Microbes inhabiting contact and environmental sites in food processing are mostly harmful as microbial communities that form in critical places contaminate the surfaces and consequently the products made in that particular process.
Microscan has launched its AutoVISION inspection suite, which includes compact smart cameras and machine vision software to verify 1D and 2D barcodes.
Food manufacturers have fresh weaponry to aid their fight against factory contamination in the form of electric switches and dust and splash covers with anti-bacterial, anti-mould and anti-fungal coatings.
Foodborne sickness salmonella enterica’s growing resistance to drug treatment has been highlighted in a study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and supported by the Public Health...
Chemicals leaching from food packaging may drive up high blood pressure in children, according to a US study.
US authorities are suing a fish processor based in Brooklyn, New York, for manufacturing ready-to-eat fish products under insanitary conditions, with inadequate safety procedures.
Listeria, Salmonella and undeclared allergens were the source of the greatest number of incidents of food contamination logged in the latest US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) report....
Demand for fresh, everyday consumables is fuelling growth in the active, intelligent and controlled food and drink packaging market, the latest report from BCC Research claims.
The UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) has injected £500,000 into funding food safety, authenticity and traceability research in collaboration with the Technology Strategy Board (TSB).
Eurofins reported solid growth in food testing in the first financial quarter of 2013, which also helped offset negative impacts on revenue in France, according to the bioanalysis firm.
Food manufacturers are avoiding printer maintenance and facing higher waste and even recall costs as a consequence, according to Martyn Lynch, managing director and chief executive at Abington auditors.
Thorntons has recalled three varieties of chocolates after they were found to be contaminated with glass while fake Wonka bars have been found on sale in the UK.
Numbers of EU consumers contracting Campylobacter and E.coli food poisoning are increasing, with the data on E.coli particularly worrying, according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
Alcoa will clean-up a US river at an estimated cost of $243m after chemicals from one of its sites were found to have contaminated river sediment.
EU packaging firms are concerned the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is not consulting the industry enough in its discussions on authorisation of food contact materials in packaging.
Cloud technology could fight horse meat-type food fraud issues by enhancing traceability, according to specialists in the field JDA.
The Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) need to re-evaluate its E.coli testing relating to the downstream processing of boxed beef products, according to the results of an audit from the...
Nanoparticles from food and drink packaging will not migrate into the product, according to a prominent expert in the field.
Scientific experts have outlined the focus on the level of evidence needed to characterise endocrine activity, according to a report from the Joint Research Centre (JRC).
Scientists in the US have genetically modified an E.coli strain so that it is ‘addicted’ to caffeine, where it feeds on the stimulant and serves as a biosensor to measure...
An EU project is aiming to assess the contamination risks for seafood from the marine environment and potential affects on human health.
Forty kilograms of horse meat labelled as diced beef has been sold in Preston and Liverpool, according to the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA).
Eagle Product Inspection is poised to launch meat quality analysis tools it hopes will help food processors crack down on contamination and lack of traceability in the supply chain.
Food scientists have developed natural antimicrobials for poultry meat from whey protein isolate edible films and oregano or clove essential oils (EOs).
Food industry advisory body Campden BRI is exploring the effects of cold plasma technology on specific surfaces and microorganisms to help food manufacturers wage war on pathogens.
Seattle tofu and soy processor Chu Minh Corps has suffered the loss of its food manufacturing licence and a fine of $17,800 after repeated sanitation problems.