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McCormick oregano recalled due to Salmonella threat

The spice giant is recalling containers of its Ground Oregano product after tests turned up possible Salmonella contamination.

Primopost fined £30k after worker struck by forklift truck

Americk Primopost has been fined after an employee suffered severe injuries to his leg when he was hit by a forklift truck.

Applegate recalls 15,000 lbs. of chicken nuggets

The poultry producer has recalled several tons of frozen chicken nuggets under its Applegate Naturals brand after consumers complained of plastic particle contamination.

3M outlines food safety evolution

While food safety technology is constantly evolving, the need for speed and accuracy remains constant.

Nut roaster cracks safety certification

Hickory Harvest Foods, a producer that makes roasted nut and dried fruit products, has attained SQF Level 2 safety certification.

False e-mail addresses using employee signatures

Sidel issues fraud alert

Sidel has issued a warning after several customers, suppliers and key partners were the target of Internet-based fraud attempts.

UL joins with Green Endeavor on food sanitation

The two companies are partnering to develop safe, sustainable cleaning products and methods for food environments.

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Lucky escape as Nestlé worker avoids injury from exploding tanker

Nestlé has launched an investigation after a worker was hit by flying foam from a tanker lorry at its factory in York, UK.

Chain reaction: Advion launches prep-free food testing method

The company’s line of compact mass spectrometers now offer a probe designed to save time by cutting the need for sample preparation.

Opinion

Should Hindus have their own religious nutritional standard?

If Muslims can have halal-certified food, and Jews can look for the kosher “K” mark, why shouldn’t Hindus have their own system of certification?

DuPont launches all-in-one food safety program

DuPont has launched Detect + Protect, a service program that puts in the hands of food producers the ability to gauge, monitor, and control the safety of their products and operations.

ABI faces $92,400 fine after OSHA alleges ‘serious safety violations’

AB InBev (ABI) faces a $92,400 fine after OSHA alleged multiple serious safety violations at its Ohio brewery relating to ammonia systems, claims the brewer denies.

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.