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Safety & Regulation

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.

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Ozone Purification secures investment to accelerate market launch

Ozone Purification (OZO) has secured an undisclosed investment from Astia Angels and Wheatsheaf Group.

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Fortress claims 100% increase in stainless steel detection

Fortress Technology claims it can increase stainless steel detection by 100% compared to recent generations of metal detectors.

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FSMA produce rule is ‘damaging’ - FARFA

The Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) final rule relating to produce has been described as ‘damaging’, by a national organization.

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Tyson Foods recalls chicken wings due to “off odour”

Tyson Foods is recalling more than 50,000 pounds of chicken wings because of an “off odour” scent, according to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS).

Sentencing guidelines toughened for food safety offences

Guidelines beefing up potential penalties for food safety and hygiene offences in England and Wales will come into effect from next year.

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Ut-Oh SpaghettiOs! Plastic findings prompt recall

Campbell Soup Company is recalling 355,000 cans of SpaghettiOs Original due to a potential choking hazard posed by pieces of red plastic found in some cans.

Food safety is a global issue which needs to be addressed locally - GFSI

The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) has entered into three partnerships to boost food safety.

South African population to increase by 7 million by 2050

Eagle Product Inspection strengthens its market position in Africa

Eagle Product Inspection has partnered with J-Pak, in Africa, to distribute its x-ray inspection systems for applications including bakery, dairy, snacks, confectionery, cereals and grains.

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Ishida Europe leak detector minimises spoilage in pre packed cheese

Ishida Europe has launched a leak detector to minimise spoilage in pre-packed retail products, such as hard, soft and grated cheese.

EVT pilots EyeSens Object Counter for ice cream sugar cones

EVT (Eye Vision Technology) has launched its first smart thermal imaging camera as it pilots its EyeSens ObjectCounter, which can check for quality control of objects such as ice cream...

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ConAgra issues recall following allergic reaction

ConAgra Foods has recalled trail mix due to the presence of an ingredient that contains milk protein, which is not declared on the packaging.

MOCON enhances microbiological detection system

MOCON has improved the shelf life and temperature range of oxygen sensor vials used with its GreenLight rapid microbial detection system.

Causes of injuries to workers in UK food industry revealed

Major injuries increased but over 3-days injuries decreased in the UK food industry, according to a survey.

Consultation on BPA and PFOA restriction

Two draft opinions proposing restrictions on Bisphenol A and PFOA use have been opened to comments.

Mettler-Toledo bulks up inspection capabilities

Mettler-Toledo Safeline has introduced an X-ray inspection system for food manufacturers looking to inspect bulk flow products.

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France and Japan to cooperate on food safety

France and Japan have signed a cooperation agreement around food safety.

DuPont settles with EPA on Clean Air Act violations

DuPont will pay $724k after a fire and explosion at one of its chemical plants in 2010 that killed one worker and badly burned another.

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Loma nets additional installations from seafood producer

Joseph Robertson has installed two CW3 combination checkweigher and metal detection units and an IQ3 metal detector from Loma Systems.

EUROPEN launches joint recommendations for 2015 Circular Economy proposals

EUROPEN and 28 other associations representing consumer goods brands, packaging producers, material producers and extended producer responsibility (EPR) organisations, have announced a set of joint recommendations for the new Circular...

Fortress Technology announces worldwide release of its Interceptor metal detectors

Fortress Technology will launch its Interceptor line of metal detectors at Pack Expo, in Las Vegas, this month.

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NSF International to run food safety seminars at Pack Expo

NSF International and Fuchs Lubricants Co will present food safety seminars at Pack Expo.

1,000 counterfeit EPAL Euro pallets seized at Ukrainian/Slovakian border

More than 1,000 counterfeit EPAL Euro pallets have been seized during a large-scale inspection at the Ukrainian/Slovakian border.

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Best Sanitizers help food processors put best (clean) foot forward

Best Sanitizers has introduced footwear sanitation claiming it is a ‘significant step forward’ for food processors.

Case-by-case Nano assessment ‘not efficient long term approach’

The current case-by-case risk assessment of nanomaterials (NMs) is not the most efficient long term approach to ensure safety, according to a review which looked at regulatory approaches.

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Filtec undergoes rebrand and promises refreshed product line

Industrial Dynamics Company has become Filtec and has promised a refreshed product line.

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