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Mettler Toledo Safeline is helping food and drink manufacturers clamp down on glass contamination with the introduction of an x-ray machine specifically designed to root it out in glass jars.
Elektron Technology has launched a wireless food safety monitoring system to help reduce foodborne illness.
The first ever structured benchmark of the world’s leading food companies suggests that farm animal welfare is not being properly managed and reported by the food industry.
The horse meat controversy has rocked Europe and even spread as far as Hong Kong with firms including Nestlé, Ikea and Findus all finding horse DNA in their products.
Honey fraud has spurred US authorities to intensify efforts to crack down on such activities.
Sales of frozen burgers have plunged by 43% amid a consumer confidence crisis brought on by the on-going horse meat scandal.
Donkey, goat and water buffalo have been found unlabelled in meat products in South Africa raising “significant concern” on the functioning of the supply chain, according to a study.
A total plant assurance approach has enabled Ecolab to win new business and offset slow conditions in the beverage and protein markets.
Scientists from across the globe have questioned the conclusions of an ‘in vitro’ US study on rats, mice and humans that claims bisphenol A (BPA) may cause brain damage.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has outlined their concerns of cantaloupes being susceptible to listeria monocytogenes in a letter sent to industry.
Nestle has dropped a second, Spanish supplier in connection with discovering the presence of horse DNA in samples taken from chilled pasta products.
A US flour and grain blend recall has hit major brands including Frito-Lay and Mondelez and forced widespread precautionary recalls on snacks, cereal and biscuit products.
Arla Foods has initiated a recall in Canada for an imported brand of gorgonzola cheese over concerns the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has entered into a consent decree of permanent injunction with a sprout producer due to unsanitary conditions.
Recent breakthroughs in pathogen detection include a new rapid polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method from Thermo Fisher Scientific and quicker and a more accurate way to pinpoint types of microbes.
A retired meat inspector has called the audit system a “disgrace” and said it is in need of a “total review” in evidence given to a UK government committee dealing...
The Netherlands has turned away a shipment of E.coli-contaminated beef from Brazil just days after an unconnected major beef-related E.coli scare began in Canada.
Powerful antifungal compounds produced from linoleic acid found in bread flour are the key reason for sourdough bread’s mould resistant properties, and have potential to be used in a host...
Four former officials of the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) have been indicted on charges relating to the contamination of peanuts with salmonella in 2009, according to the US Justice Department....
Thermo Fisher Scientific has launched a pathogen detection system that it claims delivers test efficiencies for food safety laboratories testing for common bacterial pathogens.
3M Food Safety’s Molecular Detection Assay Salmonella has received backing for different foods from AFNOR certification.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is trying to establish if there is a link between a current E.coli outbreak from burgers produced at the same facility it investigated in...
A UK confectionery manufacturer has been fined for safety breaches after a worker's hand was crushed in machinery, another case in which inadequate machine guard measures proved a factor.
A look at the latest food recalls from around the world this week...
Stonington Sea Products has been issued with a warning letter after an US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspection at their seafood facility in Maine.
The head of a UK charity has said “enough is enough” on the back of a UN report published yesterday calling for more research on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs).
Food processors seeking rapid solutions in the war against pathogens have access to a fresh weapon in the form of the DuPont BAX System for detecting Salmonella.
Kellogg has described its Special K Red Berries recall as “very small” as Bimbo Bakeries USA issues a broad voluntary recall on its core bread brands due to possible flexible wire contamination....
The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) is holding a meeting Thursday to discuss the horse meat controversy.
KB Natural Foods is recalling three batches of its own-label pre-packaged cashew nuts and almonds because of a rodent infestation.
Nestlé has become the latest company to be dragged in to the horse meat scandal with the firm recalling two products due to traces of horse DNA.
Texture analysis specialist Stable Micro Systems has launched a rice extrusion rig conforming to the newly-released International Standard (ISO 11747) for rice testing.
The Kellogg Company has issued a voluntary recall in the US on three sizes of its Special K Red Berries cereal packs due to the possible presence of glass fragments.
West Control Solutions has launched a range of temperature controllers for the plastic, packaging, drying and laboratory equipment markets.
Fears about food contact material anthraquinone’s carcinogenic properties have prompted Germany’s Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) to drop it from its recommended list for food packaging substances.
Regulatory limits on the levels of moulds and toxins present naturally in foods produced from grain crops should be expanded to include so-called ‘masked mycotoxins’, suggest researchers.
French meat processing firm Spanghero will be allowed to produce certain types of meat after the French government partially lifted its licence suspension.
AquaBounty Technologies - which has already spent years waiting for the FDA to decide whether to approve its genetically engineered (GE) salmon - will have to wait a little longer...
Chicken is the suspected source of an outbreak of salmonella that has sickened 124 people in 12 states.
Landes Foods has been hit with a $129,500 penalty after inspectors found a number of violations at their facility in Dallas.
Coca-Cola Amatil is recalling five Schweppes mixers because of possible glass contamination.
The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has revealed it has nearly a thousand more tests to conduct but so far has not found any new cases of horse meat in...
UL (Underwriters Laboratories Inc) has unveiled a food safety process validation service, which enables food manufacturers to ensure they comply with US Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) standards.
Demand for testing services due to the horse meat controversy has increased “several hundred percent” from all across Europe according to Eurofins.
A UK collaboration has secured £8.75m of funding to help businesses develop technologies for efficient agri-food systems.
Sealed Air Diversey is working on a project enabling beef processors to apply lactic acid as an anti-microbial to carcasses, following its approval for such use within the EU.
Fonterra Brands Australia is pulling batches of CalciYum yogurt from supermarket shelves across Australia over concerns that the product's “weakened” plastic cap could present a choking hazard.
Furloughing 6,000+ federal meat inspectors due to automatic budget cuts imposed under sequestration would effectively shut down the meat and poultry industry and violate the government’s legal obligation to keep...
Rapid diagnosis tools to identify germs on the production line are being developed by scientists at the Basque CIC microGUNE cooperative research centre.
AB SCIEX has responded to concerns about the presence of dicyandiamide (DCD) in New Zealand dairy products by unveiling a new laboratory method to test for the agricultural chemical.
A crisp manufacturer has been fined £8,000 and ordered to pay costs after a man lost his thumb in an unguarded machine at its factory in Crumlin, Newport, Wales.
EU ministers will hold a meeting in Brussels tomorrow (13 February) to take “whatever steps may be necessary” to address the implications of horse meat in beef products.
A Canadian beef slaughter plant has had its operating licence suspended by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is seeking comments on a draft risk assessment looking at reducing the risk of listeria from soft-ripened cheese.
Nestlé Prepared Foods has recalled two production codes of a variety of ravioli distributed nationwide as they may contain fragments of glass.
Food processors can zap harmful organisms in packaged products using plasma power, thanks to a method just discovered by scientists at Glasgow University in Scotland.
The Guelph Food Technology Centre (GFTC) said the merger with NSF International will enable it to export Canadian food safety knowledge worldwide.
The ongoing horse meat scandal in the UK and Ireland is very likely to prompt more and stricter legislation to ensure traceability, according to partner at UK law firm Roythornes...
The UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) has ordered all British companies to test their beef products after it found beef lasagne from Findus contained up to 100% horse meat.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has sent a warning letter to a seafood processing facility after an inspection found serious violations of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point...
Apparently, India’s food safety rules and regulations are just as stringent as those in other, more developed countries. And that’s according to a proper source, one who should know his...
The food and drink industry is tackling risks associated with volatile supply chains, such as recalls, through innovation, according to a joint research paper from Campden BRI and JLT Specialty....
Despite a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning that a sibutramine-laced ‘Brazilian Slimming Coffee’ may pose a 'significant risk' to some US consumers, the product is still widely available online.
A curtainless x-ray for lightweight products and a seal seam scanner are among the systems Multivac Marking & Inspection plans to launch at the IFFA meat industry show in Frankfurt.
Graphic Products has launched a food safety guide to help industry communicate safety and hygiene messages clearly.
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has once again extended the licencing and registration deadline for the country’s food business operators. In an embarrassing move by the...
Canada has developed a national biosecurity standard to help dairy producers protect the health of their herds.
A-Treat Bottling Co. has been cited with 14 repeat violations and fined almost $130,000 after an inspection by the US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Russia has extended its ban on US pork and beef imports to include turkey, in connection with the continued dispute over product contamination by the growth chemical ractopamine.
Human factors were the underlying causes of contamination and foodborne illness according to a review of incidents over a decade in China.
Increased variety within the bakery sector is putting pressure on quality and safety management and means flexible product inspection programs are needed, says a specialist.
The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) is holding an urgent meeting of retailers and suppliers today (Monday) following the discovery or pork DNA in halal meat supplied to prisons in England...
The EU has authorised the use of lactic acid for decontamination of bovine carcasses from this month, based on a European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) opinion in 2011.
Bakery manufacturers who want to differentiate themselves in a competitive market should consider communicating safety and quality efforts to consumers, a specialist says.
Green Hope LLC, doing business as Rosewood Products, has agreed to a permanent injunction after US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspectors found food safety violations at its facility.
European industry trade body FoodDrinkEurope has released guidance intended to harmonise management of food allergens in pre-packaged foods across the European food industry.
The food industry should urgently address food access, food safety and food waste as its core priorities, according to Sealed Air Corporation president and chief executive officer Jerome Peribere.
Studies tackling pathogens and contaminants, both organic and inorganic, are highlighted in the UK’s Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) list of 2013 research priorities.
Burger King has dropped supplier Silvercrest Foods as a beef patty supplier to its UK restaurants after it emerged that meat samples testing positive for horse DNA had come from...
Smart Fog has unveiled a range of non-wetting food safety solutions aimed at fruits, nuts and vegetables.
Thermo Fisher Scientific has added upgraded its X-ray source, drum motors and line configuration time on one of its detection systems.
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