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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.

Special Edition: Track & Trace

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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Synbiosis and AAA Lab Equipment develop colony counting system

Synbiosis and AAA Lab Equipment have integrated a ProtoCOL 3 colony counting system within an Irina automated plate feeder.

Mars connects the dots from farm to fork with SGS and its 2 partners

SGS and partners helping Mars map rice supply chain

SGS and Transparency-One are working with Mars Food and Blippar on supply chain transparency.

'Poultry farms are not operating theatres' – chair of Campylobacter group

Development of a bio-security protocol for growers, new post-harvest interventions, educating consumers and enhanced surveillance were areas identified by a group put together to reduce Campylobacter risk.

Mixed reaction as accountability act moves to Senate floor

Legislation dubbed by consumer groups as the ‘Filthy Food Act’ has been sent by a US Senate committee to the Senate floor.

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Detection Technology expands production capacity to meet demand

Detection Technology has completed the expansion of its Beijing factory saying it will increase production capacity to meet medium term demand and enable more flexibility for volume and product mix...

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BfR expands coop with ILRI and starts pyrrolizidine alkaloids project

The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) in Germany has expanded its cooperation with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).

Consider tightening Salmonella regulation on pig farms - researchers

Legislators should consider tightening regulations for Salmonella in primary production following two large outbreaks in Germany in recent years, said researchers.

60,000 foods to be analysed

Germany in crucial data drive to understand radioactivity risk in food

The German government is hoping to garner crucial data to help it better understand the risks involved from the consumption of radiation-emitting radioactive elements in foods such as uranium in...

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Phenomenex adds polar, mixed-mode selectivities for column line

Phenomenex has launched mixed-mode selectivities and particle sizes for UHPLC, HPLC and preparative work in the Luna column range.

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Analytik Jena tech now available for manual extraction

Analytik Jena has made its SmartExtraction technology available for manual isolation of nucleic acids.

Interpack 2017

Multivac signs MoU with Meyn Food Processing Technology and Cabinplant

Multivac has completed a strategic alliance (Memorandum of Understanding) with Meyn Food Processing Technology and Cabinplant to sell joint processing, filling, weighing and packaging technology.

Mislabelling dominates Food Fraud Network cases

Mislabelling composition dominated cases in the EU Food Fraud Network (FFN), according to the 2016 annual report.

Food safety recall round-up 8-18 May 2017

Recalls: Missing nitrites and fish fingers

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

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