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.
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UK-based research groups Campden BRI and CABI have teamed up to consistent scientific support covering the entire food and drink supply chain as the world’s population continues to increase.
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.
Organic growth and acquisition has led to Mocon creating four global business units: US-based Permeation; Industrial Analysers and Microbial Detection; and Package Testing, based in Denmark.
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).
Ulma Packaging has launched a wash down version of its Flow-Vac system to meet the demands of the fresh products industry.
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.
A large UK butchery firm in Lewisham, London, has been fined for safety failings after an employee sliced his forearm because his safety gloves offered insufficient protection.
An influential US Department of Labor safety body has cited Anheuser-Busch, alleging that the firm failed to protect Houston brewery workers from exposure to carbon dioxide and other workplace hazards.
The state of California has placed bisphenol-A (BPA) on its ranking of dangerous chemicals that should not be used in products consumers are exposed to.
Potato varieties, blanching times and frying temperatures can all affect acrylamide levels in potato chips, according to a study just published in the Journal of the Science of Food & Agriculture.
Light curtains could help address food factory accidents involving lack of appropriate safety guards on equipment, although they are not a foolproof solution, according to Dr Martin Kidman, Sick machinery safety product specialist.
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.
Anheuser-Busch InBev $20.1bn takeover target Grupo Modelo has confirmed that seven of its staff have died in an accident at its Mexico City brewery.
Lack of time is the greatest barrier to providing effective food safety training, according to more than seven in 10 food and drink processors globally surveyed by Campden BRI.
Cloud technology could fight horse meat-type food fraud issues by enhancing traceability, according to specialists in the field JDA.
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 levels thereof in common beverages such as Coke.
Triclosan, an antimicrobial ingredient used in some hand soaps in the food processing industry, is under the microscope again after a US Court of Appeal decision.