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CPS unveils 16 grants totalling $3m to tackle produce safety

The Center for Produce Safety (CPS) has awarded 16 grants totalling $3m aimed at providing the produce industry with food safety practices throughout the supply chain.

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Salmonella outbreak sickens 18 in UK

An outbreak of Salmonella that has sickened at least 18 people is being investigated by the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Cantaloupe farm owners charged in listeria outbreak that killed at least 30

The owners of a Colorado cantaloupe farm found to be the source of a 2011 listeria outbreak that killed at least 30 people have been charged in relation to the incident.

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Eriez gets Xtreme with metal detection

Eriez has unveiled a metal detector which it claims is the first in a line of products that will add more enhancements for the food and packaging industry.

Pollutant phases of bio-based films identified

The manufacturing and extraction of raw materials are the most pollutant stages of the life cycle when producing bio-based films, according to a study.

Dead rat enjoys ‘day in court’ as Coke triumphs in Minute Maid trial

The Coca-Cola Company has won a legal rat race after a US jury ruled in its favor against a woman who claimed she found a dead rodent in a can...

Sono-Tek unveils ultrasonic spray coating tech for sliced meats

Sono-Tek Corporation has commercially launched its first ultrasonic spray coating equipment for antimicrobial applications for sliced meats.

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Food Safety and Testing 2013 - online event today

Food Safety and Testing 2013 - the inaugural online event on the topic organised by FoodQualityNews and sister site FoodProductionDaily is today (26 September).

Food Safety recall roundup 20-26 September

Recalls: Listeria, Salmonella, undeclared dairy and iodine levels

Our quest to search out the reasons behind food recalls this week takes us to USA, Canada, Australia and Germany where we find Listeria, Salmonella undeclared milk and iodine level...

Leatherhead brings chemistry facilities into one lab

Leatherhead Food Research has brought all its chemistry facilities into one laboratory which it officially opened last week.

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Roka Biosciences system taken up by US Department of Defense

Roka Bioscience’s system to detect foodborne pathogens and environmental samples has been adopted by the Department of Defense (DoD) Food Analysis and Diagnostic Laboratory (FADL).

Nebraska Cold Storage faces $130,000 fine for ammonia exposure

Nebraska Cold Storage has been hit with 14 safety warnings and faces more than $130,000 in fines after violations including ammonia exposure.

UV light and ultrasound show promise to decontaminate produce

Ultraviolet light (UV) and Ultrasound (US) can reduce four bacteria types on strawberries and lettuce, according to a study.

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Seward paddle blender used in research on sampling method variance

Seward’s Stomacher 400 Circulator has been used in an evaluation of international sampling methods for the microbiological analysis of broiler carcasses after immersion chilling.

Dispatches from Pack Expo

Food Safety Summit fosters industry collaboration

The Food Safety Summit Resource Center at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013 offers attendees a chance to tap into a range of food safety tools, and share knowledge with peers.

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Online event: Food Safety and Testing 2013

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Loma targets space-savings with combined system

Loma Systems has combined its checkweigher and metal detection systems in a SlimeLine version to safe space on the factory floor.

Top 6 deadliest foodborne pathogens

Salmonella ranks as the pathogen most linked to deaths after a decade-long Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) surveillance report.

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FDA steps in at facility with “widespread” rodent and insect infestation

Widespread rodent and insect infestation has prompted Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to prevent distribution of food products at two Virginia companies.

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Meadow Foods signs up to SOFHT program

Meadow Foods, an independent dairy group, has signed up five of its technical managers to the Society of Food Hygiene & Technology’s (SOFHT) High Five membership category.

Consequences of foodborne infection need further research, finds review

The long term consequences of foodborne infection need further studies, according to the lead author of a review article looking at the latest threats and emerging issues.

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Greiner Packaging to ban BPA in packaging by mid-2014

Greiner Packaging is to ban bisphenol A (BPA) from the use of its food packaging by the end of March 2014.

Surface steam pasteurisation can prevent listeria on fish, says researcher

Rapid heating of the surface with steam at 100 °C can prevent listeria on fish, according to a Nofima researcher.

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Birko processing aid approved for unskinned livers

Birko’s Beefxide intervention has received additional approvals for use as an antimicrobial processing aid on unskinned livers and other organ meats, without the need for a drain time between application...

Agilent splits in two, remains focussed on food

Agilent Technologies has split to form two public companies but will continue its focus on its food program, the firm said yesterday.

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