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Bestherbs Coffee recall after undeclared ingredient similar to Viagra

Bestherbs Coffee has issued a voluntary recall of its New Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found it contained undeclared active pharmaceutical...

'The UK is still at risk of another ‘Horsegate’ scandal'

An investigator in the UK horsemeat scandal in 2012 claims while progress has been made in the food industry, security has to remain a priority for authorities and the police...

GE Bevpak water treatment targets beverage processing

GE Water & Process Technologies has launched Bevpak, a UF+RO (ultrafiltration and reverse osmosis) system which treats water for contaminants when producing beverages.

Provenance secures $800k funding to track fresh produce from origin to supermarket

British tech startup Provenance has secured $800k (£650k) in private investment to fund an ongoing grant for its blockchain-backed software launching 100 transparent products in October.

Tesco supply chain criticized in campylobacter chicken salad recall

Supermarket recalls thrust firms back into the spotlight and highlight inefficiencies amongst organizations and their supply chains, according to Crimson & Co.

Guest article

First Contact: Identifying Unexpected Contaminants in Food Contact Material using LC-HRMS

‘The accurate detection of migrating chemicals from food contact materials (FCM) into the food we eat is critical to ensure the safety of consumers.

Kraft on phthalates in macaroni and cheese: ‘Our products are safe for consumers to enjoy’

Traces of phthalates, a chemical found in food packaging and equipment, were detected in products of powdered macaroni and cheese mixes, according to a study by the Coalition for Safer...

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OctoFrost Group acquires Innotec Systems

OctoFrost Group has acquired Innotec Systems, which manufactures food processing machinery and processing lines including thermal processes for blanching, cooking and chilling.

EnWave and Nestlé’s Nestec to pilot food dehydration technology

EnWave has signed an agreement with Nestec, part of Nestlé, to test its Radiant Energy Vacuum (REV) food dehydration technology – a proprietary method for the dehydration of organic materials....

Reaction as 66 people arrested in trading horsemeat unfit for human consumption

Spanish police and Europol have arrested 66 people who were operating an organized crime unit trading horsemeat in Europe that was unfit for human consumption.

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Bühler helps Blåtand’s berry business

Blåtand has invested in optical sorting technology from Bühler as it gears up for growth and expansion into new markets.

China direct

Shanghai prepares for launch of wide-ranging food safety platform

China’s commercial capital will soon use an “exhaustive food safety management platform” to monitor the activities of its food businesses.

Foreign bodies often found in fruit and veg, nuts and confectionery

RASFF analysis reveals top three foreign bodies

Pests, glass and metals were the foreign bodies most often listed in RASFF, according to an analysis of the portal.

Highest ergot alkaloid levels in rye products - EFSA

The highest levels of ergot alkaloids (EAs) were found in rye and rye-containing commodities, according to an updated EFSA exposure assessment.

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When we find tech to provide better data to customers, we go get it – EPL BAS

EPL Bio Analytical Services (EPL BAS) is to use the Sciex QTRAP 6500+ with SelexION+.

SepSolve targets broader uptake and appeal of GC×GC

SepSolve Analytical claims its flow modulator for routine two-dimensional gas chromatography (GC×GC) analyses will broaden uptake of the technique.

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Roka Bioscience gets AOAC certification for Listeria

Roka Bioscience has received the AOAC Performance Tested Methods certification from the AOAC Research Institute (AOAC-RI).

Certus Listeria detection system to launch early 2018

Certus will launch its first pathogen detection and environmental monitoring system early next year for Listeria spp.

Minebea Intec continues market development in Americas

Minebea Intec is to open a facility in Mexico to continue its market development in the Americas.

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Germany donates €150,000 to boost food safety in developing countries

Germany has donated €150,000 to support food safety, animal/plant health standards and trade.

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To the MilkyWay to prepare pour plate TVCs

Copan Diagnostics has unveiled what it claims is the first fully automated instrument for preparing pour plate total viable counts (TVCs).

Food safety body: pork, liver Hep E danger

Undercooked pork is the commonest source of hepatitis E infection for EU consumers, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has confirmed.

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Pure Bioscience and Roka Bioscience partner

Pure Bioscience and Roka Bioscience have signed a two year non-exclusive supply agreement.

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Anton Paar expands particle analysis portfolio

Anton Paar has acquired the particle size analyzer (PSA) product line from CILAS.

Trichinellosis outbreaks associated with walrus meat

Trichinellosis was responsible for two past outbreaks associated with eating raw or undercooked walrus meat in Alaska.

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