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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.

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.

Special edition: Product Inspection

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...

Special edition: Product Inspection

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...

News in brief

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.

Dispatches from Anuga FoodTec 2015

Bühler and APRES evaluate industrial peanut dry roasting parameters in Salmonella reduction

Bühler has carried out tests with the American Peanut Research & Education Society (APRES) to evaluate the effectiveness of industrial peanut dry roasting parameters in Salmonella reduction using Salmonella surrogate,...

Liquidtight Flexible Steel Conduit inhibits bacterial growth in food production areas

AFC Cable Systems has launched Liquid-Tuff Liquidtight Flexible Conduit, with polyvinyl chloride (PVC) jacket to inhibit bacteria growth and withstand cleaning and sterilization using bleach.

Anuga FoodTec 2015 preview

S+S to launch x-ray system to inspect unpacked wet food

S+S Separation and Sorting Technology will launch a product inspection system suitable for wet washing at ANUGA FoodTec next week.

Anuga FoodTec 2015 preview

Concerns raised over ineffective decontamination methods for dry food manufacturers

Bühler will highlight food safety concerns for dry food manufacturers with four guest speakers at Anuga FoodTec 2015.  

ANSES: Reheating food packaging at exceedingly high temperatures increases the risk of substance migration

A study on food packaging that can be heated in conventional ovens, microwaves or by steam has found while the migration of substances from the packaging to the food is...

Clients include KFC and McDonald’s

Jimco to launch disinfection system that minimizes listeria and salmonella microorganisms

Jimco, which works with KFC and McDonald’s is launching a disinfection system that minimizes listeria and salmonella microorganisms.

Tests show salmonella, listeria and E.coli exist on RPCs for fresh produce, meat & eggs

Reusable Packaging Association calls for ‘extreme caution’ on biofilm research

The Reusable Packaging Association has called for ‘extreme caution’ on research by the University of Arkansas, which claims bacteria forms biofilms, including salmonella, listeria and E.coli, on reuseable plastic containers...

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