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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.

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....

Special edition: Track and Trace

Revolutionising traceability? DNA barcodes track the food, not the package

Food producers will be able to spray unique DNA barcodes directly onto food to improve traceability, when DNATrax becomes commercially available next year. 

Special edition: Track & Trace

Lascom updates CPG software to edit product specifications prior to INCO

Lascom, which develops PLM (product lifecycle management) software, has updated its CPG version to better manage data and documents ahead of the 1169/2011 European regulation consumer information on food (INCO...

Special Edition: Track & Trace

Honeywell technologies track food products from grower to grocer

In post-Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) America, traceability has become a huge issue throughout the food supply chain. Honeywell is leveraging its scanning and mobility technologies to help food companies...

News in brief

Locus Traxx Worldwide & Paramount Citrus sign track and trace deal

Locus Traxx Worldwide has partnered with Paramount Citrus, in the US to track and monitor its cargo.

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,...

$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.

Guest article

FSMA: Many people are unfamiliar with the requirements and consequences of failing to renew their US FDA registrations

‘Packers & processors must renew their FDA registrations between October 1 and December 31, 2014.

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