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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.

DuPont settles with EPA on Clean Air Act violations

DuPont will pay $724k after a fire and explosion at one of its chemical plants in 2010 that killed one worker and badly burned another.

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Loma nets additional installations from seafood producer

Joseph Robertson has installed two CW3 combination checkweigher and metal detection units and an IQ3 metal detector from Loma Systems.

EUROPEN launches joint recommendations for 2015 Circular Economy proposals

EUROPEN and 28 other associations representing consumer goods brands, packaging producers, material producers and extended producer responsibility (EPR) organisations, have announced a set of joint recommendations for the new Circular...

Fortress Technology announces worldwide release of its Interceptor metal detectors

Fortress Technology will launch its Interceptor line of metal detectors at Pack Expo, in Las Vegas, this month.

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NSF International to run food safety seminars at Pack Expo

NSF International and Fuchs Lubricants Co will present food safety seminars at Pack Expo.

1,000 counterfeit EPAL Euro pallets seized at Ukrainian/Slovakian border

More than 1,000 counterfeit EPAL Euro pallets have been seized during a large-scale inspection at the Ukrainian/Slovakian border.

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Best Sanitizers help food processors put best (clean) foot forward

Best Sanitizers has introduced footwear sanitation claiming it is a ‘significant step forward’ for food processors.

Case-by-case Nano assessment ‘not efficient long term approach’

The current case-by-case risk assessment of nanomaterials (NMs) is not the most efficient long term approach to ensure safety, according to a review which looked at regulatory approaches.

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Filtec undergoes rebrand and promises refreshed product line

Industrial Dynamics Company has become Filtec and has promised a refreshed product line.

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‘Fortress detectors are ‘Fort Knox’ of inspection world’

Fortress metal detectors are the ‘Fort Knox’ of the inspection world according to the engineering manager of a sauce company.

AFFI: FDA needs more funds to support FSMA but not through user fees

A coalition of more than 60 groups has called for additional US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) funding to come from the Congressional budget rather than new user fees.

Reaction to Danish government limit on fluorocarbons in baking paper, pizza boxes & food wrapping

The Danish food authorities have introduced a guidance value on fluorinated substances in food packaging, which includes baking paper, pizza boxes and food wrapping.

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Peco InspX establishes UK presence

Peco InspX has opened a company demonstration lab and service center in the UK.

Research shows trace amounts of toxic substances in plastic don’t contaminate F&B products

Trace amounts of toxic substances used to make plastics don’t contaminate the food or beverage products they contain at a significant level and pose no immediate threat to consumers, according...

‘Should ISO 22000 become an industry standard for F&B production suppliers?’

Atlas Copco's Oil-free Air Division production facility in Antwerp, Belgium, was awarded ISO 22000 certification for food safety recently.

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Kraft Heinz recalls 2m pounds of turkey bacon

Kraft Heinz is recalling more than 2 million pounds of turkey bacon linked to illness.

Ardagh fined by EPA over wastewater discharge violation

Ardagh Glass will pay a $103,440 penalty and fund three environmental projects costing about $121,700 to settle claims it was discharging wastewater in violation of its permits.

SICK’s safety switch for Multivac

SICK has designed a safety switch specifically for Multivac to use on its thermoforming equipment.

DS Smith fined £400k after worker is crushed to death by falling into machine

DS Smith has been fined £400k and ordered to pay £34k costs by the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a worker became trapped in unguarded machinery and died.

Two workers taken to hospital after Nestlé Poland Spring water ammonia leak

Up to 100 employees were evacuated and two workers were taken to hospital after an ammonia leak at Poland Spring water bottling plant in Poland, Maine, on Thursday (August 6).

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

Special edition: Product Inspection

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...

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