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An EU-funded project is seeking dietary information from across the bloc to better assess exposure to contaminants and nutrients – and to harmonise data collection.
FoodQualityNews.com would like to wish all our readers a happy holiday.
This year has been quite eventful for recalls of food and beverage products, some due to foodborne contamination and others due to packaging faults.
E.coli has been found in a number of frozen burgers that have so far sickened five people in Canada.
The US has been hit by two separate fish recalls linked to Clostridium botulinum and listeria in the space of a week.
Consumer exposure to three caramel colours used in a variety of food and drink applications is ‘considerably lower’ than a 2011 scientific opinion published by EFSA suggested, says the Authority. ...
The working year is almost done, time to pause from ‘the business’ and embrace the festive season…go on, give it a big hug. Happy holidays!
Neogen Corporation’s NeoSEEK STEC Test has been ISO accredited through the American Association of Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA).
Eurofins Scientific (EUFI.PA) has acquired a 92.5% majority stake in a Finnish food safety testing firm.
Two types of cheese have been withdrawn from three UK supermarkets after being found to be contaminated with pieces of metal.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has called for submissions to draft fish processing aid regulation on carbon monoxide after reports it is being used despite being banned.
E.coli contamination is top of the agenda for Canadians, ranking above all other food safety issues, including GMOs and pesticide use, according to a survey.
The UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has fined a paper and board manufacturer and a plastics company after two separate worker accidents.
Raw milk dairy Organic Pastures has filed a lawsuit against the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alleging that the agency repeatedly failed to respond to its petition to amend...
Emco Packaging has filed a patent for an active oxygen scavenging system for use in the headspace of bottles, sachets and cartons for liquid foods and beverages.
Food manufacturers looking to extend shelf life with natural antioxidants have started using blended ingredients in an effort to deal with spiralling raw material costs, according to Frost & Sullivan.
PlasticsEurope has said the French Senate decision to ban BPA “has no safety benefit for consumers, disregards European law and risk assessment, and severely distorts the internal and international market”.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has set up a Federal Register Docket requesting data and other information to determine whether it can establish threshold levels for the 'big eight'...
Former Beef Products Inc. employee Bruce Smith has filed a lawsuit against Jamie Oliver; ABC News; two ABC news anchors Diane Sawyer and Jim Avila; and blogger Bettina Siegel; alleging...
A risk assessment report delivered to the UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) should enhance trust and the wider food system, according to the working group that put it together.
The UK FSA is reviewing the way it monitors radioactivity in food with it preferring an option of reduced surveillance.
A simpler way to detect allergens in food samples has been devised with the launch of a new device for mobile phones developed by the University of California, Los Angeles...
Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. has been cited by the US Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for exposing workers to hazardous chemicals.
Neogen Corporation has upgraded its rapid lateral flow test for Salmonella Enteritidis targeting faster results for the poultry industry.
Two US agencies are working together in a research effort to assess the potential impact of nanomaterials on people’s health and the environment.
Nestlé Canada is recalling five of six varieties of Buitoni brand pizzas following two consumer complaints that the products contain pieces of metal.
A five-tier testing system aimed at ensuring manufactured products are free of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDC), such as BPA and phthalates, has been developed by a group of scientists....
The Government Accountability Project (GAP) is suing the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for withholding data on the sale of antibiotics for use in food animals.
Frozen shark fillets from China have been destroyed at the Italian Border as the labelling mentioned a species that has been extinct for millions of years.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the use of irradiation to a maximum 4.5 kilogray (kGy) dose for a variety of meat products.
Food producers are soon to be required to hold shipments of non-intact raw beef and all ready-to-eat products containing meat and poultry until they pass foodborne safety tests, according to...
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has lifted the suspension on a meat processing company that was linked to an outbreak of listeria.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has amended the food additive regulations to provide the safe use of an antimicrobial agent after a petition from Ecolab.
A US firm has recalled 35,800 pounds of breaded chicken products because they may contain pieces of plastic, said the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
Bringing a successful high pressure processing (HPP) product to market is much more than just buying a piece of equipment, according to Avure.
Cold plasma technology can kill E.coli microbes within packaging, so proving a useful tool in situations of post processing contamination, according to researchers.
E.coli found in local waterways is often runoff from urban areas and not from animal production facilities, according to US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists.
Foodborne illness outbreaks and large product recalls will see demand for food safety products rise 8.4% per year to $18bn in 2016, according to Freedonia.
Birko has acquired Espy Technologies Inc. (ETI) to build on its food safety solutions from chemistry, equipment and technology.
DuPont launched its heat-sealable Tyvek product at Emballage in Paris and said that the method will allow higher production rates.
Producers of not-ready-to-eat (NRTE) ground chicken and turkey must reassess their Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) due to recent salmonella outbreaks, said the USDA.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is calling for data on toxicity and the presence of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in food and animal feed.
Nanobiosensors hold considerable potential as future areas of development for nanotechnology, according to a recent study.
Demand for products made from greener chemicals is growing due to a mixture of regulation and consumer demand, according to the co-author of a guide urging the switch to safer...
A UK packaging company has been fined after one of its employees sustained a serious hand injury on an unguarded laminating machine.
Pro Mach has acquired KLEENLine Corporation to expand its sanitary production solutions for the food industry and said it will offer integration opportunities with their other brands.
Acrylamide is a recognised carcinogen that we’ve known is in our food at dangerous levels for a decade. Today, the food industry has tools to mitigate it, but uptake is...
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