Sebastian Hielm presenting at GFSC 2016

dispathces from GFSC 2016 in Berlin

GFSC Day 2 round-up: Globalisation and consumer role

By Joseph James Whitworth

Globalisation of the food chain, the attempt to harmonise standards and consumer role were highlighted on the second day of a food safety meeting.

Mike Taylor, deputy commissioner for foods, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) presenting on Day 1

Dispatches from GFSC 2016 in Berlin

GFSC Day 1 round-up: Auditor competence and role of big data

By Joseph James Whitworth

Assurances on auditor competence, using ‘big data’ as part of a proactive system and food fraud featured heavily on the opening day of an international conference.

Roka's Atlas system

Roka develops limits testing for poultry

By Joseph James Whitworth

Roka Bioscience has developed a testing approach with Cargill to give an indication of potential Salmonella contamination in poultry products.

Cargill Meat Solutions recalled product

Cargill recalls beef due to string contamination concerns

By Joseph James Whitworth

Cargill Meat Solutions is recalling almost 8,300 pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with blue string, according to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS).

Cargill Meat Solutions staff responded favorably to MediaBox liquid culture media when they used it to test a large number of samples. Photo: Megan McMunn.


Cargill meat testing thinks outside the box

When Cargill Media Solutions needed to test a significant number of samples, they opted for ready-to-use liquid culture media to save time and effort.

Food experts faced off at the GFSC 2014 event in a game of Food Safety Jeopardy.


Cargill & Tyson Foods bring food safety to the fore

By Jenni Spinner

A trio of industry leaders recently gathered in a battle of wits, presented in a game-show format, to see whose knowledge of crucial food safety issues is the most impressive.