All news articles for October 2012

African Union to establish FSA

African Union to establish FSA

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.

Food Safety Crucial As Hurricane Sandy Approaches, says USDA

USDA issues Hurricane Sandy food safety warning

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.

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PTI showcases packaging solutions at Pack Expo

By Rod Addy

PTI Inspection Systems is displaying a range of packaging solutions, including packaging machinery and testing systems, at trade show Pack Expo in Chicago.

Salmonella outbreak in Netherlands affects more than 1,000

More than 1,000 sick in Dutch salmonella outbreak

By Joe Whitworth

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.

Some calorie counts may be inaccurate

Experts reiterate call for calorie count reform

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

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 experts at SIAL in Paris.

OSHA proposes fines for Craft Brew Alliance after worker death

Craft brewer fined by OSHA after worker death

By Joe Whitworth

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.