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Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of food quality, safety, origin and traceability and this is exerting greater pressure on processors to keep track of every component in the manufacturing process.

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BRC launches fifth Global Standard issue

BRC Global Standards has released its fifth issue of its Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials.

60-Second interview

What do you do? Daniela Verhaeg, marketing manager SBU X-ray Inspection, Mettler-Toledo Safeline X-ray

As part of FoodProductionDaily’s ongoing series of 60-second interviews with the movers and shakers of the food and beverage industry, we caught up with Daniela Verhaeg, marketing manager SBU X-ray...

Flex Essentials launches add-on control to test the sealing integrity on packages

‘Reduce the ‘scrap rate’ of packages to champion reduction in waste’

One way to help in the reduction of waste is to reduce the ‘scrap rate’ of packages, says Flex Essentials as it launches control packages to the FlexPak Package Leak...

Absolutdata: ‘CPG product concepts can take weeks or months and provide mixed or inconclusive results’

Absolutdata, whose clients include SABMiller and Perfetti, Italian confectionery and gum manufacturer, has launched a NAVIK line of automated marketing analytics tools for business managers at major global brands in...

3M Food Safety upgrades its Petrifilm Rapid Yeast & Mold Count Plate

3M Food Safety has updated its 3M Petrifilm Rapid Yeast & Mold Count Plate adding rapid plates that speed up the time it takes customers to get test results, as...

News in brief

Stable Micro Systems hatches suite of egg testing tools

Stable Micro Systems has launched a suite of egg testing tools in conjunction with its TA.XT Express texture analyser.

News in brief

CSB-System to monitor Freshway Foods raw material and ingredients process chain

CSB-System has partnered with Freshway Foods to monitor its raw materials and ingredients throughout the process chain, to control costs, increase efficiencies, maintain quality and provide full traceability.

Food processors face questions of not only ingredients but packaging

Plastics Trade Association alleviates challenges complying with food contact regulations in the US and Europe

SPI, the Plastics Industry Trade Association has launched Project Passport, alleviating challenges manufacturers face complying with food contact regulations in the US and the European Union.

SGS and Trace One launch T Transparency software built on cloud-based social network

SGS Supply Chain Solution has partnered with Trace One to utilise its T Transparency software to communicate more effectively across the supply chain on a cloud-based social network.

‘Food businesses will find themselves in hot water if they don’t act quickly to implement necessary FIR changes’

Roythornes law firm has quizzed members of the Fresh Produce Consortium, The Food and Drink Forum, the British Frozen Food Federation, the Artisan Food Trail and Tastes of Anglia about...

Celebrates 25th anniversary thanks to clients including Birds Eye and Nisbets

TME launches ThermoBarScan thermometer with Bluetooth and a Barcode

TM Electronics (TME) is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and has launched MM7100 ThermoBarScan, a Bluetooth thermometer with integral barcode scanner for the food industry. 

Cereal study urges US focus on oats to cut risk from ‘potent renal carcinogen’

Scientists researching the presence of a mycotoxin considered a 'potent renal carcinogen' in US cereals have found levels above EU maximum limits in 8% of oat based cereals tested, and...

Modular approach to ERP maximizes visibility into processes

Dominion Liquid Technologies boosts efficiency, compliance with cloud ERP system

Five months after implementing a cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform from Plex Systems, it’s too early for Dominion Liquid Technologies (DLT) to have quantitative data on how the software...

Goal: Help small operations comply with FSMA

Competitive grants on tap to fund food safety training for small businesses

Having identified a need to provide food safety training to small food processors and farm owners, two US federal agencies have announced they will collaboratively administer a competitive grant program...

Modernization, collaboration, education, safer nation

FSIS Administrator Al Almanza reviews 2014, eyes the year ahead (Part 2)

Major product recalls, multistate outbreaks of foodborne illness, formalizing cooperation among federal agencies, and an overhaul of the poultry slaughter inspection system: such challenges are all in a day's work...

Top 5 strangest health & safety incidents of 2014

From a mass outbreak of food poisoning at a Food Safety Summit to beef from Walmart, allegedly laced with LSD, and the death of a man found inside an industrial...

Review of the Year 2014

From Frito-Lay being granted a US patent for reduced oil potato chip processing to Tyson recalling 75,320 pounds of chicken nuggets and researchers finding migration of ink components on the...

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,...

Ingredient origin labelling should remain voluntary under FIC regs, say suppliers

Food Information for Consumers (FIC) legislation should allow manufacturers to choose whether to label ingredient origins to avoid costly, complicated and unnecessary changes, say suppliers.

Ravenwood linerless labels expands into fresh produce and bakery sector

Ravenwood Packaging has expanded into the fresh produce and bakery sector, replacing traditional labels that carry backing paper with linerless ones. 

Smart Software for Efficient Manufacturing December 10

Blendhub Corp develops MES and SCADA ‘Excellence Centre’

Blendhub Corp, a food powder ingredients company,  has launched an IT Excellence Center specializing in MES (Manufacturing Execution System) and SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) software for food production...

Smart Software for Efficient Manufacturing December 10

What to look for when searching for a technology provider

When looking at managing business priorities you must determine baseline metrics and start to measure change, according to the founder of a consultancy.

Guest article

The 5 biggest legal issues for the food industry next year

Legal firm Roythornes, whose clients include Adams, Geest, Quenby Stilton, Univeg Katope, TMI Foods and the Cornish Pasty Company, is an advisor to the UK food and drink industry.

Special edition: Track & Trace

UPM Raflatac tracks label footprint

Treatment at the end of life is one key factor in the environmental performance of self-adhesive label materials, according to UPM Raflatac. 

Special edition: Track and Trace

Global food traceability technologies market to hit $11.15bn in 2015

Foreign producers are stepping up to tighter traceability regulations of export destinations, a trend which is pushing the global food traceability technologies market forward, according to business information portal Visiongain....

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