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Hormel Foods issues recall after flashlight parts found

Hormel Foods Corporation is recalling 450 pounds of beef products after parts of a flashlight were found in the production area.

VTT files patent for bio-based mineral oil barrier film in cereals

VTT (Technical Research Centre of Finland) has filed a patent for a bio-based mineral oil barrier film and is looking for partners to commercialize the technology.

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Sainsbury’s recalls Camembert after Listeria scare

Sainsbury’s in the UK is recalling some of its Camembert products with use-by dates up to and including March 6, 2016 due to the potential presence of Listeria.

Kettle Chips recalls UK products over plastic contamination fear

Kettle Foods has recalled a number of packs of its Kettle Chips in the UK over fears they may contain pieces of plastic.

German researchers claim plasticisers in food packaging causes weight gain

Researchers at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) and the Integrated Research and Treatment Centre (IFB) at the University Hospital of Leipzig, Germany, claim plasticisers (phthalates) can cause weight gain....

Mondelēz to pay $750k to settle excessive lead in cookies claim

Mondelēz International has agreed to pay a $750,000 settlement to the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) California Department of Justice in a probe against excessive levels of lead in...

Allied Bakeries and Sainsbury's investigate metal contamination scare

Manufacturer Allied Bakeries and UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s have launched an investigation into how metal may have contaminated a batch of the retailer’s own-label bread.

Multisorb receives GFSI FSSC 22000 certification

‘Color is one of the most important factors that influence consumer’s buying decisions’

Multisorb Technologies, which makes sorbent products, such as desiccants, moisture regulators and oxygen absorbers to extend shelf life has received a (Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) FSSC 22000 certification for...

EFSA evaluates rPET chain extender substances to increase molecular weight

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has carried out a study on two chain extender substances in rPET following a request from the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, in...

Metal contamination fear prompts Sainsbury's own-label bread recall in UK

UK supermarket chain Sainsbury's has recalled some of its own-label bread over fear the loaves are contaminated with metal.

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Mekitec reveals X-ray inspection supply partnership

Mekitec has partnered with Bizerba to supply its Meki range of inspection systems in the Americas.

Yogurt firm has ‘risen from the ashes’ and doubled production after fire

Greek yogurt manufacturer Kri-Kri has ‘risen from the ashes’ after a Christmas Eve fire two years’ ago and doubled production capacity, rebuilding a factory and installing an Ishida IX-GA-65100 X-ray...

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Evonik constructs production plant for specialty copolyester

Evonik Industries is building a production plant for specialty copolyesters, at its Witten site, in Germany, scheduled for completion in 2018.

Food contact substances banned as industry says they are no longer used

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has banned three perfluoroalkyl ethyl containing food-contact substances (FCSs) that industry says are no longer manufactured anyway.

Substitution found in turkey product testing

Chicken, beef and pork substitution were found in 7% of turkey products, according to an analysis by Clear Food.

Guest article

FDA’s FSVP rule and implications for food packaging

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published its long-awaited final rule on Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals (FSVP). [1]  

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Nestlé Waters-owned company recalls tea after consumer complaints

A Nestlé Waters-owned company has recalled tea after four complaints of glass in the product.

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What do you do? Christy Draus, Eagle Product Inspection

As part of FoodProductionDaily’s ongoing series of 60-second interviews with the movers and shakers of the food and beverage industry, we caught up with Christy Draus, marketing manager, Eagle Product...

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The importance of sanitary bottling machinery for foods and sauces

‘Bottled food and sauce products, like other spoilable items, require packaging that properly avoids contamination and damage to its contents.

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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.

PLUS: Keller & Heckman reaction to food-contact substances subject to FSVP rule

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.

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