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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.
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