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One dead, 18 injured in Copelit Afrique boiler explosion

One person has died and 18 are injured after a boiler explosion at Copelit Africa in Mballing, Senegal, which makes fish oil and fish meal on Saturday.

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Peak Scientific expands office in Brazil

Peak Scientific has expanded a regional office in Brazil to support its customer base in LATAM (Latin America).

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Irish authorities investigating Salmonella outbreak

An outbreak of Salmonella has sickened more than 50 people in Ireland.

Raw milk and cheese poses ‘significant’ food safety risk – study

Illnesses and hospitalizations will rise as consumption of unpasteurized dairy products increases, according to a study.

Software increases insight into sanitation programs - Neogen

Neogen Corporation has developed a software system that allows immediate access to sanitation test results.

Fera Science unveils gelatine identification method

Fera Science has launched a service to find the species origin of gelatine-based products.

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BAX system given Health Canada approval for Listeria

Health Canada has included Hygiena’s BAX system Real-Time PCR assay as a validated method to screen surfaces for Listeriaspecies.

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FSSAI and GFSP urge food safety investment in Asia

Public and private sectors across South Asia have signalled their intent to support increased investment in food safety.

One dead in German E. coli O157 outbreak

Germany is investigating an outbreak of E. coli O157 linked to minced meat in which one person has died.

E. coli investigation continues as Ardent Mills expands flour recall

Ardent Mills has expanded a recall of flour as Canadian authorities investigate an E. coli O121 outbreak that has sickened 30 people.

Firms should address recall or foodborne illness within 1-2 days: Survey

More than half of US consumers expect companies to fully address a recall or foodborne illness within one to two days, according to a FoodLogiQ survey.

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Histamine in tuna, Norway tackles fraud and Campylobacter warning

It is time again to dig out your preferred online translation tool, contact colleagues abroad or buy a phrase book as we look at news from food safety agencies wider...

Food safety recall round-up 19-25 May 2017

Recalls: Chickpea quality, glass and pathogens

Food and beverage warnings alerts have been made by USA, Ireland, England, New Zealand, Canada, Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Norway, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Germany and Denmark.

AHPA urges EPA to revamp pesticide limits for botanicals

The American Herbal Products Association has urged federal regulators to revamp pesticide rules that unfairly impact minor crops that include many botanical commodities.

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Make food safety and traceability a top priority – ArrowStream

The focus on food safety and traceability is a healthy one for industry and consumers, according to the chief solutions officer at ArrowStream.

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Digitalization and serialization gaining momentum - Kezzler

Kezzler and SGS are to jointly market technology that can authenticate, track and trace products and engage with consumers.

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Iceland to emphasise traceability following inspection

Iceland needs to improve its control system on traceability according to findings of an inspection by the EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA).

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Businesses adjusting to first full year of FSMA Compliance

While we acclimate ourselves to the ever changing food safety environment, businesses are adjusting to the first full year of Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Compliance.

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‘Today, life is a bit more complicated’ – Agrantec CEO

There was a time when we all bought food locally and had a pretty good idea where it came from and how fresh it was.

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Digi International addresses FSMA requirements in transportation

Digi International has introduced Digi SafeTemps to address regulatory requirements.

Clean label drive spurs innovation in texturizers, preservatives

The challenges of clean label formulation might hit hardest at the humblest of ingredients, texturizers and preservatives—those behind-the-scenes stage hands that do the dirty work of making food formulations palatable...

Supplements cause spike in recalls - Stericycle

A spike in recalled units by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was driven by nutritional supplements, according to the Stericycle ExpertSOLUTIONS Q1 2017 index.

Dispatches from Food Integrity in Parma

Food Integrity: China consumer view and impact in fish industry

Results from DNA barcoding of fish from across Europe and Chinese attitudes to food fraud were revealed during the Food Integrity conference last month.

Part 2 of 6: Thermo Fisher Scientific series

Harnessing GC-MS to put a stop to POPs

Detection of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in the food chain is an important task for the food safety industry.

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AsiaInspection expands Latin American presence

AsiaInspection has acquired GOAL for an undisclosed sum to expand its footprint in Latin America.

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