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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.

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IFCO Systems partners with Sealed Air to disinfect its reusable containers

IFCO Systems, which supplies reusable plastic containers (RPCs) for shipping fresh products, has partnered with Sealed Air to use its Diversey cleaning and hygiene disinfectant.

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FDA to hold public meeting on key FSMA proposed rules

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced it will hold a public meeting Nov. 13 to discuss potential changes to four proposed rules associated with the Food Safety...

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Moving targets: Recycling rate calculations needs to be clarified, says Europen

Europen is calling on upcoming EU legislation to refrain from setting mandatory national packaging design requirements, saying this will undermine the internal market for goods in the EU.

High throughput checkweigher gives ‘future-proof system’ – Mettler Toledo

Mettler-Toledo Garvens has introduced a checkweigher so food manufacturers can achieve higher throughput rates and future-proof production lines.

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FSMA: Many people are unfamiliar with the requirements and consequences of failing to renew their US FDA registrations

‘Packers & processors must renew their FDA registrations between October 1 and December 31, 2014.

175 chemicals with known hazardous properties legally used in food packaging

175 chemicals with known hazardous properties are legally used in the production of food packaging, according to a study by the Food Packaging Forum (FPF).

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Loma launches CW3 Compact Combo range

Loma Systems has unveiled a range of CW3 Compact Combination Checkweighing and Metal Detection units.

Smithers Pira: Risk of NIAS top of the agenda at Food Contact conference

Smithers Pira will discuss the Plastics Implementation Measure and the Dutch draft guidance on risk assessment of NIAS (Non-Intentionally Added Substances), at the Plastics and Paper in Contact with Foodstuffs,...

‘There is a big gap in food safety - why should people trust FCMs if they don’t trust pesticides’

Consumers are buying more organic food because of a mistrust in pesticides but the irony is there are more contaminants in Food Contact Materials which they are unaware of.

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PURE Bioscience submits FCN for produce processing aid

PURE Bioscience has submitted a Food Contact Notification (FCN) for Silver Dihydrogen Citrate (SDC) as a produce processing aid.

Nestlé: Is there a role for in silico toxicology in the safety assessment of packaging?

Nestlé is working with ILSI (International Life Sciences Institute) Europe, the University of Parma and its in-house Chemical Food Safety Group on in silico toxicology in the safety assessment of...

Bisphenol substitutes among chemicals added to SIN List

A list of chemicals of high concern has been updated with substances added including those used in food packaging.

Food Packaging Forum: How hazardous chemicals are managed in FCMs

The Food Packaging Forum (FPF) opened its second annual workshop on hazardous chemicals in food contact materials (FCM), calling for a stronger and professional regulatory system.

Connect 2 Cleanrooms unveils HEPA-lite mobile cleanroom as it signs ME client

‘Manufacturers to deal with contamination at the point of exposure to the product’

Connect 2 Cleanrooms has launched HEPA-lite, a mobile, adjustable cleanroom unit which can be fitted at mission-critical elements of the manufacturing process line. 

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Fowler Products launches inspection/rejection system for capping applications

Fowler Products, powered by Pro Mach has launched a high speed inspection/rejection system for capping applications which can cap and inspect more than 900 bottles per minute.

Nestlé and Kellogg acknowledge risks of carbon pollution from power plants

Nestlé and Kellogg have partnered with companies including General Mills and Unilever by joining Ceres' Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP).

Endocrine disruptor criteria aim in EC consultation

A consultation to help define criteria for endocrine disruptors has been launched by the European Commission.

NextGuard designed to inspect packaged products for flaws

Thermo Fisher Scientific has added inspection capabilities and enhanced detection to its NextGuard X-ray platform. 

Bold, underlined, italics, or coloured? How to highlight allergens for FIC

As the introduction of new EU allergen labelling regulation approaches, food producers want assurance their labels will be compliant, according to RL Solutions. 

'Three-headed dog’ on factory floor to detect contaminants

Combining three functions into one machine optimises investments and saves space on the factory floor, says Interfood Technology, as it introduces the Sparc Cerberus 420. 

FQN Food Outbreak roundtable TODAY!

FQN to host roundtable on foodborne outbreaks

FoodQualityNews is to host a roundtable debate today on the challenges, impacts and actions to tackle foodborne outbreaks.

Loma X5 spacesaver X-ray unit fits into production lines

Loma Systems has launched the X5 spacesaver X-ray, a food inspection unit which has been designed for production zones where space is at a premium. 

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AmDough biscuit belts gain EC food contact approval

Ammeraal Beltech has received EC food contact approval for its AmDough rotary moulder belts.

Eagle and AIS join forces to offer meat fat analysis service

Eagle Product Inspection has partnered with Advanced Inspection Services (AIS) to offer meat manufacturers fat analysis on a contract basis. 

NESTLE WATERS CORPORATE COMMS DIRECTOR, JANE LAZGIN, DEFENDS COMPANY'S OPERATIONS

‘Juices, soft drinks, beer all use more water!’ Nestle Waters hits back at California drought critics

Nestle Waters has hit back at critics who claim it draws too much water from a Southern Californian spring, insisting its products are sustainable and use minimal water versus other...