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A new high flow polymer for thin wall packaging with improved organoleptic properties will reduce energy consumption during production said its developer.
Brazilian researchers have found that cassava starch-based edible coatings can boost shelf life in fresh strawberries from nine to 12 days.
The US Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) could be poised to perform a U-turn on levels of arsenic in apple juice through the development of new guidelines - a letter...
UK food safety authorities are not considering introducing new industrial processing techniques safety for oysters, despite over 75% grown in the UK containing the norovirus.
Canadian food authorities have denied any link between a botulism-related olive recall and another that took place in the US earlier this month.
Dietary exposures to harmful chemicals and contaminants were “well below” the reference health standards for a wide-ranging selection of foods and beverages, as indicated by a major Australia-wide report.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) in the UK has declared that the ‘Drop Vodka’ brand is illegal and unsafe for consumption, following the discovery of traces of industrial solvents and...
SCA said it is developing breakthrough active packaging to help extend the shelf life of fruit and vegetables.
A potential case of listeria contamination in Canada has led to the shutdown of an entire food production line, as the company involved attempt to address any possible infection.
A distilled vinegar used to control foodborne pathogens in meats will provide more ‘hurdles’ against contaminants such as listeria, said its developer.
The European Union (EU) will work with processing and packaging industry figures to cut waste and improve food supply chain efficiency, an EU spokesperson said.
A recent conference on Food and Authenticity has revealed that while central government agencies are aware of food fraud taking place in the UK, the actual scale of the issue...
An unregulated, potentially harmful mycotoxin was found in over 10% of cereal sampled during a Food Standards Agency (FSA) survey, a report has confirmed.
A Middle Eastern food science and technology network is essential for the improvement of food safety and quality in the region, says the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).
Authorities in the US have remained tight-lipped over the potential prosecution of Jensen Farms – the company responsible for listeria-infected cantaloupes that have killed dozens.
Ukrainian food safety authorities will reform its food safety control system over the next two years, with the aim of increasing exports.
There is no interest in extending the shelf-life of products for up to five years from the food industry or the consumer, says a NASA scientist and an industry insider.
Food safety in emerging markets has helped to drive revenue growth of 8% for the year so far, said quality and safety service provider Intertek.
Coca-Cola said it has no reason to drop the artificial sweetener aspartame from its low or zero calorie beverage brands in the European market as it welcomes last week’s approval...
A testing method for the detection of foodborne pathogens will cut waiting time from hours to just a few minutes, said its Israel-based developers.
A breakthrough system that automatically detects unwanted elements in fish fillets and estimates product freshness will boost the competitiveness of Norway’s processing sector, said the researcher behind the development.
Fish smoker Bleiker’s has recalled a batch of its Traditional Oak Smoked Scottish Salmon after a pack was found to contain listeria.
European Union controls on Chinese rice product imports will be tightened in response to an increasing number of food alerts and border rejections of genetically modified (GM) contaminated products.
An anti-contamination treatment has been developed to help US poultry processors meet strict Russian import requirements.
Health authorities investigating a botulism contamination in Loyd Grossman’s Korma sauce have found no evidence of the bacterium at the producer’s factory.
European mineral water brands and salmonella tainted pork from Denmark were amongst more than 400 imported food and cosmetic items declared ‘substandard’ by Chinese food quality authorities.
Post-market monitoring of stevia use levels in food and drink products could see the European Commission broaden the current authorised food categories, claims a stevia trade body.
The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) is launching a consultation on post-Chernobyl controls and regulations on UK sheep farms.
India’s food processing market has the potential to mirror Chinese growth over the next few years, said Dutch firm GMV after it agreed a move into the Indian market.
A market investor is planning a €150m African food fund, which it hopes will help build the continent's food processing, storage and distribution infrastructure.
Sprouted seed producers should introduce extra food safety measures throughout the production chain in the wake of the deadly E.coli outbreak in Europe this year, said the European Food Safety...
An Australia poultry wholesaler, which provided an airline with Listeria monocytogenes contaminated pre-cooked chicken, has been fined almost A$250,000 for its part in an outbreak which infected dozens.
A global fund dedicated to the improvement of food safety standards and best practices has been proposed after $1m was jointly pledged by food safety, food production and legislative figures.
Demand for nano-enabled packaging film is on the rise in Europe, with the high-barrier packaging film sector showing potential for huge growth, said one of Russia’s largest flexible packaging company....
An oxygen-sensitive colour change sensor used to determine the shelf-life of packaged food could challenge industry food quality and safety practices, says its UK-based inventor.
Jars of Loyd Grossman korma sauce have been cleared from UK supermarket shelves after two people who ate the product from one batch were hospitalised with botulism poisoning.
CLA consumption may raise cholesterol and insulin levels, the French food agency has found after assessing recent in vitro and animal studies.
EFSA has raised concern over morphine exposure through the consumption of poppy seeds used in food products.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has said that fewer illegal pesticide residues were found in foods in 2009 compared to 2006 in a report published yesterday.
The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has updated its known adulterants guidance with the idenitification of Japanese star anise (Illicium anisatum) fruit identified as the known adulterant for star anise...
A new two tier system for the regulation of nano-materials in foods could help to alleviate the strain that suggested new regulations may put on industry, whilst ensuring the safety...
Six times as many foods products were affected by recalls in the US from July to September compared to Q2 - with potential listeria contaminations accounting for 25% of the...
Packaging players seeking authorisation for novel food contact materials (FCMs) will be just one group set to benefit from the introduction of a new advice service, said the European Food...
A newly, developed bisphenol A-free surface lining for rail transportation cars will put the food sector “one step ahead of regulations,” says the coating’s developer.
A complete, up-to-date and reliable database is “essential” to identify and control potential high risk non-EU food imports, according to a report by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).
Food safety authorities in the US have appealed to their Chinese counterparts for help to “move forward” and create a global approach to food safety.
Officials have confirmed another death as a result of listeria-infected cantaloupes in the US – making it the worst foodborne contamination since 1924 and the worst in modern US history
A new testing method that detects pesticide residues in farmed fish will help the product meet new regulations and lead to safer food, said the Fraunhofer Institute.
A voluntary recall of almond-stuffed olives potentially infected with botulism has been implemented in the US, following the hospitalisation of two people in Finland – one of whom died.
A new method for decontaminating produce by inactivating microbes in sealed packaging has the potential to double the shelf-life of fruits and vegetables.
Bringing food safety and quality laws in Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries closer to European legislation standards is a priority for the European Union (EU), according to the Polish agricultural minister.
The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) said it has developed a simplified analytical method for the detection of mineral oils that have leached from recycled cardboard packaging into...
Guidelines for us of p-synephrine, the predominant alkaloid in bitter orange, has been redefined by Health Canada, with 1 to 50 mg per day of the compound now classified as...
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