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Knauer osmometer for quality control of aqueous samples

Knauer has launched an osmometer for quality control of aqueous samples.

Chickpeas suspected source of hummus taste issues

Hummus was removed from shelves in some UK supermarkets and recalled by a Swedish company due to ‘taste issues’.

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Seegene seeks wider adoption of real-time PCR

Seegene is developing second-generation real-time PCR technology which it has patented in the US and Europe.

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Pair who sold turkey as halal lamb jailed

Two men who supplied turkey described as halal lamb have been found guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud and jailed for five years.

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BioGX expands in Europe through subsidiary

BioGX has established European operations in Amsterdam, Netherlands as it targets growth in the region.

Food safety recall round-up 21-27 April 2017

Recalls: Arsenic, aflatoxin and allergens

Food alerts have been made by USA, England, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Canada, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Austria, Finland, Sweden, Slovakia, Belgium, Germany, Denmark and Switzerland.

Neogen launches raw pork detection test

Neogen has developed a test to detect raw pork in meat and environmental samples.

Dispatches from GFSI 2017 in Houston

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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Soylent recalls shipments of Soylent 1.8 powder over undeclared allergen

Soylent is voluntarily recalling 890 boxes of its Soylent 1.8 powder because it may contain undeclared milk, says the company, which had hoped to stay out of the spotlight after...

Life Sciences a ‘blueprint’ for future food standards - Deloitte

Companies will tackle food safety and supply chain quality in the future through cross functional teams that use specialist knowledge and integrate risk identification and management across operations, according to...

Scientists create printed transistors for interactive smart food labels

Scientists at AMBER (Advanced Materials and Bio-Engineering Research) at Trinity College Dublin have created printed transistors from 2-dimensional nanomaterials for the first time. 

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Sainsbury’s removes a number of Houmous products after complaints over the taste

Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has temporarily removed a number of Houmous products from its stores due to a ‘taste issue’.

China

Authorities ‘fully alert’ to wanghong food risks

Shanghai’s food watchdog has been clamping down on the sale of wanghong—or food endorsed by high-profile bloggers and celebrities on the internet. 

FDA culls huge number of foreign food facility registrations

In its latest cleanup of its food facility registration database, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has culled an eye-opening 28% of existing registrations. The biggest drops happened in overseas...

Operation Opson: Counterfeit alcohol tops list

Nearly 26 million litres of fake alcohol has been seized as part of an INTERPOL-Europol operation.

Dispatches from GFSI 2017 in Houston

Kimberly-Clark Professional addresses allergens and hand hygiene

Kimberly-Clark Professional has launched an industrial cloth and a system that uses behavioural science to improve worker hand hygiene.

Fiji looks at irradiation to open up fruit and veg exports

Fiji has proposed a project to support irradiation to help increase exports of fruits and vegetables to international markets.

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US and Australia recognise food safety systems as comparable

Australia and the US have signed a bilateral food safety recognition agreement after five years of work.

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Fake olive oil in Brazil, Czech’s check honey and Spanish seizures

We are back with what will be a monthly round-up (GFSI and Pittcon got in the way!) from food safety agencies wider than the English-speaking ones.

FQN digests 2016 and injects topics of 2017

Food labs looking to make better use of resources - Agilent

To understand the food safety and quality landscape we sent a Q+A to several companies to discuss highlights of 2016 and to predict what this year could bring.

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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.

CDC revises tracking of foodborne illness trends

Changes in use of tests that diagnose foodborne illness pose challenges to monitoring and disease prevention, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Frito-Lay recalls potato chips due to Salmonella concerns

Frito-Lay is recalling some potato chips in the US and Canada due to possible Salmonella in the seasoning.

Could banning cargo offloading put an end to seafood malpractice?

A worldwide ban on transshipment of cargo on high seas maybe the only answer to endemic environmental and human rights abuses in the seafood supply chain, despite an inevitable rise...

Vicam test detects Ochratoxin A in coffee and wheat

Vicam has launched a lateral flow strip test for detection of ochratoxin A in green coffee and wheat.

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