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AFFI: FDA needs more funds to support FSMA but not through user fees

A coalition of more than 60 groups has called for additional US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) funding to come from the Congressional budget rather than new user fees.

Reaction to Danish government limit on fluorocarbons in baking paper, pizza boxes & food wrapping

The Danish food authorities have introduced a guidance value on fluorinated substances in food packaging, which includes baking paper, pizza boxes and food wrapping.

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Peco InspX establishes UK presence

Peco InspX has opened a company demonstration lab and service center in the UK.

Research shows trace amounts of toxic substances in plastic don’t contaminate F&B products

Trace amounts of toxic substances used to make plastics don’t contaminate the food or beverage products they contain at a significant level and pose no immediate threat to consumers, according...

‘Should ISO 22000 become an industry standard for F&B production suppliers?’

Atlas Copco's Oil-free Air Division production facility in Antwerp, Belgium, was awarded ISO 22000 certification for food safety recently.

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Kraft Heinz recalls 2m pounds of turkey bacon

Kraft Heinz is recalling more than 2 million pounds of turkey bacon linked to illness.

Ardagh fined by EPA over wastewater discharge violation

Ardagh Glass will pay a $103,440 penalty and fund three environmental projects costing about $121,700 to settle claims it was discharging wastewater in violation of its permits.

SICK’s safety switch for Multivac

SICK has designed a safety switch specifically for Multivac to use on its thermoforming equipment.

DS Smith fined £400k after worker is crushed to death by falling into machine

DS Smith has been fined £400k and ordered to pay £34k costs by the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a worker became trapped in unguarded machinery and died.

Two workers taken to hospital after Nestlé Poland Spring water ammonia leak

Up to 100 employees were evacuated and two workers were taken to hospital after an ammonia leak at Poland Spring water bottling plant in Poland, Maine, on Thursday (August 6).

SQUIDs: The future of food inspection?

A metallic contaminant detector using SQUID technology has been created by researchers at Toyohashi Tech.

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Reflex installs fifth Sesotec metal detection system

Reflex Nutrition has installed the latest of five Sesotec metal detection systems for its production lines. 

OSHA: International Paper failed to give employee fire-resistant clothing - his death was 'preventable'

International Paper failed to supply a 57-year-old employee with fire-resistant clothing and did not train him and other staff on the physical hazards of combustible fly ash, according to a...

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Indian regulator is preparing new alcohol and labelling regulations

Indian regulator is preparing new alcohol and labelling regulations

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Cert ID Europe: Top consumer trends to emerge in the next five years

Cert ID Europe has launched VAPor for an independent assessment of  vulnerable ‘hotspots’ in the food supply chain, as it plans to open an office in India, to meet a...

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As food contamination regulations tighten, we will see a big shift from metal detection towards X-ray inspection

A former FMCG high-care engineering manager has fulfilled his dream of creating a business for food manufacturers. 

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‘Fortress has something even better coming soon that will all but eliminate product effect’

Inspecting wet products like meat, dairy and ready meals, known as the ‘product effect’, has presented manufacturers with challenges for many years, according to Fortress Technology.

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Mettler-Toledo launches OEE Reporting Feature for Profile and Signature Touch Metal Detectors

Mettler-Toledo has launched an Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) Reporting Feature for its Profile, Profile Advantage and Signature Touch metal detectors using an existing RS232 and Ethernet interface or through its...

Anti-counterfeit technologies widely adopted in developed regions such as US, Germany

Top 10 companies providing anti-counterfeit products for the F&B industry

RFID (radio-frequency identification) tags represent the fastest growing F&B anti-counterfeit products at 20.4% CAGR from 2015-2020, according to Allied Market Research (AMR), an Oregon, US based market Intelligence company.

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CHEM Trust joins NGOs to highlight the importance of REACH to the Circular Economy

The debate on the ‘Circular Economy’ is hotting up, as the Juncker Commission tries to work out what changes it is going to make to the existing proposal to make...

French BPA ban referred to Constitutional Court

PlasticsEurope has welcomed the Conseil d´État’s decision to refer the case around the French law suspending the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in food contact materials to the Constitutional Court....

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BRC launches fifth Global Standard issue

BRC Global Standards has released its fifth issue of its Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials.

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HAZMAT crews called to Coca-Cola ammonia spill

Fire and Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) teams are on the scene of an ammonia leak at the Coca-Cola Bottling Plant in Speedway, Indianapolis, US.

Impact of EDC criteria on food industry difficult to quantify - FDE

FoodDrinkEurope said it is ‘difficult to quantify’ the impact of criteria on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in the sector without knowing how they will be identified and classified.

Sonoco's deal for Weidenhammer cleared

The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has provisionally cleared Sonoco’s acquisition of Weidenhammer Packaging Group.

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