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MEPs Call For EU Limit on Industrial Trans Fats in Food

    MEPs Call For EU Limit on Industrial Trans Fats in Food

The EU should place mandatory limits on industrially-produced trans-fatty acids (TFA) which may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, infertility, Alzheimer’s, diabetes and obesity for consumers, says a resolution by

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Foodborne Viruses – Identifying Research Needs to Tackle Public Health Risks

    Foodborne Viruses – Identifying Research Needs to Tackle Public Health Risks

EFSA has published a scientific report on the outcomes of a scientific workshop on foodborne viruses organised jointly by EFSA and the UK Food Standards Authority. The workshop took place

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Health Risks of Materials in Contact With Food – Tighter EU Safety Rules Needed

    Health Risks of Materials in Contact With Food – Tighter EU Safety Rules Needed

EU-wide safety rules are needed for more materials in contact with food, such as those used in packaging, kitchen utensils and tableware, say MEPs in a recent non-binding resolution. They

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SKF Corrosion Resistant Bearings: Full Menu Option For Food Safety and Reliability

    SKF Corrosion Resistant Bearings: Full Menu Option For Food Safety and Reliability

In response to the food and beverage industry’s changing needs, SKF has developed a comprehensive range of bearings meeting safety requirements, designed for reduced maintenance and long life in a

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Food Colours – Titanium Dioxide Marks Re-evaluation Milestone

    Food Colours – Titanium Dioxide Marks Re-evaluation Milestone

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has completed its re-evaluation of all food colours permitted for use in the European Union before 2009. For the final re-evaluation, EFSA’s experts concluded

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UK’s Food Standards Agency to cut antibiotics

The UK’s Food Standards Agency has pledged to cut the use of antibiotics on farms following the discovery of drug-resistant E.coli on UK supermarket chicken and pork meat. The testing

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Food Standards Scotland Launches First Healthy Eating Campaign

    Food Standards Scotland Launches First Healthy Eating Campaign

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has launched a thought-provoking healthy eating campaign aimed at encouraging people in Scotland to reduce the number of unhealthy snacks eaten. The campaign addresses the country’s

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Rapid Alert System For Food and Feed – More Efficient than Ever

    Rapid Alert System For Food and Feed – More Efficient than Ever

The Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) 2015 annual report, just published, demonstrates the increased efficiency with which RASFF exchanges information on issues posing a serious health risk.

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EFSA Publishes Advice on Choline

    EFSA Publishes Advice on Choline

EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) has set dietary reference values for choline as part of its review of scientific advice on nutrient intakes. Choline plays an important role in the

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Traceability Systems Live in La Rousse Foods

With operations located in Dublin and Belfast, La Rousse Foods specialise in the supply of fine foods to premium food establishments since 1992. Acquired by the Swiss-based food group Aryzta in

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Nestlé Investing in Product Safety

    Nestlé Investing in Product Safety

Nestlé is investing SFr30 million (€27.6 million) in the Nestlé Quality Assurance Centre (NQAC) in Dublin, Ohio, US, improving its capacity to test products and ensuring they meet the highest standards. This

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SORTEX® PolarVision™ – New Foreign Material Detection System Redresses Safety Concerns

The Bühler Group has announced two significant industry innovations to help frozen fruit and vegetable processors achieve the highest standards yet in food safety and hygiene. SORTEX PolarVision™, the new

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FSA Urges Public to ‘Face Freezer Fears’ in a Bid to Tackle Food Waste

    FSA Urges Public to ‘Face Freezer Fears’ in a Bid to Tackle Food Waste

Misconceptions about how to freeze food safely are contributing to food waste in the UK, according to new research by the Food Standards Agency (FSA). The research identified a number

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EFSA Advises on Meat Spoilage During Storage and Transport

    EFSA Advises on Meat Spoilage During Storage and Transport

EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) has assessed the impact of time and temperature on the growth of spoilage bacteria in fresh beef, pork, lamb and poultry. Its experts used predictive

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Fruit Stays Fresh For Longer in Corrugated Trays

    Fruit Stays Fresh For Longer in Corrugated Trays

Corrugated trays keep fruit fresher and safer than reusable plastic crates (RPCs) and can significantly reduce contamination from pathogenic and spoilage microorganisms, according to scientific research. The research by the

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Labcell Supplies Decagon Devices AquaLab 4TE Water Activity Analysers to McVitie’s

    Labcell Supplies Decagon Devices AquaLab 4TE Water Activity Analysers to  McVitie’s

Labcell has supplied five Decagon Devices AquaLab 4TE water activity analysers to McVitie’s Cake Company for end-of-line quality assurance of Chocolate Cake, Jamaica Ginger Cake, Lyle’s Golden Syrup Cake and

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New ISO Standard to Validate Microorganism Testing Methods For the Food Industry

    New ISO Standard to Validate Microorganism Testing Methods For the Food Industry

By Sandrine Tranchard Having access to safe and nutritious food is essential. Meat, fish, dairy products, eggs, shellfish, etc., contain significant microbial flora and this can affect our health. Therefore,

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Nearly 20,000 UK Restaurants Risk Losing Customers Due to Poor Food Hygiene

    Nearly 20,000 UK Restaurants Risk Losing Customers Due to Poor Food Hygiene

Restaurants with low food hygiene ratings are risking their survival, with 61% of consumers saying they’ll boycott such establishments, according to research from Checkit (http://www.checkit.net/). 18,379 restaurants, takeaways, sandwich/coffee shops,

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Milk exposed to LED is bad news

Cornell University researchers in the Department of Food Science found that exposure to light-emitting diode (LED) sources for even a few hours degrades the perceived quality of fluid milk more

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TOMRA Launches New Russian Website and Video Platform

    TOMRA Launches New Russian Website and Video Platform

TOMRA Sorting Food has announced the launch of its Russian language website, which will provide a dynamic online resource for its customers across Russia. The launch of the website, which

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OmegaVeritas develops 3rd-party authenticity test for salmon oil

OmegaVeritas has developed an independent third-party test for determining the authenticity of salmon oil. The recently established test, described as “the first of its kind”, is able to verify both

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FSA Publishes Latest Campylobacter Results

    FSA Publishes Latest Campylobacter Results

The UK Food Standards Agency has published the latest results from its survey of campylobacter on fresh shop-bought chickens. The results for January to March 2016 continue to show a

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Loma Installs Compact Combination Inspection System at Long Clawson Dairy

  Loma Installs Compact Combination Inspection System at Long Clawson Dairy

Loma Systems – a leading manufacturer of metal detection, checkweighing and x-ray inspection equipment for the global food industry – has

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Process Contaminants in Vegetable Oils and Foods

  Process Contaminants in Vegetable Oils and Foods

Glycerol-based process contaminants found in palm oil, but also in other vegetable oils, margarines and some processed foods, raise potential

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No Flies on Rentokil – Innovative Trap Designed to Combat Pesky Flies at Commercial Food Premises

  No Flies on Rentokil – Innovative Trap Designed to Combat Pesky Flies at Commercial Food Premises

Rentokil has launched its latest innovation in pest management – the Rentokil Fly Box. Designed to be installed in or

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Mettler-Toledo Safeline Wins Second Queen’s Award For Enterprise

  Mettler-Toledo Safeline Wins Second Queen’s Award For Enterprise

Mettler-Toledo Safeline Ltd has been awarded a second Queen’s Award for Enterprise, this time in the Innovation category. The 2016

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ICS Cool Energy Launches New NSF Glycol For Compliance in Food and Beverage Applications

  ICS Cool Energy Launches New NSF Glycol For Compliance in Food and Beverage Applications

Leading temperature control specialist, ICS Cool Energy, has launched an important new development in food processing safety with the introduction

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Alternative Application of Steam Treatment Can Potentially Replace Chemical and Physical Disinfections

  Alternative Application of Steam Treatment Can Potentially Replace Chemical and Physical Disinfections

Steam is a well-known decontamination method with a wide range of utilization. Steam processes are generally considered as highly cost-effective,

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Food Hygiene is Number One Priority For Consumers When Eating Out

  Food Hygiene is Number One Priority For Consumers When Eating Out

UK consumers are united in not tolerating poor food hygiene ratings and simply will not visit businesses that have had

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Addmaster Awarded Best New Idea Accolade at Foodex 2016

  Addmaster Awarded Best New Idea Accolade at Foodex 2016

An antibacterial Bag for Life from Addmaster (UK) Ltd has been awarded the Best New Idea accolade at this year’s

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Revision is Ongoing For ISO 22000 on Food Safety Management

  Revision is Ongoing For ISO 22000 on Food Safety Management

The consequences of unsafe food can be devastating, both for consumers and businesses worldwide. With many of today’s food products

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Enterprise Ireland and University College Dublin Launch New €1.7 Million Innovation Partnership to Enhance Food Quality and Safety

  Enterprise Ireland and University College Dublin Launch New €1.7 Million Innovation Partnership to Enhance Food Quality and Safety

A new 3-year Innovation Partnership programme in food quality and safety has been launched at University College Dublin (UCD). The €1.7

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Novel Food, Traditional Food – EFSA Briefing on Draft Guidance Documents

  Novel Food, Traditional Food – EFSA Briefing on Draft Guidance Documents

EFSA has presented draft guidance documents on novel and traditional food to stakeholders. EFSA developed the documents following last year’s

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3M – Optimising Food Safety, Quality and Productivity

3M applies science in collaborative ways to improve lives daily. With $30 billion in sales, 3M’s 90,000 employees connect with

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Mitigate Cross-contamination Risk With Hygienic Pallets

  Mitigate Cross-contamination Risk With Hygienic Pallets

With food and beverage exports having doubled over the past decade, Jim Hardisty, MD of Goplasticpallets.com, provides examples of hygiene

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Food Fraud, Safety and the Challenges of Global Trading Under the Spotlight at Foodex 2016

  Food Fraud, Safety and the Challenges of Global Trading Under the Spotlight at Foodex 2016

Foodex, the UK’s premier trade event for the food and drink processing, packaging, ingredients and logistics industries, will play host

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Flowcrete Takes Food Safe Flooring Message to Food and Drink Industry

  Flowcrete Takes Food Safe Flooring Message to Food and Drink Industry

Flowcrete UK is taking its expertise on how to create floors that meet the highest food safety standards to several

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Anti-counterfeiting solution from Guala Closures

Guala Closures partners with Authentic Vision for new anti-counterfeiting closure solution with a wealth of end-consumer marketing opportunities for the

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CSPI: synthetic dyes need warning labels

Foods that contain Red 40, Yellow 5, or other synthetic food dyes should bear a label warning parents that the

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Mars Product Recall Could Cost Millions

  Mars Product Recall Could Cost Millions

Leading product recall expert solicitors, Roythornes, estimate the Mars crisis could cost the firm millions. Mars reportedly ordered a full recall

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Mars Chocolate Issues Voluntary Recall

  Mars Chocolate Issues Voluntary Recall

Following the discovery of a small piece of red plastic in a SNICKERS® bar purchased in Germany, Mars has made

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Tesco Continues to Reduce Levels of Campylobacter in Chicken

  Tesco Continues to Reduce Levels of Campylobacter in Chicken

Tesco has released figures which show a continuation in the reduction of levels of Campylobacter in its fresh chicken. The

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Former Red Tractor Chairman Appointed as Chairman of Acoura

  Former Red Tractor Chairman Appointed as Chairman of Acoura

David Gregory (pictured) has been appointed as Chairman of specialist food and drink compliance and risk services provider Acoura. One of

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New Sentencing Guidelines May Expose Food Professionals to Fraud Culpability

  New Sentencing Guidelines May Expose Food Professionals to Fraud Culpability

Guidelines*, which have come into effect in England and Wales, mean food industry professionals face possible custodial sentences for actions

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EU Commits to €32.5 Million to Support EU Reference Laboratories in 2016 and 2017

  EU Commits to €32.5 Million to Support EU Reference Laboratories in 2016 and 2017

The European Commission has awarded a total of €32.5 million, for the years 2016 and 2017, to support the 43

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Enhanced Touchscreen Control Enables Easier Operation of Bühler’s Optical Sorter

  Enhanced Touchscreen Control Enables Easier Operation of Bühler’s Optical Sorter

Bühler’s optical sorting solutions for the global food and non-food processing industry contain a wealth of configurable options, allowing customers

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Doehler’s new QCheck Kit ensures brewing safety

The Brewers QCheck Kit is an all-in-one solution that allows the checking of the entire brewing process starting from the

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Feel Confident in Your Seafood Products

  Feel Confident in Your Seafood Products

Below are a number of responsible questions to ask about your fish. Sustainably sourced? Retailers and buyers need to be

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Revolutionary Multi-Toxin Screening

  Revolutionary Multi-Toxin Screening

Food consumers globally are becoming increasingly discerning in selecting produce to fill their fridges, cupboards and, indeed, stomachs. Factors of

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14th International Fresenius Conference on “Food Safety and Dietary Risk Assessment” – 29 February to 1 March 2016 – Cologne/Germany

  14th International Fresenius Conference on “Food Safety and Dietary Risk Assessment” – 29 February to 1 March 2016 – Cologne/Germany

The research on food safety constantly produces new findings and improved procedures, but regulation and associated requirements with regard to

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Erze Ambalaj and Parx Plastics partner to create antimicrobial packaging for food

  Erze Ambalaj and Parx Plastics partner to create antimicrobial packaging for food

Erze Ambalaj in collaboration with biochemistry developer Parx Plastics has developed a new added value for their product line-up making

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Closing the Safety Gap with New EFLA® HyperPure Line

  Closing the Safety Gap with New EFLA® HyperPure Line

Frutarom Health BU launches its new EFLA® HyperPure natural ingredients line in response to new regulations to prevent polycyclic aromatic

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New Novel Food Regulation Agreed

  New Novel Food Regulation Agreed

The new novel food Regulation has been agreed that aims to improve conditions so that businesses can more easily bring

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Tesco On Course to Meet New Targets For Campylobacter in Chicken

  Tesco On Course to Meet New Targets For Campylobacter in Chicken

Tesco has released new data which shows that the retailer is delivering on its commitment to further reduce the levels

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