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The African Union (AU) is to establish a food safety authority (FSA) and a Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) to avoid foodborne illness.
A UK charity has launched a petition urging the country’s government to ‘take the lead’ and ban bisphenol A (BPA) and endocrine disrupting chemicals in food and drink packaging....
A UK government statement drawing together new and existing pledges on sustainable palm oil falls short of a real commitment to sustainable sourcing, according to the president of the Roundtable...
Sealed Air has sold Diversey Japan to The Carlyle Group for ¥30bn (US$377m) to focus on higher growth markets.
The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has urged people to take immediate steps to ensure their food is kept safe as Hurricane Sandy approaches....
Meech International has launched two devices designed to eradicate contamination of food processing equipment.
PTI Inspection Systems is displaying a range of packaging solutions, including packaging machinery and testing systems, at trade show Pack Expo in Chicago.
3M Food Safety has received AOAC-PTM validation for its Tecra listeria Visual Immunoassay (VIA) which provides results in 48 hours.
An outbreak of Salmonella linked to smoked salmon ‘appears to be over’ according to the Netherlands’ National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) after sickening more than 1,000 people.
Caloric values – particularly for nuts and legumes – should be re-evaluated in light of recent studies suggesting commonly used calorie estimates may be flawed, according to a panel of...
BIOTECON Diagnostics has received validation from MicroVal for global distribution of its pathogen detection systems targeting the baby food market.
The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited a craft brewer for safety hazards after a worker died while cleaning equipment.
The XL Foods plant at the centre of an E.coli outbreak in Canada has reopened yesterday under strict surveillance and increased testing.
If Californians approve controversial GMO labeling initiative Proposition 37 next month, could food industry opponents challenge it on First Amendment grounds?
Kroger Co. will stop selling sprouts due to their food safety risk with the last delivery to distribution centers and stores happening yesterday (22 October).
Researchers have created a thin-film polymer metamaterial that can be incorporated inside packaging and that changes colour if the conditions inside the package alter.
An outbreak of salmonella in raw almonds has been linked to 27 cases of foodborne illness in six states and territories, said FSANZ.
Vegetables and vegetable products have been voted as the most likely driver of an increase in foodborne illness outbreaks, according to a Nordic survey.
Profamo VP Chris Nimptsch tells Ben Bouckley why consistency - and true readings of CO2, Brix and organic acid levels - is king for beverage producers, as he unveils VitalSensors'...
Food processing giant Kraft Foods was forced to order the evacuation of around 1,800 people after a mixing error at a cream cheese factory in Germany created a cloud of...
British Lion Egg Processors (BLEP) are urging manufacturers to buy product derived from British Lion certified eggs after an outbreak of salmonella that hit seven people in the UK.
The Northern Irish Public Health Agency (PHA) is investigating an outbreak of E.coli O157 which has been linked to 25 confirmed and 154 probable cases.
The trend towards energy-saving x-ray equipment for the food industry continues to increase momentum, with Eagle Product Inspection’s Pack 400 HC being the latest launch in the area.
Thermo Fisher Scientific has launched software for gas and liquid chromatography analysis that simplifies the process and makes it more user-friendly.
The leaves of the carob plant contain antibacterial substances that can help in the fight against Listeria, according to new research.
Denmark is holding a seminar looking at the tracking of foodborne diseases in the country.
Mead Johnson Nutrition is facing court in the US over allegations that its Enfamil brand powdered baby formula was responsible for the death of one infant and two cases of...
The UK government has agreed that the consequences of the European Commission stance on Desinewed meat (DSM) have been serious for industry but said it had “no alternative course of action”...
EU Member States have endorsed strict hygiene measures for ready-to-eat sprouted seeds to prevent incidents such as the deadly E.coli O104 outbreak in Germany and France last year.
Marglen Industries has been cited for two violations totalling nearly $70,000 after a worker’s fingers were amputated while working on a machine.
Mondelez International has issued a US recall of a variety of its Green & Blacks chocolate brand over fears the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.
bioMérieux has received AOAC Research institute Performance Tested Method (PTM) approvals for the automated VIDAS Campylobacter (CAM) detection assay and the Campy Food Agar (CFA) enumeration and detection methods.
Health costs associated with E.coli 0157 have been estimated at CA$240m a year, according to a study.
Kellogg’s recent recall of two cereal products following a metal mesh contamination scare will cost the firm between $20-30m and will hit consumer trust in the short-term, an analyst says....
A US food professor has called on the peanut industry to take action against foodborne illness as the latest Salmonella outbreak has now spread to Canada.
Vitiva is offering food, beverage and ingredient manufacturers the use of a new analytical services centre it has set up at its recently inaugurated innovation centre in Slovenia.
Nestlé’s confectionery factory in York, UK, has bagged a safety award for a scheme assessing plant design risks that has reduced the frequency of accidents by a third.
German food safety chiefs have said that a norovirus outbreak that sickened more than 11,000 people is over.
A faulty manufacturing part may have caused metal mesh to be present in some Kellogg cereal products, prompting the firm to issue a voluntary recall yesterday.
Ten projects aimed at answering critical food safety questions have been selected for grants by the Center for Produce Safety (CPS) at the University of California, Davis.
Kraft Foods has initiated a recall for a batch of its Jalapeno variety String Cheese product over concerns that a packaging error could present a choking hazard.
Stable Micro Systems has boosted its texture analysis capabilities for the food and supplement industries with the introduction of its Automated Linear Indexing System (ALIS).
Microbac has named Shawn Shanmugan as director of food science at their Pittsburgh Division as the firm targets growth in the industry.
A French study on the effects of Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) maize in rats has said little about the safety or otherwise of GM crops – but it has said...
Roka Bioscience has received certification for 10 additional matrices for its Atlas Salmonella Detection Assay.
JFC Plastics has been ordered to pay £240,000 (€298,390) in fines and costs after being prosecuted following the death of a worker at one of its UK recycling facilities.
A chemical company is locked in a battle over whether a resin used in its plastic packaging is free of chemicals with estrogenic activity (EA).
Ecolab has acquired a Mexico-based manufacturer and provider of cleaning, sanitizing and water treatment products and services to strengthen its position in Latin America.
Researchers have found packaging with an oxygen scavenger or carbon dioxide generator can inhibit the growth of listeria on ready-to-eat (RTE) meat.
China Health Labs & Diagnostics has secured $11.6m of orders for food safety products and its Type B BK Food Safety Rapid Test System (BK-iRT) from theBeijingmunicipal government.
Eurofins Scientific has opened the doors of a food testing laboratory designed using lean thinking at Wolverhampton in the UK.
Canadian Agriculture minister Gerry Ritz has said the XL Foods plant at the centre of an E.coli outbreak will only re-open when there is written proof that there is no health...
Production of Annabel Karmel snack bars has ceased and a recall has been issued in the UK and Republic of Ireland following three consumer complaints of insect contamination.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) bottler the American Bottling Company after an inspection revealed serious HACCP failings at a Texas plant.
Xan Confections is voluntarily recalling 13 gourmet peanut butter chocolate products over fears of salmonella contamination.
Health Canada has reaffirmed the safety of bisphenol A (BPA) and said current dietary exposure through food packaging is not expected to pose a health risk.
Romer Labs has taken a leap forward in its pathogen detection services by purchasing US biotech firm Strategic Diagnostics’ (SDIX’s) food safety and genetically modified organism (GMO) businesses for $13.5m,...
A UK ice cream manufacturer has been fined £10,000 (€12,500) after a worker had his forearm broken when it got caught in a conveyor belt.
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