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PRINTING AND LABELING SPECIAL EDITION

FIC: GS1 UK looks at common labelling issues and misconceptions

Big brands are well on their way to being FIC compliant, but for many smaller businesses there is still work to do, according to GS1 UK.

Check, please! Eagle x-ray software monitors packaged food for contaminants and weight

Eagle Product inspection’s SimlTask PRO image analysis software checks products for contaminants and defects, without destroying the packaging around them.

Walmart, Trader Joe's fruit recalled in Listeria scare

A fruit packaging company is recalling peaches, plums, nectarines, and pluots due to contamination concerns; the recall is affecting Walmart, Trader Joe’s, Kroger, and other US retailers.

Six Evol Foods employees sickened by carbon monoxide

Half a dozen staffers at the company’s frozen food processing plant have been sickened by carbon monoxide emissions.

Sysco penalized $19.4m for unrefrigerated food storage

Food distribution giant Sysco has been ordered to pay nearly $20m in restitution for keeping perishable food in unrefrigerated storage.

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Singing about foodborne pathogens is "Weird"

With his latest single, comedy genius "Weird Al" Yankovic has accomplished what is likely an industry first: climbing to the top of the charts with a song about foodborne pathogens....

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Cognex has a high-speed camera vision

Cognex has launched a compact smart-camera vision system that it says will allow food and beverage manufacturers to inspect products at a rate of up to 400 products per second.

O-I disclosed problems with Clorox ahead of Graham deal, finds judge

Owens Illinois (O-I) sufficiently disclosed problems with bottles supplied to Clorox, according to a verdict in the New York Supreme Court in a suit as part of Graham Packaging’s $1.2bn...

General Mills certifies food safety laboratory

The consumer packaged food giant has approved ABC Research Laboratories as one of its certified food safety testing providers.

ConAgra cookie production goes nut-free

Lofthouse Cookies, a ConAgra Foods brand, has transitioned its main bakery to nut-free production to accommodate demand for allergen-free products.

Pumped up: Mettler-Toledo metal detectors withstand tough food environments

Mettler-Toledo Safeline has introduced metal detectors designed to eradicate metal contaminants from a range of food products.

Food packaging firm gets £33k bill for severed finger

A food packaging firm has been ordered to pay more than £33,000 after one of its workers suffered a severed finger and other hand injuries while trying to unblock a...

Legislation to ban BPA could push America backward – NAMPA

Legislation to ban bisphenol A (BPA) from food and beverage containers could ‘push America backward in public health’, according to the North American Metal Packaging Alliance (NAMPA).

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Continental Carbonic freezes food contaminants with dry ice

By eliminating water from the cleaning process, the company's dry-ice blasting technology avoids downtime and reduces the risk of harmful bacterial growth.

Kellogg’s worker dies after factory fall

A Kellogg’s employee has died after taking a fall at one of the cereal and snack maker’s production facilities.

Bühler Aeroglide cracks the code on peanut safety

Food scientists at Bühler Aeroglide report they have come up with a method to dry-roast peanuts that significantly reduces the risk of Salmonella contamination.

Safe sipping: Juice Tyme lands GFSI safety certification

Beverage producer Juice Tyme has received Food Safety System Certification 22000 from benchmarking group the Global Food Safety Initiative.

Sneak peek inside the Bürkert Triembach factory

What really happens inside the Bürkert Cleanroom?

FoodProductionDaily visited Bürkert’s Triembach-au-Val factory near Strasbourg, in France recently.

Niagara Bottling taps into safety software

Niagara Bottling, a bottled water producer, is incorporating quality management software to increase the safety at its plant.

MidWest Foods upgrades video surveillance to guard food safety

Midwest Foods, a large US food distributor, has installed a video surveillance system to ensure the safety of its products and workers.

Bühler stands out from the crowd with night vision goggle technology

Bühler is standing out from the competition by using InGaAs (indium-gallium-arsenide) technology in its Sortex sorters, which is similar to infrared detectors used in night vision goggles.

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FMI: Food traceability requires a common language

For traceability to work, food industry stakeholders must create and share a common language on safety and sourcing, according to one industry expert.

ExxonMobil’s Equipment Builder Group 100th anniversary

Food contamination risks can be reduced by switching to H1 food-grade lubricants

Food contamination risks can be mitigated by switching operations to food-grade lubricants which are registered H1 by global health organisation National Sanitation Foundation International (NSF), according to ExxonMobil Fuels &...

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Nestlé USA recalls 10,000 packages of ice cream

Nestlé USA is recalling 10,000 packages of Häagen-Dazs ice cream due to mismatched packaging which does not identify peanuts.

IFT: Consumers tapped into food traceability

One industry expert says traceability technology is evolving in response to consumer desires, in addition to regulatory requirements.