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Microbes inhabiting contact and environmental sites in food processing are mostly harmful as microbial communities that form in critical places contaminate the surfaces and consequently the products made in that particular process.

Report slams “obvious underinvestment” in food safety

France to increase its food safety workforce in 2015

Less and less controls and a complex administration… says ‘ La politique de sécurité sanitaire des aliments’, a report presented to the minister of agriculture, Stéphane Le Foll, last week,...

Retailer expands on employee engagement

Walmart VP: To make gains in food safety, focus on behavior (Part 1)

To improve food safety outcomes, educating consumers about food safety must go beyond providing information to evoke behavioral change, according to Frank Yiannas, Walmart’s VP of food safety.

Will partying pathogens capture public's interest?

Food safety agencies debut ads featuring dancing E. coli and salmonella

"Don’t let E. coli mosh with your food. An estimated 3,000 Americans die from a foodborne illness each year. You can’t see these microbes, but they might be there. So...

Researchers find migration of ink components on the inside of packaging

Researchers from the Spanish University of Zaragoza have carried out a PCA (Principal Component Analysis) on inks commonly used in food packaging materials and the migration of ink components to...

Retiring FDA-CFSAN chief bids adieu at meeting

NACMCF finalizes norovirus control strategies document

The National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF) has moved closer to finalizing its recommendations on control strategies to reduce foodborne norovirus infections.

BPC urges consumers to continue to support British poultry meat, after bird flu outbreak

The British Poultry Council (BPC), Defra, and the European Commission have put damage control procedures into place following the recent bird flu outbreak on a duck breeding farm in Yorkshire,...

Pack Expo 2014 post show round up

DuPont and collaborators highlight packaging technology trends

DuPont brought together executives from the Mintel Group, Macro Engineering & Technology, Brampton Engineering, Avure Technologies, and Kortec in a seminar at Pack Expo on packaging technology trends.

$75m investment yields significant improvements

Foster Farms shares data management tips that cut Salmonella rates to less than 5%

Just four months after closing the book on a 16-month long Salmonella outbreak, Foster Farms is touting incidence rates below 5% and offering its recipe for success.

PACK EXPO 2014: LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR

‘Pouch slouch’, premium appeal and poor quality glass: PMMI 2014 Beverage Packaging report

In this exclusive video shot at Pack Expo in Chicago we canter through PMMI’s 2014 Beverage Packaging Market Assessment – exploring slow growth for pouches, concerns about glass supply quality...

Taiwan

In pics: Two months of food scandals rocks Taiwan

Recent reports that international furniture retailer Ikea has been using expired milk in its ice cream is the latest scandal to rock Taiwan. We take a look at a tense...

News in brief

IFCO Systems partners with Sealed Air to disinfect its reusable containers

IFCO Systems, which supplies reusable plastic containers (RPCs) for shipping fresh products, has partnered with Sealed Air to use its Diversey cleaning and hygiene disinfectant.

News in brief

Loma launches CW3 Compact Combo range

Loma Systems has unveiled a range of CW3 Compact Combination Checkweighing and Metal Detection units.

Smithers Pira: Risk of NIAS top of the agenda at Food Contact conference

Smithers Pira will discuss the Plastics Implementation Measure and the Dutch draft guidance on risk assessment of NIAS (Non-Intentionally Added Substances), at the Plastics and Paper in Contact with Foodstuffs,...

‘There is a big gap in food safety - why should people trust FCMs if they don’t trust pesticides’

Consumers are buying more organic food because of a mistrust in pesticides but the irony is there are more contaminants in Food Contact Materials which they are unaware of.

News in brief

PURE Bioscience submits FCN for produce processing aid

PURE Bioscience has submitted a Food Contact Notification (FCN) for Silver Dihydrogen Citrate (SDC) as a produce processing aid.

Connect 2 Cleanrooms unveils HEPA-lite mobile cleanroom as it signs ME client

‘Manufacturers to deal with contamination at the point of exposure to the product’

Connect 2 Cleanrooms has launched HEPA-lite, a mobile, adjustable cleanroom unit which can be fitted at mission-critical elements of the manufacturing process line. 

US tainted packaging incident saw recall of 28m boxes of cereal

Canadian wax supplier denied early exit from Kellogg v. Flexible Packaging Corp. court case

A US federal court has denied The International Group’s (IGI’s) motion for summary judgment in a case alleging the wax maker and FPC (Flexible Packaging Corp.) provided Kellogg with non-merchantable...

'Three-headed dog’ on factory floor to detect contaminants

Combining three functions into one machine optimises investments and saves space on the factory floor, says Interfood Technology, as it introduces the Sparc Cerberus 420. 

Mineral oil migration key concern at ECMA/ProCarton Conference

Mineral oil migration, the EU Commission Circular Economy and its Packaging and Packaging Waste directive were key concerns at The ECMA (European Carton Makers Association) and ProCarton Conference in Sorrento,...

Thermo Fisher Scientific backs food safety chemistry course

The food safety and quality analysis company is lending support to a specialized chemistry seminar program at a North Carolina university.

BioLargo ramps up food safety system

The company is joining with Clarion Water to broaden the reach of its Isan disinfection technology system, which has won recognition from DuPont.

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.

Head of the class: School offers food processing courses

Genesee Community College (GCC) is poised to kick off its fall semester, welcoming students looking for a lucrative career in food production.

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.

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