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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

Intelligent design: eAgile launches RFID smart packaging

The company’s eSeal RFID packaging technology is designed to increase the security of food products, and facilitate traceability.

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.

UL joins with Green Endeavor on food sanitation

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

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.