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SQUIDs: The future of food inspection?

A metallic contaminant detector using SQUID technology has been created by researchers at Toyohashi Tech.

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Reflex installs fifth Sesotec metal detection system

Reflex Nutrition has installed the latest of five Sesotec metal detection systems for its production lines. 

OSHA: International Paper failed to give employee fire-resistant clothing - his death was 'preventable'

International Paper failed to supply a 57-year-old employee with fire-resistant clothing and did not train him and other staff on the physical hazards of combustible fly ash, according to a...

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Indian regulator is preparing new alcohol and labelling regulations

Indian regulator is preparing new alcohol and labelling regulations

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Cert ID Europe: Top consumer trends to emerge in the next five years

Cert ID Europe has launched VAPor for an independent assessment of  vulnerable ‘hotspots’ in the food supply chain, as it plans to open an office in India, to meet a...

Special edition: Product Inspection

As food contamination regulations tighten, we will see a big shift from metal detection towards X-ray inspection

A former FMCG high-care engineering manager has fulfilled his dream of creating a business for food manufacturers. 

Special edition: Product Inspection

‘Fortress has something even better coming soon that will all but eliminate product effect’

Inspecting wet products like meat, dairy and ready meals, known as the ‘product effect’, has presented manufacturers with challenges for many years, according to Fortress Technology.

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Mettler-Toledo launches OEE Reporting Feature for Profile and Signature Touch Metal Detectors

Mettler-Toledo has launched an Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) Reporting Feature for its Profile, Profile Advantage and Signature Touch metal detectors using an existing RS232 and Ethernet interface or through its...

Anti-counterfeit technologies widely adopted in developed regions such as US, Germany

Top 10 companies providing anti-counterfeit products for the F&B industry

RFID (radio-frequency identification) tags represent the fastest growing F&B anti-counterfeit products at 20.4% CAGR from 2015-2020, according to Allied Market Research (AMR), an Oregon, US based market Intelligence company.

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CHEM Trust joins NGOs to highlight the importance of REACH to the Circular Economy

The debate on the ‘Circular Economy’ is hotting up, as the Juncker Commission tries to work out what changes it is going to make to the existing proposal to make...

French BPA ban referred to Constitutional Court

PlasticsEurope has welcomed the Conseil d´État’s decision to refer the case around the French law suspending the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in food contact materials to the Constitutional Court....

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BRC launches fifth Global Standard issue

BRC Global Standards has released its fifth issue of its Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials.

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HAZMAT crews called to Coca-Cola ammonia spill

Fire and Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) teams are on the scene of an ammonia leak at the Coca-Cola Bottling Plant in Speedway, Indianapolis, US.

Impact of EDC criteria on food industry difficult to quantify - FDE

FoodDrinkEurope said it is ‘difficult to quantify’ the impact of criteria on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in the sector without knowing how they will be identified and classified.

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.

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