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2 Sisters and Standards in Poultry Processing Report Published

    2 Sisters and Standards in Poultry Processing Report Published

The Environment, Foods and Rural Affairs Committee in the UK has published its report into 2 Sisters Food Group and Standards in Poultry Processing. The Committee launched an inquiry into

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Hygiena Expands Testing Portfolio to Cover Entire Contamination Detection Spectrum

    Hygiena Expands Testing Portfolio to Cover Entire Contamination Detection Spectrum

With the extension of its testing product range to include polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based systems, Hygiena now covers the entire spectrum of reliable contamination detection, from sample collection to screening

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Furan in Food – EFSA Confirms Health Concerns

    Furan in Food – EFSA Confirms Health Concerns

Consumer exposure to furan and methylfurans in food could lead to possible long-term liver damage. The most exposed group of people are infants, mainly through consumption of ready-to-eat jarred or

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Third Annual Retail Survey Shows Campylobacter Levels Continue to Fall

    Third Annual Retail Survey Shows Campylobacter Levels Continue to Fall

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published the last set of results from its third survey of campylobacter contamination in fresh shop-bought UK-produced chickens. The full year’s results show that

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Avian influenza – New Scientific Advice Boosts EU Preparedness

    Avian influenza – New Scientific Advice Boosts EU Preparedness

Migratory wild birds crossing the north-eastern and eastern border of the European Union is the most likely pathway for avian influenza to enter the territory, says EFSA (European Food Safety

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It’s a Double-whammy For Verner Wheelock at RSPH Prize-giving and AGM

    It’s a Double-whammy For Verner Wheelock at RSPH Prize-giving and AGM

There were double celebrations for Verner Wheelock at this year’s prestigious Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) AGM in London recently. The top prizes for the Level 4 Award in

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Irish Company to Provide DNA Traceability For All Swiss Beef

    Irish Company to Provide DNA Traceability For All Swiss Beef

Irish food safety and traceability company IdentiGEN has secured a major contract in Switzerland which will see it provide DNA based traceability for all Swiss beef. The deal is estimated

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Archroma Offers New Food-compliant, Bright Yellow Dye

    Archroma Offers New Food-compliant, Bright Yellow Dye

Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals, has extended its Cartasol® range by introducing a new, improved bright yellow dye called Cartasol® Yellow 6GFC liq. that has no

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X-ray Detection With the Least False Positives

    X-ray Detection With the Least False Positives

When it was launched in 2006, the Marel SensorX set a new standard in bone detection for poultry processors around the world. In the meantime Marel has not rested on

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The Science and Software Behind the Food Label

    The Science and Software Behind the Food Label

Nutritics, a global food service software provider, has announced a new partnership with Nutritional Information Solutions (NIS) to further enhance standards in recipe management and food labelling across the UK.

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Market-leading Food Contact Conference, Plastics & Paper in Contact with Food – 4-7 December, Berlin

    Market-leading Food Contact Conference, Plastics & Paper in Contact with Food – 4-7 December, Berlin

Over 200 experts from across the food contact industry will come together in Berlin, Germany from 4–7 December 2017 to attend Smithers Pira’s Plastics & Paper in Contact with Foodstuffs

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Brooklyn Brewery Chooses Fresh Floor Finish

    Brooklyn Brewery Chooses Fresh Floor Finish

After abandoning plans to build a new $70 million state-of-the-art plant at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in nearby Staten Island, N.Y., world-famous craft brewers, Brooklyn Brewery, sought major re-development work

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Dietary Reference Values – Advice on Riboflavin

    Dietary Reference Values – Advice on Riboflavin

EFSA has set dietary reference values for riboflavin (vitamin B2) as part of its review of scientific advice on nutrient intakes. Based on new scientific findings, the Panel on Dietetic

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Poultry Firm Slashes Antibiotic Use Through Holistic Remedies

    Poultry Firm Slashes Antibiotic Use Through Holistic Remedies

Experts in poultry health have helped one of the UK’s largest food businesses to slash its antibiotic usage in the past two years, by adopting an holistic approach to animal

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Public Consultation – Listeria in Ready-to-eat Foods

    Public Consultation – Listeria in Ready-to-eat Foods

EFSA has opened a public consultation on its scientific opinion looking at Listeria monocytogenes contamination of ready-to-eat (RTE) foods and related risks for human health in the European Union. This work was

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Scientists Investigate Origin of Isolated BSE Cases

    Scientists Investigate Origin of Isolated BSE Cases

The European response to bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) after the crisis of the 1980s has significantly reduced prevalence of the disease in cattle. However, isolated cases are still being reported

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EFSA Reviews Safety of Glutamates Added to Food

    EFSA Reviews Safety of Glutamates Added to Food

EFSA has established a safe intake level for glutamic acid and glutamates used as food additives after re-evaluating their safety. The Authority also concluded that estimated dietary exposure to glutamic

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Lab Innovations – Back For 2017!

    Lab Innovations – Back For 2017!

Lab Innovations – the UK’s only dedicated showcase for laboratory technology, analytical and biotech equipment – returns for its sixth consecutive year on 1 & 2 November 2017 at the

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EFSA Confirms Safe Levels For Nitrites and Nitrates Added to Food

    EFSA Confirms Safe Levels For Nitrites and Nitrates Added to Food

Existing safe levels for nitrites and nitrates intentionally added to meat and other foods are sufficiently protective for consumers, EFSA has concluded after re-evaluating their safety. Consumer exposure to nitrites

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The Revision of ISO 22000 on Food Management Moves One Step Further

    The Revision of ISO 22000 on Food Management Moves One Step Further

Revision is ongoing for ISO 22000 on food safety management systems, which has just reached the Draft International Standard (DIS) stage. The revised standard will incorporate a new core structure as well as

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SGS Explores the Use of DNA and NGS for Food Authenticity, Traceability and Safety

    SGS Explores the Use of DNA and NGS for Food Authenticity, Traceability and Safety

SGS, the inspection, verification, testing and certification company, has developed a range of techniques and technologies to ensure its clients know exactly what is in complex food samples, achieving a

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New Food Enzyme Exposure Tool Paves Way For Evaluations

    New Food Enzyme Exposure Tool Paves Way For Evaluations

EFSA scientists have devised a way to more accurately estimate consumer exposure to enzymes used in food production, improving their safety evaluation as required by EU law. Use of the

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New Protein Knowledge Platform Goes Live

  New Protein Knowledge Platform Goes Live

An online knowledge-sharing platform designed to maximise the potential of whey protein and lactose has been set up by Arla

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New Synthetic High-temperature Grease

  New Synthetic High-temperature Grease

High production temperatures in the food industry, for example in ovens, proofing cabinets, conveyors or motors, put considerable strain on

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Loma Systems Launches Final Generation IQ4 Metal Detection Series

  Loma Systems Launches Final Generation IQ4 Metal Detection Series

Further underlining its position at the forefront of high performance inspection equipment for the global food and pharmaceutical markets, LOMA

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Mondi Shares Insights into Food Packaging Conformity

  Mondi Shares Insights into Food Packaging Conformity

Organised by the Non-profit Food Initiative for Austria (GLi) and the Hygienicum institute, the 3rd Symposium for Food Safety took

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New Report Shows Over 180,000 Consumer Goods Products Reformulated

  New Report Shows Over 180,000 Consumer Goods Products Reformulated

New data from The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) shows more than 180,000 consumer goods products were reformulated in 2016, while

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Unilever Food Solutions Launches Ireland’s First Foodservice Gluten-Free Guide

  Unilever Food Solutions Launches Ireland’s First Foodservice Gluten-Free Guide

Gluten-free is a growing challenge for the Irish foodservice industry, both as a dietary lifestyle choice but more significantly as

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Yorkshire Crisp Company Gains SALSA Accreditation

  Yorkshire Crisp Company Gains SALSA Accreditation

All Yorkshire Crisps and Yorkshire Popcorn produced by the Sheffield-based Yorkshire Crisp Company now have accreditation from SALSA (Safe and

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Social Media – Can It Connect Science and Society?

  Social Media – Can It Connect Science and Society?

In an article in the latest issue of TResearch (Teagasc’s research and innovation magazine), Dr Áine Regan, a researcher at

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EFSA to Give Advice on the Intake of Sugar Added to Food

  EFSA to Give Advice on the Intake of Sugar Added to Food

EFSA will provide scientific advice on the daily intake of added sugar in food by early 2020. The Authority aims

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Tougher EU Food Inspections From Farm to Fork

  Tougher EU Food Inspections From Farm to Fork

Plans to tighten up official food inspections, from farm to fork, have been adopted by the European Parliament. The new

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Flowcrete UK’s New White Paper Explores HACCP and What it Means for the Food Industry

  Flowcrete UK’s New White Paper Explores HACCP and What it Means for the Food Industry

Implementing an effective Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) food safety management system is a central priority for today’s

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Simpler Food Safety Rules Proposed For Small Retailers

  Simpler Food Safety Rules Proposed For Small Retailers

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has proposed a simplified approach to food safety management in small retail businesses such

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Antimicrobial Resistance in Europe Remains High

  Antimicrobial Resistance in Europe Remains High

Bacteria found in humans, animals and food continue to show resistance to widely used antimicrobials, says the latest report on

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Draft Guidance on Substances in Food For Infants Below 16 Weeks – Open For Comments

  Draft Guidance on Substances in Food For Infants Below 16 Weeks – Open For Comments

EFSA is launching a public consultation on its new draft guidance on the risk assessment of substances present in food

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EFSA to Live Webstream Open Scientific Meetings in 2017

  EFSA to Live Webstream Open Scientific Meetings in 2017

EFSA is increasing its transparency to stakeholders by introducing video streaming of open meetings of its Scientific Panels. This is

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Expanding Your Export Horizons With the Use of High Pressure Processing (HPP)

  Expanding Your Export Horizons With the Use of High Pressure Processing (HPP)

Brexit has definitely focused the minds of food processors and manufacturers on the risks that will have to be faced

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New Categorisation of Food Scares Will Help to Prevent Food Chain Being Compromised

  New Categorisation of Food Scares Will Help to Prevent Food Chain Being Compromised

Researchers from the University of Surrey have developed a new comprehensive categorisation of food scares, a new study in the

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SonoSteam Technology Tackling Campylobacter in Poultry

  SonoSteam Technology Tackling Campylobacter in Poultry

SonoSteam is an innovative technology that is proving highly successful at tackling the pressing problem of Campylobacter in fresh poultry.

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Formation of Gluten Free Industry Association

  Formation of Gluten Free Industry Association

In response to the significant growth of the market for gluten free products, the Gluten Free Industry Association (GFIA) has

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Avian Influenza – Biosecurity Measures Key to Protecting Poultry Farms

  Avian Influenza – Biosecurity Measures Key to Protecting Poultry Farms

Strict enforcement of high levels of biosecurity measures is the most effective way to prevent the introduction of the highly

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Zoonoses Report – Listeria Infections Stable But Frequently Reported Among the Elderly

  Zoonoses Report – Listeria Infections Stable But Frequently Reported Among the Elderly

European experts have noted an increasing trend of listeriosis since 2008, but they highlight that the number of affected people

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Hygiena to Acquire Food Safety Diagnostics Business From DuPont

  Hygiena to Acquire Food Safety Diagnostics Business From DuPont

Hygiena, a company that specializes in rapid food safety and environmental sanitation testing, is acquiring DuPont’s global food safety diagnostics

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EFSA and BfR to Work Jointly on Global Food Safety Tools

  EFSA and BfR to Work Jointly on Global Food Safety Tools

Trace-back and predictive modelling tools for use during food safety outbreaks and created by scientific teams led by the German

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Low Incidence of TSEs in the EU, Says EFSA Report

  Low Incidence of TSEs in the EU, Says EFSA Report

EFSA has published its first EU summary report on the monitoring of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs) in cattle, sheep and goats. Previously, the

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Loma Increases Focus on Convenience Food Market

  Loma Increases Focus on Convenience Food Market

Driven by busy ‘time poor’ lifestyles and an ageing population, the convenience food market continues to flourish. With growing demand

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SORTEX F Optical Sorter For the Frozen Fruit and Vegetable Industry

  SORTEX F Optical Sorter For the Frozen Fruit and Vegetable Industry

Scrutiny of hygienic processing practices in the frozen fruit and vegetable sector hasintensified, following several high-profile food contamination outbreaks. Bühler, a global leader in

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Whyte & Mackay Works With Ideagen to Boost Quality, Safety and Compliance

  Whyte & Mackay Works With Ideagen to Boost Quality, Safety and Compliance

Whyte & Mackay, the global drinks brand company, is working with leading software vendor Ideagen to improve quality, safety and

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UK Teenagers Drink a Bathtub of Sugary Drinks a Year

  UK Teenagers Drink a Bathtub of Sugary Drinks a Year

Teenagers, aged between 11 and 18, drink almost a bathtub full of sugary drinks on average a year, according to

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Novel and Traditional Food Guidance Finalised

  Novel and Traditional Food Guidance Finalised

EFSA has published two guidance documents on novel food and traditional food from third countries to help ensure that these foods are safe

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The Importance of Food Safety in the Hospitality Sector

  The Importance of Food Safety in the Hospitality Sector

Maintaining excellent food safety standards in the hospitality industry is a major issue and left unchecked, it can cost companies

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Clean in Place (CIP) – Process Safety With the CombiLyz Conductivity Meter

By Stefan Blust, Business Manager Food & Beverage, Baumer The food and beverage industry is faced with continually rising quality

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Risk to Consumers of Pesticide Residues in Food Remains Low

  Risk to Consumers of Pesticide Residues in Food Remains Low

Ninety-seven per cent of food samples collected in the European Union are free of pesticide residues or contain traces that

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