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Sensor developed to improve BPA detection

A fluorescence sensor has been developed to improve detection of bisphenol A (BPA).

dispatches from Anuga FoodTec 2015

FQN investigates hygiene, cleaning and sanitation

FoodQualityNews spoke to the European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group (EHEDG) and Ecolab at Anuga FoodTec about the importance of hygienic design and systems to ensure hygiene, cleaning and sanitation.

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Object Solutions OS-PDM puts F&B manufacturers back in control

Object Solutions, which works with Nestlé Wagner, Campbell Soup and Dr. Oetker, is hosting a live webinar on its Product Information Management System OS-PDM this month.

EFSA evaluates the safety of ‘PET-M’ recycling process

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has evaluated the recycling processes for plastic waste, according to Commission Regulation (EC) No 282/2008 on recycled plastic materials intended to come into contact with...

France demands EU ban on BPA in thermal paper

The French Government has proposed an EU-wide ban on Bisphenol A (BPA) in thermal paper, according to the European Chemical Agency (ECHA).

Heuft uses pulsed X-ray to detect contaminants

Heuft Systemtechnik has launched an X-ray detector which combines pulsed X-ray technology with image convertors to detect foreign objects.

Anuga FoodTec 2015 review

Avure: We are working on avenues for HPP not even being thought about today

Avure Technologies is working on new avenues for high pressure processing (HPP) that are ‘not even being thought above today’, according to its CEO.

Worker injuries roundup: Tattenhall Dairy Products, Bakers Waste Services & Unicold Corp

Tattenhall Dairy Products, which produces Cheshire Farm Ice Cream, has been fined £7,500 and ordered to pay £11k costs for safety failings after an employee’s finger was cut off by...

Dispatches from Anuga FoodTec 2015

Multivac launches entry-level X-ray inspection machine

Multivac Marking & Inspection has launched an entry-level X-ray inspection system at Anuga FoodTec 2015.

European Commission to consider 700 chemicals for endocrine disrupting status

The European Commission is to look at 700 chemicals to predict whether they could be considered as endocrine disruptors.

Dispatches from Anuga FoodTec 2015

Petro-Canada to develop next generation of food grade lubricants with longevity in synthetic oils

Petro-Canada Lubricants, whose clients include Mondelēz International, Nestlé and Danish Crown, is developing its next generation of food grade lubricants to extend the longevity of synthetic oils, to be launched...

Dispatches from Anuga FoodTec 2015

Bühler and APRES evaluate industrial peanut dry roasting parameters in Salmonella reduction

Bühler has carried out tests with the American Peanut Research & Education Society (APRES) to evaluate the effectiveness of industrial peanut dry roasting parameters in Salmonella reduction using Salmonella surrogate,...

Warburg Pincus invests in Sterigenics International

Warburg Pincus will acquire a stake in Sterigenics International from Chicago-based private equity owner GTCR.

Liquidtight Flexible Steel Conduit inhibits bacterial growth in food production areas

AFC Cable Systems has launched Liquid-Tuff Liquidtight Flexible Conduit, with polyvinyl chloride (PVC) jacket to inhibit bacteria growth and withstand cleaning and sterilization using bleach.

NGOs sound warning on nanomaterial risk

Advocacy groups are calling on companies using nanomaterials to take steps to avoid or reduce the risks in food products and packaging.

Kloeckner Pentaplast, Starlinger and P&G join PET association

Petcore Europe challenges Indian Government on proposed ban of PET packaging

Klöckner Pentaplast, Starlinger and Procter & Gamble have joined Brussels-based association Petcore Europe, representing the PET industry in Europe.

Anuga FoodTec 2015 preview

S+S to launch x-ray system to inspect unpacked wet food

S+S Separation and Sorting Technology will launch a product inspection system suitable for wet washing at ANUGA FoodTec next week.

Software analyses food molecules to fight fraud

New software that analyses food molecules will provide cost effective ways to ensure food quality and prevent food fraud, say researchers.

‘Food businesses will find themselves in hot water if they don’t act quickly to implement necessary FIR changes’

Roythornes law firm has quizzed members of the Fresh Produce Consortium, The Food and Drink Forum, the British Frozen Food Federation, the Artisan Food Trail and Tastes of Anglia about...

Food Packaging Migration forum highlights study where coriander is a source of phthalates

Tom Neltner independent attorney, formerly the US Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has called for a ‘systematic regulatory way’ of getting what is used in food under control after a...

LiquiGlide defends attack from author who says its food product was created for coating car windshields

LiquiGlide CEO and co-founder, Dave Smith has defended the use of its non-stick coating for food applications after author Joanna Blythman highlighted it’s chemicals in her article ‘What Toxic Packaging...

News in brief

UPM Raflatac plants gain ISO 22000 certification

UPM Raflatac has been awarded ISO 22000:2005 food safety certification for factories in Finland (Tampere), the UK (Scarborough) and Poland (Wroclaw and Nowa Wies).

Celebrates 25th anniversary thanks to clients including Birds Eye and Nisbets

TME launches ThermoBarScan thermometer with Bluetooth and a Barcode

TM Electronics (TME) is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and has launched MM7100 ThermoBarScan, a Bluetooth thermometer with integral barcode scanner for the food industry. 

India

Government looks at encouraging states to adopt Maharashtra’s beef ban

With Maharashtra now joining the states of Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Gujarat in banning the slaughter of cows, India’s prime minister is now looking at the validity of encouraging other...

Clients include KFC and McDonald’s

Jimco to launch disinfection system that minimizes listeria and salmonella microorganisms

Jimco, which works with KFC and McDonald’s is launching a disinfection system that minimizes listeria and salmonella microorganisms.

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