foreign demand is expected to boost the country’s food exports.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has sent a warning letter to the farm at the centre of a salmonella outbreak that led to three deaths and sickened more...
Consumers may be at risk of exceeding recommended consumption levels for methylmercury and inorganic mercury, according to evidence considered by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
An E.coli investigation in Canada has ended with no identified source and Sunland Inc., has had its food facility registration restored after its peanuts were linked to salmonella, in this...
Norovirus cases have risen 72% from this time last year, according to the UK Health Protection Agency (HPA).
Rosina Food Products Inc. has been handed proposed penalties of almost $55,000 for serious hazards at its West Seneca, New York plant.
Eriez has unveiled its latest x-ray product inspection system to provide protection for packaging applications.
A new real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) system offers a “promising method” for testing for shiga toxin-producing E.coli (STEC) in food samples, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA)....
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