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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.

South African population to increase by 7 million by 2050

Eagle Product Inspection strengthens its market position in Africa

Eagle Product Inspection has partnered with J-Pak, in Africa, to distribute its x-ray inspection systems for applications including bakery, dairy, snacks, confectionery, cereals and grains.

MOCON enhances microbiological detection system

MOCON has improved the shelf life and temperature range of oxygen sensor vials used with its GreenLight rapid microbial detection system.

Hanovia UV eliminates bacteria from water in soft drinks manufacturing process

Hanovia UV has partnered with F&N (Fraser and Neave) Beverages Manufacturing (FNBM) in Malaysia to install a disinfection system at its manufacturing plant in Inanam, Kota Kinabalu.

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Freudenberg-NOK puts the seal on hygiene

Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies has introduced washers used with standard screws in the splash zones of dairy operations.

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Best Sanitizers help food processors put best (clean) foot forward

Best Sanitizers has introduced footwear sanitation claiming it is a ‘significant step forward’ for food processors.

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‘Fortress detectors are ‘Fort Knox’ of inspection world’

Fortress metal detectors are the ‘Fort Knox’ of the inspection world according to the engineering manager of a sauce company.

Glass fragments prompt Smirnoff Ice Canada recall

Diageo Canada is recalling some batches of Smirnoff Ice because of the possibility they may contain small fragments of glass. 

Reaction to Danish government limit on fluorocarbons in baking paper, pizza boxes & food wrapping

The Danish food authorities have introduced a guidance value on fluorinated substances in food packaging, which includes baking paper, pizza boxes and food wrapping.

Two workers taken to hospital after Nestlé Poland Spring water ammonia leak

Up to 100 employees were evacuated and two workers were taken to hospital after an ammonia leak at Poland Spring water bottling plant in Poland, Maine, on Thursday (August 6).

SQUIDs: The future of food inspection?

A metallic contaminant detector using SQUID technology has been created by researchers at Toyohashi Tech.

Breakthrough discovery for lowering arsenic in rice

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have made a breakthrough discovery in lowering levels of arsenic in rice.

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Thermo Fisher sees shifting preference toward fresh versus packaged food

Thermo Fisher Scientific is seeing a shifting preference toward fresh versus packaged food which means a growing number of its customers (food processors) will need inspection equipment that is specifically...

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Cert ID Europe: Top consumer trends to emerge in the next five years

Cert ID Europe has launched VAPor for an independent assessment of  vulnerable ‘hotspots’ in the food supply chain, as it plans to open an office in India, to meet a...

Fortress Brazil moves into larger premises

‘Brazil is a powerhouse when it comes to food production’

Fortress Technology has moved its Brazil manufacturing facility into larger premises of 3000m², after an increase in demand thanks to new norms in the Brazilian market which has forced companies...

Flushing and cleaning prior to filling a plant with virgin heat transfer fluid

Two scientists have created a best practice case study for filling a HTF (Heat Transfer Fluid) system, commissioned by a company in Scandinavia, designed to hold 100 metric tons of...

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HAZMAT crews called to Coca-Cola ammonia spill

Fire and Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) teams are on the scene of an ammonia leak at the Coca-Cola Bottling Plant in Speedway, Indianapolis, US.

First commercial success using Propafilm RCU

Innovia Films’ wins Oh là là chocolate deal for BOPP film with mineral oil barrier

Innovia Films has won its first commercial deal for its Propafilm RCU with German chocolate manufacturer, Halloren Schokoladenfabrik.

Lead level concerns in Maggi Noodles prompt Nestlé India response

Nestlé has hit back at orders from an Indian food safety authority to recall Maggi noodles because of lead levels.

Cause of outbreak was most likely Chicken Marsala

Food Safety Summit goes ahead without incident despite being overshadowed by food poisoning outbreak last year

The 17th Annual Food Safety Summit went ahead as planned in Baltimore, US, recently with contingency plans in place to avoid an outbreak which saw more than 200 people sick...

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Stay Fresh Foods to open second HPP center

Stay Fresh Foods is to open its second HPP tolling center in New Jersey next month.

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Anacail raises funding for ozone technology

Anacail has raised £2m to continue development of its ozone technology for the food processing industry.

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QC Industries launches HydroClean sanitary conveyors

QC Industries has launched what it claims are the first modular belt conveyors that can be disassembled without tools to make cleaning quick and easy.

dispatches from Anuga FoodTec 2015

FQN investigates hygiene, cleaning and sanitation

FoodQualityNews spoke to the European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group (EHEDG) and Ecolab at Anuga FoodTec about the importance of hygienic design and systems to ensure hygiene, cleaning and sanitation.

EFSA evaluates the safety of ‘PET-M’ recycling process

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has evaluated the recycling processes for plastic waste, according to Commission Regulation (EC) No 282/2008 on recycled plastic materials intended to come into contact with...

Dispatches from Anuga FoodTec 2015

Multivac launches entry-level X-ray inspection machine

Multivac Marking & Inspection has launched an entry-level X-ray inspection system at Anuga FoodTec 2015.

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