All news articles for December 2012

Campbell Soup company is phasing out BPA

BPA 2012: In depth

BPA: An in-depth look at the key rulings in 2012

By Joe Whitworth

This year has been action-packed when it comes to rules, regulations and opinions on bisphenol A (BPA), which is used in food packaging applications such as epoxy linings in food and beverage cans.

Tender call by EFSA related to CEF panel

EFSA issues call for tender to aid CEF panel

By Joe Whitworth

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued a call to tender to secure contractors for technical summary documents needed for its CEF panel to evaluate the risks of migration of substances into food from food contact materials.

Food Recalls 2012

The recalls that have hit the headlines in 2012

Recalls of 2012: A recap

By Joe Whitworth

This year has been quite eventful for recalls of food and beverage products, some due to foodborne contamination and others due to packaging faults.

Nathan’s Brand Cold Smoked Atlantic Salmon 3 oz recalled

US hit by two fish recalls

By Joe Whitworth

The US has been hit by two separate fish recalls linked to Clostridium botulinum and listeria in the space of a week.

NeoSEEK achieves ISO accreditation

Neogen pathogen test backed

Neogen Corporation’s NeoSEEK STEC Test has been ISO accredited through the American Association of Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA).

HSE fines 2 companies for work-related incidents

Companies fined after worker injuries

By Joe Whitworth

The UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has fined a paper and board manufacturer and a plastics company after two separate worker accidents.