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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.

High and dry: Mettler Toledo moisture analyzer designed for ease of use

The HE53 halogen moisture analyzer from Mettler Toledo is intended to put rapid, reliable food moisture test results in the hands of even untrained operators.

Dishonor roll: India and China are the world’s worst food safety violators

A rundown of the number of food safety violators around the globe finds India and China are the countries with the highest number of offenses.

Wawona Packing expands fruit recall out of Listeria concerns

Wawona Packing is broadening its voluntary recall of packaged fruits sold to Walmart, Trader Joe’s, Kroger, and other US retailers, out of concern for Listeria contamination.

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Cambridge conveyor lands halal certification

The company’s metal conveyor belts are the only ones in the US to be certified acceptable for food products consumed by observant Muslims.

Clean scene: IAFP hones in on food safety

The International Association for Food Protection will feature workshops, presentations, and technologies for safety-minded professionals all along the supply chain.

Ocean Spray expresses ‘great sadness’ over Nevada death

Ocean Spray has confirmed to BeverageDaily.com that an employee died following a fatal accident at a fruit juice distribution center in Nevada, United States.

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Rieke Packaging Systems wins ‘A’ BRC rating

Rieke Packaging Systems has been given an ‘A’ grade rating for its Hangzhou, China, factory by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials.

Safety first: Partnership promotes food knowledge and industry growth

Elevate Canada and Alchemy Systems are joining to build the country’s food industry with job development and safety training.

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Bureau Veritas receives FSSC 22000 audit backing

Bureau Veritas Certification has received a license for certification audits against the FSSC 22000 standard’s Food Packaging Materials element.

US and Mexico align on produce safety

Food safety officials from the US and Mexico have announced plans to unite on increasing the safety of fresh and minimally processed foods.

Why did the chicken cross Europe? To call for better labelling

A chicken farmer’s daughter is calling for clear and mandatory ‘method of production’ labelling on poultry meat – by dressing up as a chicken called ‘Rosa’ and touring Europe for...

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.

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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....

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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.