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.
Fonterra has recalled cheese slices in New Zealand after two reports of the plastic wrapping sticking to the cheese when unwrapped.
NASA has agreed to fund the development of a 3D food printer to supply food for astronauts during space travel and help feed the world’s growing population.
Bisphenol A (BPA) is absent from infant foods and formulae in Canada, according to the results of routine product testing by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).
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.
Mettler Toledo has launched a vision inspection system focussing on ensuring the correct type of lighting and utilising line scan camera technology.
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.
Sensitivity, stability and customer trust is vital when it comes to metal detection systems, according to CEIA.
Eagle Product Inspection has identified sanitation and survivability as key factors in the design of the new machines for the meat industry it unveiled last week.
Thermo Fisher Scientific claims its heavy-duty (HD) wash down metal detector can double the lifespan of conventional machines due to its temperature shock resistance.
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.
A new U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tool helps food processing facilities, transportation companies, retailers and others prevent intentional food contamination.
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).
Breast Cancer UK has claimed there is a “wealth of peer reviewed, scientific evidence that raises serious concerns” over the safety of exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) but the UK...
The tolerable daily intake (TDI) for phenol has been cut to 0.5 milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg) body weight (bw) per day from 1.5mg/kg bw/day, according to a European Food Safety...
The small levels of DEHP that can be ingested via food do not pose a health risk, according to the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR).
A US firm has filed a patent to stop or at least reduce the amount of bisphenol A (BPA) that migrates from can coatings in food and beverage products.
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.
Nestlé USA has recalled four varieties of its frozen pizzas due to plastic contamination fears.
The DuPont BAX System assay for detecting Salmonella has been recognized AOAC International as an Official Method of Analysis (OMA) 2013.03.
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.
A report by market research outfit Frost & Sullivan indicates antimicrobial food coating technologies and products are surging, thanks in large part due to concerns over increasing food safety, quality...