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Gamers set sights on neutralizing aflatoxin

By Joseph James Whitworth

Mars, Thermo Fisher Scientific and three US universities have turned to an online game to help tackle aflatoxin.

Food alerts and recalls were made by the UK, US, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Sweden.

Food safety recall round-up 6-12 October 2017

Recalls: Salmonella, packing errors and allergens

By Joseph James Whitworth

Food alerts and recalls were made by the UK, US, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Sweden.

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Part 4 of 6: Thermo Fisher Scientific series

Detecting chlorinated paraffins in food using HRAM GC-MS

By Khalil Divan

Due to their potential for long-range transport, persistence and ability to bio-accumulate, chlorinated paraffins (CPs) are widespread in the environment and can be found in the food chain.

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Ecolab: Too early to quantify Hurricane Harvey impact

By Joseph James Whitworth

Ecolab has said it cannot yet quantify the effects of Hurricane Harvey but it did close three plants in Houston and industrial and refining customers also shut down operations.