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Spotlight on allergens in EU label regulations

NiceLabel has launched a labeling system for manufacturers to meet EU regulation changes.

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Microtrace: Food contaminants can be murder

A food sleuth from Microtrace says proper analysis of contaminants found in food and beverage products is crucial to preventing an incident from becoming a full-blown crisis.

PITTCON 2014

Ocean Optics: There’s “room for improvement” in food safety

A representative of analytic technology firm Ocean Optics says while technology related to testing for food safety and quality has advanced, more needs to be done.

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Lift off: Actisafe launches industrial platform

Actisafe has added a height-adjustable work platform to its industrial safety products.

PITTCON 2014

Allotrope: Collaboration is vital to food safety advancement

The Allotrope Foundation is working to craft a framework that enables laboratory environments to effectively, intelligently manage systems and data.

GLOBAL FOOD SAFETY CONFERENCE 2014

AIB: Food companies require a strong safety culture

A representative of AIB International says that building a strong safety program requires a cultural connection among food operation personnel.

Staples ‘driving consumers into the arms of food safety enforcers’

Metal-free jumbo stapler debut launch

Detectamet is launching a jumbo version of its stapleless stapler, to avoid using metal staples or loose sheets of paper in a food production area.

GLOBAL FOOD SAFETY CONFERENCE 2014

Alchemy Systems: Food safety culture starts with your staff

A representative with Alchemy Systems says the most important resource a company relies on to ensure operation-wide food safety is its staff.

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Food safety commitment drives grad student

A Canadian graduate student is translating her lifelong passion for food into a career dedicated to a safe food supply.

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Packaging puncture prompts Mars recall

Mars Food North America is recalling one production lot of Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice Original Long Grain White Rice due to punctures in the pouch packaging.

GLOBAL FOOD SAFETY CONFERENCE 2014

Cargill & Tyson Foods bring food safety to the fore

A trio of industry leaders recently gathered in a battle of wits, presented in a game-show format, to see whose knowledge of crucial food safety issues is the most impressive.

‘Serious corporate responsibility breaches’ Nigeria NFP reports Coke to UN

Nigerian not-for-profit SERAP said today it would report Coca-Cola and its local bottler to the United Nations for ‘serious breaches of corporate responsibility’ after consumer allegations of defective products.

GLOBAL FOOD SAFETY CONFERENCE 2014

Solid science trumps food fear

A University professor claims the food industry is safer and more efficient than ever, despite the claims of some protestors and activists.

GLOBAL FOOD SAFETY CONFERENCE 2014

Danone: How will we feed 9bn people?

A Danone France leader says providing a growing planet with a safe, sufficient food supply down the road is a challenge the industry must meet now.

GLOBAL FOOD SAFETY CONFERENCE 2014

Diversey Consulting: How fit is your safety program?

Manufacturing safety/sanitation outfit Diversey Consulting says an effective food safety program requires going beyond documents in a binder and occasional classes.

Ammonia leaks hit 2 US cold-storage facilities

Two separate cold-storage facilities suffered from roof collapses and subsequent ammonia leaks, within hours of each other.

Hand hygiene ‘essential’ to food facilities

A food science specialist says ensuring an effective safety program at any food processing environment involves one key ingredient: its people.

Alchemy iPad app gets a grip on food safety

Alchemy systems’ Coach app enables food firms to perform safety and operational reviews from the plant floor via iPad.

Nestlé recalls Hot Pockets after meat scare

Nestlé USA is voluntarily recalling varieties of its Hot Pockets frozen sandwiches, for fear the meat inside might be tainted.

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Kendall Packaging joins FSSC model developed by Coca-Cola

Kendall Packaging has adopted a Food Safety System Certification (FSSC) model developed in part by Nestlé, Danone, Unilever and Coca-Cola.

Beer that packs a punch...US brewer sued for exploding tank

Franconia Brewing Company declined to comment yesterday on a lawsuit launched by two members of the public who claim they were injured after a beer kettle exploded.

Food labels criticised for being too small

Prepackaged food is facing criticism for its illegible labels.

‘Consistent failure to protect workers’: Pepsi US bottler faces $87,000 fine

A high-profile Pepsi bottler faces a fine of $86,900 for allegedly failing to protect its US workers and implement basic safety requirements, according to the US Department of Labor.

GFSI 2014 PREVIEW

Walmart: Food safety awareness at ‘an all-time high’

The food safety guru of the world’s largest retailer told FoodProductionDaily the 2014 Global Food Safety Conference comes at a time when food safety concerns are at a pinnacle.

Mettler Toledo: FSMA drives detection tech evolution

Regulatory efforts such as the Food Safety Modernization Act mean food manufacturers are demanding greater flexibility and stepped-up performance from metal detection gear.

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