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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.

Bird is the word: CMS and UGA tackle poultry processing safety

The antimicrobial specialist is teaming up with scientists at the University of Georgia on technology to increase the safety of secondary poultry processing environments.

2 Sisters Food Group announces audit all-clear

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) audits at two 2 Sisters Food Group plants have given the sites the all-clear.

FSA audits 2 Sisters Food Group after Campylobacter concerns

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has started audits at two 2 Sisters Food Group plants after hygiene standard concerns at the poultry processor.

News in brief

Inspectors shut down meat processing plant

Food safety inspectors have ordered the closure of a meat and poultry facility after inspectors found 136 different safety and sanitation violations at the site.

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.

COMMENT

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....

News in brief

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).

IFT 2014

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.