All news articles for January 2017

Continent wide shortage of fresh winter vegetables means more business for frozen and processed suppliers ©iStock

EU vegetable shortage: Crisis or opportunity?

By Louis Gore-Langton

Weather conditions continue to mar vegetable production in some of the EU’s foremost growing regions – but is this a blessing in disguise for the processed food sector?

Picture: iStock. A burger in a restaurant in Hesse tested positive for Salmonella Stourbridge but no cases were reported in this state

Burger link to German Salmonella outbreak

By Joseph James Whitworth

A burger has tested positive for Salmonella Stourbridge but no cases were reported in the same region as part of investigations into an outbreak which has killed two people.

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Four tools to help fight food borne illness & boost food safety efforts

By Elizabeth Crawford

Declaring that public health professionals are “losing the battle” against food borne illness, a former president of the International Association of Food Protection suggests food safety specialists over-rely on training, inspecting and testing and instead...

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FQN digests 2016 and injects topics of 2017

SCIEX on mass spectrometry, authenticity and allergen testing

By Joseph James Whitworth

To get a handle on the food safety and quality landscape we sent a Q+A to several companies in the industry to discuss the highlights of 2016 and to predict what this year could bring.

Qlip CEO Jan Bobbink and His Majesty King Willem-Alexander open the new Qlip dairy lab in Zutphen, the Netherlands.

Dutch Qlip dairy lab opens

By Jim Cornall

Qlip’s new dairy laboratory in Zutphen, the Netherlands, has been officially opened by the King of the Netherlands.