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Food safety and regulation covers everything from equipment and hygiene to legislation, HACCP, alerts and scares carrying plant implications, recalls, software, sensors, control management and cleaning.

Endocrine disruptor criteria aim in EC consultation

A consultation to help define criteria for endocrine disruptors has been launched by the European Commission.

NextGuard designed to inspect packaged products for flaws

Thermo Fisher Scientific has added inspection capabilities and enhanced detection to its NextGuard X-ray platform. 

Bold, underlined, italics, or coloured? How to highlight allergens for FIC

As the introduction of new EU allergen labelling regulation approaches, food producers want assurance their labels will be compliant, according to RL Solutions. 

'Three-headed dog’ on factory floor to detect contaminants

Combining three functions into one machine optimises investments and saves space on the factory floor, says Interfood Technology, as it introduces the Sparc Cerberus 420. 

FQN Food Outbreak roundtable TODAY!

FQN to host roundtable on foodborne outbreaks

FoodQualityNews is to host a roundtable debate today on the challenges, impacts and actions to tackle foodborne outbreaks.

Loma X5 spacesaver X-ray unit fits into production lines

Loma Systems has launched the X5 spacesaver X-ray, a food inspection unit which has been designed for production zones where space is at a premium. 

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AmDough biscuit belts gain EC food contact approval

Ammeraal Beltech has received EC food contact approval for its AmDough rotary moulder belts.

Eagle and AIS join forces to offer meat fat analysis service

Eagle Product Inspection has partnered with Advanced Inspection Services (AIS) to offer meat manufacturers fat analysis on a contract basis. 

NESTLE WATERS CORPORATE COMMS DIRECTOR, JANE LAZGIN, DEFENDS COMPANY'S OPERATIONS

‘Juices, soft drinks, beer all use more water!’ Nestle Waters hits back at California drought critics

Nestle Waters has hit back at critics who claim it draws too much water from a Southern Californian spring, insisting its products are sustainable and use minimal water versus other...

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GE Intelligent Platforms sponsors Food Safety Summit at Pack Expo

Industrial software providers GE Intelligent Platforms (GE) will sponsor this year’s Food Safety Summit Resource Center at Pack Expo in Chicago.

Salt of the Earth meets GRI-G4 sustainability guidelines

Salt of the Earth is one of 36 companies worldwide, and the first Israeli company, to pass GRI sustainability in advanced GRI-G4 guidelines.

Repackaging costs? Remember the cost of lost consumer confidence, says BEUC meat origin campaign

Industry should put less emphasis on the cost of relabelling and remember the cost of plummetting consumer confidence, according to a European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) campaign to extend mandatory meat...

FDA India closes packaging plant after it was caught reusing oil tins

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) India has closed down a packaging plant for palm olein oil after it discovered the owner was reusing old tins for the product, which...

Green Endeavor CEO: I’m an eco-industrialist; upscaling ‘green’ is simple

Bakers can take simple steps to go green by switching to eco-friendly cleaning products and it's surprising it hasn't happened already, says the CEO of Green Endeavor.

Small brands play catch up with food labelling rules

Small brands are reacting to food labelling changes more slowly than larger peers and risk a last-minute scramble to meet Food Information for Consumers (FIC) Regulation requirements, according to GS1...

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Selig Group wins Grade A BRC Certification

Selig Group’s closure seal manufacturing facility has received a Grade A certification under the British Retail Consortium‘s (BRC) Global Standards for Packaging and Packaging Materials.

Training sessions in English and Arabic

Campden BRI increases food safety training in the Middle East

Campden BRI will run food and drink safety training sessions in Dubai in conjunction with the Dubai International Food Safety Conference (November 9-11).

Barcodes on packaging to play ‘even more critical role’

Barcodes in the food and beverage industry will play an even more critical role, according to Global Vision automated proofreading technologies.

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Nestlé recall due to package mislabelling

Nestlé is recalling some Lean Cuisine Culinary Collection Chicken with Peanut Sauce because it may contain undeclared shrimp.

Insight

Human rights due diligence is part of the cost of business in SE Asia

Recently, it seems that not a week goes by without a lead story in the English-language press raising serious concerns about the adverse impact of some food and beverage companies...

Australia

Maggie Beer forced to amend misleading labels after ACCC wins action

The celebrity chef at the centre of an Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) ruling on misleading labelling has apologised to consumers and claimed the transgression was an innocent mistake.

Thermo Fisher Scientific backs food safety chemistry course

The food safety and quality analysis company is lending support to a specialized chemistry seminar program at a North Carolina university.

BioLargo ramps up food safety system

The company is joining with Clarion Water to broaden the reach of its Isan disinfection technology system, which has won recognition from DuPont.

Burrows Paper fined $58k for repeat H&S violations

Burrows Paper has come under fire from the US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for repeat violations over a five year period.

McCormick oregano recalled due to Salmonella threat

The spice giant is recalling containers of its Ground Oregano product after tests turned up possible Salmonella contamination.