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A seam free conveyor belt reduces the places where food can stick to while being processed, helping cut the costs and labour needed for cleaning and sanitation, claims its manufacturer.
An automated software system allows processors to detect food contaminants in their products, according to its developers.
Quest has developed a unique freezing technology that it claims captures the essence of true-to-fruit flavours.
Regulation and the demand for better traceability throughout the supply chain is driving the search for better, more efficient food safety products in the US, according to a forecast report.
A water-based coating for cartons could help keep insects such as German cockroaches and Indian meal moths out of the food chain.
Software for manual weighing operations uses a wireless network to achieve the right balance for the fresh food sector.
A machine for applying barrier treatment to PET containers can handle up to 40,000 bottles per hour, making it the fastest of its kind in the world, its manufacturer claims.
Orange juice and other foods traditionally not associated with foodborne disease outbreaks could still be a source of disease, according to scientists.
Satori Stocktec has became one of the first companies to produce a pilot machine companies can use to trial a new process for the fast sterilisation of canned foods.
Gaps in regulating future uses of nanotechnology include those relating to particle size, to the use of nano versions of already approved ingredients, and to packaging, according to a UK...
Coca-Cola and Cadbury Schweppes have joined the list of beverage firms set to be sued in Florida over allegations their drinks contained benzene, 15 years after the industry first pledged...
A tracking software program is designed to help meat packing plants identify live animals, link them to individual cuts through to point of sale, and help companies better manage their...
Kraft Foods will face lawsuits in three US states over allegations that one of its drinks contained cancer-causing benzene above the legal limit for tap water, BeverageDaily.com has learned, as...
A single test for about 600 deadly viruses speeds up the process of spotting a food-related disease outbreak -- such as bird flu -- in hours rather than days.
Denmark and Romania are battling fresh outbreaks of the lethal H5N1 strain of bird flu, which has spread to domestic poultry in the two countries.
Five US soft drinks were found containing the cancer-causing chemical benzene at levels above the legal limit for drinking water, America's food safety watchdog has announced, sparking calls for more...
New ultrasonic sensors provide a means for food processors to gauge the amount of fluids or solids in containers.
Levels of the cancer-causing PAH compounds in infant formula milk on sale in Britain are below the limits set by the European Union and pose no health risk, says the...
An electronic biosensor using nanotechnology techniques could help companies to develop the right smells for their foods, or to sniff out rotting ingredients in the receiving area.
An online tool is designed to help food processors select the best gas for modified atmosphere packaging (MAP).
Measures to prevent avian influenza in poultry flocks could be compromised by lax management, poor international coordination, and a lack of funds, according to researchers.
A hand-held analyser for detecting pathogens along the complete meat supply chain within minutes is being prepared for commercial application.
The Swedish supplier of food testing equipment, Biacore International, is taking over from its sales agent in China and launching a full business operation in the market.
New weighers released for the European market indicate machine manufacturers are attempting to meet processors' demands for increased speed and hygiene on the line.
Food and beverage companies working in Australia and New Zealand will see a faster response to applications for new food ingredients and products from next year, the authorities say.
Consumers are increasingly looking for quality seals and trust marks on food products, which provide a fast and easy indication of the item's benefits, according to research conducted by ConAgra...
The FDA has published a guidance document to help food makers understand the labeling requirements for certain uses of lecithin derived from soy.
A new packaging format for ambient wet soups allows processors to offer consumers convenience in a cup.
The UK's Royal Society has called for companies developing products containing nanoparticles to disclose how they are tested for safety.
An alternative to the traditional microbiological tests for ultra heat treated (UHT) and extended shelf life (ESL) dairy products speeds up assessments by over two days, according to its manufacturer.
Nestlé will roll out a wider range of products using a smart label that indicates the remaining shelf life.
A testing kit that uses antibodies from llama blood could help consumers and companies identify the presence of caffeine in beverages.
Coca-Cola has expanded its recall of soft drinks in Japan to nearly 2.4m bottles, after more drinks were thought to be contaminated with iron powder.
Dutch dairy group Campina has upgraded its new quality assurance system for animal feed used by member farmers, re-iterating that current checks in the sector were not good enough.
It is time to admit that society is fighting a part-time battle against the bulge, willingly lambasting soft drinks, burgers and chocolate, while shuffling silently away from a fairly dismal...
Researchers have isolated two Chinese soybean lines that can grow without the primary protein linked to soy allergies in children and adults.
The EU's food safety agency today said aspartame is safe for consumption, contradicting a scientific study by the Ramazzini Foundation that claimed the artificial sweetener caused cancer.
Lawyers have filed a lawsuit against PepsiCo in California, alleging one of its drinks may contain the cancer-causing chemical benzene, BeverageDaily.com has learned.
The European Commission is funding to strengthen innovation in functional and health foods in the food industry, with opportunities to join still open.
A Netherlands-based company will begin producing bacteria that can be used to kill pathogens in meat and cheese products.
A packaging method that uses a gas additive could help prolong the shelf life of liquid dairy products, its developer claims.
Do media such as FoodProductionDaily.com and others overly hype food safety issues to the public?
The Polish parliament's proposed ban on the sale and registration, but apparently not planting, of biotech seeds, will likely violate EU regulations, according to a USDA foreign agricultural service GAIN...
A Finnish professor of pharmacology has questioned the findings behind a study that suggests that lowering the salt content of food could be bad for people's health.
Self-regulation has become the mantra of food groups who argue that laws are not always necessary - but can industry be trusted when it has failed so spectacularly in the...
Two more farms in the Norfolk area of the UK are now under quarantine as the country battles a milder form of the avian influenza virus.
More lawsuits have been filed against soft drinks firms alleging their drinks were contaminated with the cancer-causing chemical benzene above America's legal limit for drinking water.
A new pump for the medical industry could also be used by the food sector to ensure the hygiene and the accurate measurement of liquids, its inventors claim.
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