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Sonoco's deal for Weidenhammer cleared

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

Lawyer: FSMA is going to hit small snack makers hard

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is going to squeeze smaller snack players who may not have the finances and resources to implement required changes under regulations, warns a lawyer.

Lead level concerns in Maggi Noodles prompt Nestlé India response

Nestlé has hit back at orders from an Indian food safety authority to recall Maggi noodles because of lead levels.

Foodborne diseases takes centre stage at Refrigerated Food Safety Forum

Peter Wareing, principal food safety advisor, Leatherhead Food Research, will provide an insight into microbial surveillance and foodborne diseases in relation to shelf life at the Refrigerated Food Safety Forum...

3M Food Safety upgrades its Petrifilm Rapid Yeast & Mold Count Plate

3M Food Safety has updated its 3M Petrifilm Rapid Yeast & Mold Count Plate adding rapid plates that speed up the time it takes customers to get test results, as...

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Intertek receives IEC/ISO 17025:2005 accreditation for film and packaging

Intertek has received IEC/ISO 17025:2005 accreditation for the film and packaging industry from the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA).

Nestlé’ commended for its environmental stance

INCPEN promotes holistic approach with Circular Economy Package

INCPEN (The Industry Council for research on Packaging and the Environment) has published information on the EU Commission’s initial thoughts on a Circular Economy Package .

Cause of outbreak was most likely Chicken Marsala

Food Safety Summit goes ahead without incident despite being overshadowed by food poisoning outbreak last year

The 17th Annual Food Safety Summit went ahead as planned in Baltimore, US, recently with contingency plans in place to avoid an outbreak which saw more than 200 people sick...

NAMPA and ACC hit out at BPA decision

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) and the North American Metal Packaging Alliance (NAMPA) have slammed a decision by a Californian committee to list bisphenol A (BPA) on Proposition 65.

200 scientists sign consensus asking for PFCs in food packaging to be phased out

Over 200 scientists from 38 countries have signed a consensus statement asking for PFCs in food packaging to be phased out, according to The Green Science Policy Institute.

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Stay Fresh Foods to open second HPP center

Stay Fresh Foods is to open its second HPP tolling center in New Jersey next month.

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.

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