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EFSA BPA opinion backed by UK group

A UK scientific committee has backed the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA’s) draft scientific opinion on bisphenol A (BPA).

OSHA's citations carry $185,700 in penalties

Schwan’s faces 32 serious H&S violations

The US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has found Schwan's Global Supply Chain, which manufactures frozen foods including Red Baron pizza and Mrs. Smith's desserts, in...

60-SECOND INTERVIEW: THE DAY JOB

What do you do? Paula Piontek, executive VP product safety & recall, red24assist

As part of FoodProductionDaily’s series of 60-second interviews with the movers and shakers of the food and beverage industry, we caught up with Paula Piontek, an expert with more than...

‘Yeast Lightning!’ UK firm reveals big beer interest in testing kit

UK firm BACTEST says a major global brewer is trialing its ultra-fast testing kit for wild yeasts in beer, and insists Speedy Breedy will save money and remove the risk...

McDonald’s accreditation boosts MAXStick labels kudos

MAXStick Products, which makes liner-free thermal labels for the food service and reusable plastic containers, has received certification on McDonald’s Supplier Workplace Accountability Audit.

PITTCON 2014

Pittcon puts food safety under the microscope

Pittcon brought food laboratories to the forefront for a week; is the annual technology exhibition worth the trip?

LSD-laced beef from Walmart sickens family

Beef purchased at Walmart and sourced from Walmart reportedly was laced with LSD, sickening the family that ate the meat for dinner.

PITTCON 2014

Life Technologies: Foodborne illness hits 1 in 6 Americans

Growing concerns about foodborne illness, waste, and feeding a booming global population are placing increasing demands on food testing, according to Life Technologies.

PITTCON 2014

Food testing can tell the tale of taste

A representative from Shimadzu says food analysis can gauge a product's taste, aroma, and texture to predict its chances of success in stores.

PITTCON 2014

Thermo Scientific: Testing equipment must be better, faster, stronger

Thermo Scientific representatives say in the face of growing demands on food laboratories and stepped-up regulatory requirements, analytical staff must deliver top-notch performance and technology to keep up.

PITTCON 2014

Cargill meat testing thinks outside the box

When Cargill Media Solutions needed to test a significant number of samples, they opted for ready-to-use liquid culture media to save time and effort.

PITTCON 2014

Accelrys: Food labs demand mobility, flexibility, and automation

Food technology firms like Accelrys are launching mobile products designed to connect equipment, data, and staff.

Spotlight on allergens in EU label regulations

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

PITTCON 2014

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.

News in brief

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.

FIVE MINUTES WITH: MIRANDA TSE, FOOD TECHNOLOGY STUDENT

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.

News in brief

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.

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