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For the third time of 2017 we run the lab gauntlet and analyse the data that relates to food safety and quality research.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has suspended the registration of a manufacturer of soy nut butter linked to an outbreak of E. coli O157.
Fraunhofer is to open a site in Ireland to focus on microfluidic “lab-on-a-chip” technologies.
Food recalls have been made by USA, England, Ireland, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Netherlands, Luxembourg and Denmark.
By the end of the year, manufacturers will see ‘transformational’ wearable technology in the consumer market, which will overtake sales of handheld devices, says NSF International.
E. coli O121 has sickened 25 people in Canada with a link to flour.
A report into an E. coli O157 outbreak in Scotland has reiterated Dunsyre Blue as the source while Errington Cheese has insisted there is no microbiological evidence for this conclusion.
The global inspection machines market will reach $396.4m by 2021, according to MarketsandMarkets.
Metal cans are more challenging to inspect than low-density containers because the packaging presents a higher density to the x-rays.
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.
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.
MultiX has raised €3.5m to launch production and push ahead with international expansion.
Endress+Hauser has acquired SensAction for an undisclosed amount to strengthen its quality measurement portfolio.
EU member states yesterday voted against the introduction and renewal of GM grains in Europe but failed to reach a binding majority, leaving the president of the Commission Jean-Claude Juncker...
There has been a 17% decline in laboratory reports of Campylobacter cases compared to the baseline figure, according to the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA).
An investigation has been launched after reported findings of ‘human waste’ in Coca-Cola cans in a factory in Northern Ireland.
The Indian food regulator has been co-opting food companies to join it in a drive to improve levels of food safety and hygiene across India.
Alibaba Australia is to trial Blockchain to mitigate the risk of counterfeit and fraudulent food products.
Some milk and buttermilk powder seized due to safety concerns months ago could be destroyed following a ruling in a US district court.
China’s lack of specific penalties for food adulterers and counterfeiters has left a “legal vacuum” that will only encourage more criminals to take their chances with the law.
Sealed Air is to sell Diversey Care and the food hygiene and cleaning business within its Food Care division to Bain Capital Private Equity for $3.2bn.
PolySkope Labs has applied for AOAC Performance Tested Method (PTM) status for its multiplex pathogen detection method.
A trio of government agencies will work together in the next five years to improve methods for pinpointing the source of foodborne illness outbreaks as part of ongoing analytic efforts...
Nestlé says it is "very concerned" by allegations that its palm oil supplier Wilmar International has again been implicated in sourcing palm oil from the protected Leuser ecosystem in Indonesia, according...
Romer Labs has described Germany as a ‘very important food and feed safety market’ following the acquisition and integration of Transia.
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