The belt manufacturer said its new Habasit LINK M0870 Micropitch Flat Top 0.3” pitch system is most applicable to the conveying of delicate small footprint food products such as baked goods or confectionery between conveyor systems as the extremely tight transfer, enhanced tracking and product stability of the belt reduces gaps in nose bar transfers.
The addition of cranberry concentrate to ground beef may serve as an supplementary hurdle to control potential E. coli O157:H7 outbreaks associated with ground beef, claims a new US study.
A US conference looked at ways to improve food safety through harmonization of global third party food safety audit criteria.
The UK meat industry and taxpayers will both benefit when ways of improving efficiency in abattoirs suggested by a new report are implemented, according to the British Meat Processors Association.
Electron beam emitters are being used by researchers to find ways of replacing thermal and chemical processes for cleaner, more efficient, lower-cost manufacturing and greener packaging.
Global food quality and safety analysts, Intertek, has acquired a Poland-based food testing laboratory, EKO-LAB, claiming increased demand for expert food testing in Eastern Europe.
Enterococcus faecium WHE 81, a multi-bacteriocin producer, is effective as an antimicrobial against Listeria monocytogenes in Munster cheese, a red smear soft cheese, according to a French study.
Metal detectable plastic tags for containers and pallets in food processing plants are integrated with an additive to ensure they are detectable in case they inadvertently become mixed up with the product, says the developer.
The Chinese government and two leading food manufacturers are implementing mass spectrometry-based technologies for food analysis as part of efforts to identify and contain the spread of melamine in the food supply following the milk contamination scandal earlier this year, claims Applied Biosystems.
A technique to detect Clostridium botulinum in food products can deliver results in three hours as opposed to the four day delay associated with traditional methods, claims Leatherhead Food International (LFI).
The not-for-profit US consumer advocacy group, Consumers Union (CU), claims that while the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) new report on its current food safety activities shows some progress, it is not enough to adequately protect the American food supply.
A draft report from a UK food safety committee has recommended that manufacturers consider the impact on microbiological safety when making formulation changes to the key controlling factors such as salt in specific products.
Pulsed light can be used to inactivate micro-organisms on food and packaging surfaces. Craig Leadley from Campden BRI outlines how the technology might also provide cost savings to manufacturers.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has recommended lower Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) for several active substances used in pesticides that the European Commission considered could have possible safety concerns for human health.
Fish and shellfish are more likely to cause foodborne-illness than any other category of food product, according to the US Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI).
FDA validation of a waterless recycling process means that US food companies can avail of recycled polyethylene terephthalate (RPET) flake for use in a range of food product packaging types, claims a US recycling company.
A new metal detector targeted at the food processing sector offers minimal loss of good material due to a fast reacting, powerful pneumatic drive for the reject gate, says the manufacturer.
A new phage-based technology aimed at eliminating or reducing contamination of red meat and fresh produce by E. coli 0157:H7 has received a development grant from the US Army, according to its developer, Intralytix.
A new coating technology for food processing plant interiors utilizes titanium dioxide to inhibit odours and reduces the risk of bacterial contamination, claims the Canadian developer.
Food hygiene managers are set to gain a greater insight into good techniques for the cleaning and disinfection of factories, with a conference organised to support guidelines published by Campden BRI earlier this year.