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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.

Legislation to ban BPA could push America backward – NAMPA

Legislation to ban bisphenol A (BPA) from food and beverage containers could ‘push America backward in public health’, according to the North American Metal Packaging Alliance (NAMPA).

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Continental Carbonic freezes food contaminants with dry ice

By eliminating water from the cleaning process, the company's dry-ice blasting technology avoids downtime and reduces the risk of harmful bacterial growth.

Kellogg’s worker dies after factory fall

A Kellogg’s employee has died after taking a fall at one of the cereal and snack maker’s production facilities.

Bühler Aeroglide cracks the code on peanut safety

Food scientists at Bühler Aeroglide report they have come up with a method to dry-roast peanuts that significantly reduces the risk of Salmonella contamination.

Safe sipping: Juice Tyme lands GFSI safety certification

Beverage producer Juice Tyme has received Food Safety System Certification 22000 from benchmarking group the Global Food Safety Initiative.

Sneak peek inside the Bürkert Triembach factory

What really happens inside the Bürkert Cleanroom?

FoodProductionDaily visited Bürkert’s Triembach-au-Val factory near Strasbourg, in France recently.

Niagara Bottling taps into safety software

Niagara Bottling, a bottled water producer, is incorporating quality management software to increase the safety at its plant.

MidWest Foods upgrades video surveillance to guard food safety

Midwest Foods, a large US food distributor, has installed a video surveillance system to ensure the safety of its products and workers.

Bühler stands out from the crowd with night vision goggle technology

Bühler is standing out from the competition by using InGaAs (indium-gallium-arsenide) technology in its Sortex sorters, which is similar to infrared detectors used in night vision goggles.

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FMI: Food traceability requires a common language

For traceability to work, food industry stakeholders must create and share a common language on safety and sourcing, according to one industry expert.

ExxonMobil’s Equipment Builder Group 100th anniversary

Food contamination risks can be reduced by switching to H1 food-grade lubricants

Food contamination risks can be mitigated by switching operations to food-grade lubricants which are registered H1 by global health organisation National Sanitation Foundation International (NSF), according to ExxonMobil Fuels &...

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Nestlé USA recalls 10,000 packages of ice cream

Nestlé USA is recalling 10,000 packages of Häagen-Dazs ice cream due to mismatched packaging which does not identify peanuts.

IFT: Consumers tapped into food traceability

One industry expert says traceability technology is evolving in response to consumer desires, in addition to regulatory requirements.

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Laugh if you want, but the food supply is safer than ever

The satirical specialists at The Onion might make food recall jokes at the expense of the FDA, but the safety of the US food supply is seriously better than ever.

EDC exposure could be costing €31bn per year - HEAL

Exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (ECDs) may be costing up to €31bn per year in the European Union (EU), according to the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL).

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IFT: CDC is “raising the bar” on food safety technology

One food safety expert says federal US food safety agencies have made a few missteps down the road to a safer food supply, but many of their achievements deserve applause.

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GS1: Traceability is tops in food safety

The global standards organization is stressing the importance of improved traceability in the food supply chain worldwide, to keep consumers safe and regulators happy.

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Top 11 advancements in food safety and quality

A veteran food scientist shares his views on the most important technological developments to hit the food safety and quality arena in recent decades.

BPA and phthalate exposure revealed in pregnant Canadian women

Bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalate exposure among pregnant women is comparable to or lower than what was found in a Canadian national population-based survey.

Launched world’s smallest x-ray control system in 2011

Mekitec looking for distribution partners in India

Mekitec food inspection systems is expanding in India and looking for distribution partners to sell and offer service support for its x-ray technology.

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Mars chemical cleaning firm to launch bakery division

Surfacing Processing Ltd (SPL), a UK chemical cleaning company whose clients include Mars and Cadbury, is launching a bakery division after developing a non-stick engineered coating for bakeware.

Meat processor hit with $121K in OSHA fines

Acadian Fine Foods, which specializes in producing meat and poultry products, has been cited for 16 safety and health violations by OSHA, carrying up to $121,660 in fines.

2014 SPECIAL EDITION: DAIRY PRODUCT QUALITY TESTING

National protection politics preventing globally-harmonized food safety: SGS

Protection politics - the employment of policies designed to protect domestic markets and stakeholders - are the single greatest barrier to harmonized worldwide food safety regulations, testing services provider SGS...

Kraft recalls Velveeta from Walmart stores

The food firm is recalling a batch of the cheese product due to insufficient levels of sorbic acid, a shortcoming that could lead to foodborne illness or spoilage.

Australia

Farmer’s appeal of GM contamination decision praised by lobby groups

Lobby groups have come out in support of a Western Australian farmer who will challenge the WA Supreme Court’s decision to overrule his claim that his land had been contaminated...