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Hindus outraged by beef and alcohol use in Heinz juice manufacturing

Hindus outraged by beef and alcohol use in Heinz juice manufacturing

A prominent Hindu leader has demanded an apology from Heinz Australia, which he claims concealed its use of alcohol and beef-derived gelatine in some of its juice drinks.

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spotlight on poultry processing after guardian investigation

How do you ensure food safety with tight margins and changing demand?

Poultry processing plants are not just talking about food safety: they are proactively looking to enhance measures throughout operations, says CMS Technology. 

Plain packaging pay out to Mars would ‘certainly not be trivial’, says Institute of Economic Affairs

Mars in 2012 wrote to the UK’s Department of Health to express concern over the potential impact on branding and intellectual property rights should tobacco plain packaging policy be extended to food – something the Institute of Economic Affairs said could cost the government big bucks should a mega-confectionery brand take...

Why did the chicken cross Europe? To call for better labelling

A chicken farmer’s daughter is calling for clear and mandatory ‘method of production’ labelling on poultry meat – by dressing up as a chicken called ‘Rosa’ and touring Europe for 39 days. 

US and Mexico align on produce safety

Food safety officials from the US and Mexico have announced plans to unite on increasing the safety of fresh and minimally processed foods.

Smooth sailing: Key conveyors add contaminant-resistant stainless steel

Key Technology has reworked its vibratory conveyors with a stainless-steel rotary finish to resist bacterial attachment.

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Food Safety recall round-up 25-31 July

Recalls: E.coli O111, Listeria and iron filings from FoodQualityNews.com

This week in the recall round-up gallery the  reasons behind food withdrawals takes us to the UK, US, Canada, France, Belgium and Germany.

Nestlé patent outlines straining-free process for 14% protein Greek yogurt from DairyReporter.com

Nestlé has applied to patent a method it says will produce reduced-lactose skim milk-based Greek yogurt with a protein content of up to 14%, without adding protein or the use of straining technology.

Meat storage times could be increased - EFSA from FoodQualityNews.com

The time between slaughter and minced meat preparation could be extended without increasing the growth of potentially harmful bacteria, according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Chobani request to appeal UK Greek yogurt injunction rejected from DairyReporter.com

Chobani's long-running legal battle with rival Fage over its use of the term 'Greek yogurt' in the UK is seemingly at an end, after it was refused permission to launch a second appeal against a 2013 High Court injunction.

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Flexible packaging emphasizes convenience

Top five flexible packaging trends

A leader from packaging provider Zip-Pak has offered his views on what trends are driving the flexible...

Krones will slash Italian jobs to ensure site’s ‘long-term future’

Krones will slash Italian jobs to ensure site’s ‘long-term future’

Krones said today that it will scrap packaging and palletising operations at its subsidiary Kosme, which specializes...

Food packaging labels must be easier to understand: Canada

Canada demands clearer nutrition labels

The Canadian government is proposing changes to its labels on food packaging to make the data more...

Food safety violations land Sysco a $19.4m penalty

Sysco penalized $19.4m for unrefrigerated food storage

Food distribution giant Sysco has been ordered to pay nearly $20m in restitution for keeping perishable food...