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Diageo Recalls Guinness 0.0 in Great Britain

    Diageo Recalls Guinness 0.0 in Great Britain

As a precautionary measure, Diageo is recalling its newly launched new non-alcoholic beer – Guinness 0.0 – in Great Britain because of a microbiological contamination which may make some cans

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GEA Purger Ready For Propane Use

    GEA Purger Ready For Propane Use

GEA has launched the latest version of its Purger for refrigeration plants that uses the environmentally-friendly natural refrigerant R290 (propane). R290 has a very low GWP (Global Warming Potential) ensuring

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First Ever Grass Fed Irish Beef TV Campaign in the UK

    First Ever Grass Fed Irish Beef TV Campaign in the UK

Bord Bia (Irish Food Board) has launched a major UK marketing campaign placing grass-fed Irish beef in the spotlight this autumn in a bid to drive awareness of its premium

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Kerry Group Invests in Clean-label Food Protection

    Kerry Group Invests in Clean-label Food Protection

Kerry Group, the taste and nutrition company, has expanded its clean-label food protection capabilities through the acquisition of two innovative companies, IsoAge Technologies and Biosecur Lab. These acquisitions, which were

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Mondelēz International uses 3D chocolate-making technology to make medical visors for NHS and frontline staff

    Mondelēz International uses 3D chocolate-making technology to make medical visors for NHS and frontline staff

Mondelēz International, has joined forces with engineering company 3P innovation to help produce thousands of medical visors every day to protect front line NHS staff. The food manufacturer is repurposing

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Unilever Takes Measures to Help Fight Against Covid-19

    Unilever Takes Measures to Help Fight Against Covid-19

Unilever has announced a wide-ranging set of measures to support global and national efforts to tackle the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. The company’s actions are designed to help protect the lives

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Diageo Pledges More Than 8 Million Bottles of Sanitiser For Frontline Healthcare Workers

    Diageo Pledges More Than 8 Million Bottles of Sanitiser For Frontline Healthcare Workers

Diageo has pledged to enable the creation of more than eight million bottles of hand sanitiser, by donating up to two million litres of alcohol to manufacturing partners, to help

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Greggs Closes All Shops

    Greggs Closes All Shops

Greggs, the leading bakery food-on-the-go retailer in the UK, with more than 2,050 retail outlets throughout the country, has closed its shop estate in order to protect its staff and

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BRCGS Publishes its Plant-Based Standard

    BRCGS Publishes its Plant-Based Standard

BRCGS, a leading brand and consumer protection organisation, used by over 29,000 certificated suppliers over 130 countries, has launched the Plant-Based Issue 1 Standard. The BRCGS Plant-Based Global Standard has

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Effective Process Monitoring Key to Ensuring Dairy Safety

    Effective Process Monitoring Key to Ensuring Dairy Safety

As part of its commitment to food safety and health, the International Dairy Federation has published new guidance outlining additional actions that can be taken in the production process to

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Loma Launches New RUN-WET IQ4 Metal Detector

    Loma Launches New RUN-WET IQ4 Metal Detector

Loma Systems, a leading manufacturer of high performance metal detectors, checkweighers and x-ray inspection systems for the global food and pharmaceutical industries, has introduced new RUN-WET® specification to its range

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Starfrost Designs State-of-the art Cooling System For Pladis

    Starfrost Designs State-of-the art Cooling System For Pladis

Industrial freezing and chilling equipment specialist, Starfrost has implemented a new, state-of-the-art spiral cooling system for Pladis, the global snacking company behind well-loved brand McVitie’s. The new upgrade was installed

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IDF Issues Guidance to Help Determine Milk Fat Purity

    IDF Issues Guidance to Help Determine Milk Fat Purity

The International Dairy Federation (IDF) has released guidance on the determination of milkfat purity, providing important additional direction to both scientists and non-scientists involved in the testing of milk and

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WHO Calls For More Research into Microplastics and a Crackdown on Plastic Pollution

    WHO Calls For More Research into Microplastics and a Crackdown on Plastic Pollution

The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for a further assessment of microplastics in the environment and their potential impacts on human health, following the release of an analysis of

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Food Profilers Develop New Methodological Approach For Food Analysis

    Food Profilers Develop New Methodological Approach For Food Analysis

Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Leibniz-Institute for Food Systems Biology have developed a new methodology for the simultaneous analysis of odorants and tastants. It could

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No More Frost With New Upgrade For GEAs A-Tec Spiral Freezers

    No More Frost With New Upgrade For GEAs A-Tec Spiral Freezers

The new GEA Static Pressure Control System (SPCS) is GEAs most recent service upgrade for older A-Tec spiral freezers. The simple upgrade instantly controls the air flow, reducing frost build-up

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ESI Nutrition’s Infant Nutrition Powders Now Approved For Export to China

    ESI Nutrition’s Infant Nutrition Powders Now Approved For  Export to China

ESI Nutrition – the new nutrition division of French dairy co-operative Laïta – has just received approval from Chinese authorities (GACG – General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic

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Consumers in the Dark About Light Damage to Milk

    Consumers in the Dark About Light Damage to Milk

Nine in ten (90%) UK dairy farmers say they are aware that light damages nutrients and taste in milk with 62% saying the whole dairy supply chain should take responsibility

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Mettler-Toledo Presents Latest Meat Inspection Solutions at IFFA

    Mettler-Toledo Presents Latest Meat Inspection Solutions at IFFA

Mettler-Toledo, one of the market-leading suppliers of product inspection and industrial weighing technologies, is presenting its latest metal detection, x-ray, checkweighing and vision solutions for ensuring quality and conformity in meat products

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Unicare Flex Nitrile – The Environmentally Friendly Food Approved Glove

    Unicare Flex Nitrile – The Environmentally Friendly Food Approved Glove

Single use hand protection specialist Unigloves has enhanced its food-dedicated range with the launch of the new Unicare Flex Nitrile disposable glove. Food handling approved, the new Unicare Flex Nitrile disposable,

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Tetra Pak Introduces Connected Packaging Platform

    Tetra Pak Introduces Connected Packaging Platform

Tetra Pak has launched its connected packaging platform, which will transform milk and juice cartons into interactive information channels, full-scale data carriers and digital tools. Driven by the trends behind

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Avery Dennison and Beefchain Develop New Way to Track Fresh Food

    Avery Dennison and Beefchain Develop New Way to Track Fresh Food

Avery Dennison RBIS, a division of Avery Dennison Corporation, the Fortune 500® innovative packaging company, has announced a transformative initiative with partner Beefchain. In partnership with the Wyoming Business Council,

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Loma Launches New X5 bulkflow X-ray Inspection System

    Loma Launches New X5 bulkflow X-ray Inspection System

Loma Systems®, a leading manufacturer of high performance metal detectors, checkweighers and X-ray inspection equipment for the global food industry, has

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Large Wins For Flowcrete UK at FeRFA Awards 2018

    Large Wins For Flowcrete UK at FeRFA Awards 2018

Flowcrete UK has won the Large Industrial Project of the Year and Large Commercial Project of the Year categories at

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Starch Europe Announces Winners of 2017-2018 Safety Awards

    Starch Europe Announces Winners of 2017-2018 Safety Awards

EU starch producers are proud to renew their firm commitment to continuously improve safety practices and to achieve a safer

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Brewers and Distillers ‘Leave the Wood’ and ‘Go plastic’

    Brewers and Distillers ‘Leave the Wood’ and ‘Go plastic’

When sourcing pallets for handling spirits and other alcoholic beverages, safety in the supply chain is a primary consideration. The

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The Macallan’s Pioneering New Distillery Installs Flowcrete UK Flooring

    The Macallan’s Pioneering New Distillery Installs Flowcrete UK Flooring

The new distillery for luxury whisky brand The Macallan has installed a variety of Flowcrete UK floors to create surfaces that would

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New Pearl Range Launched to Help Reduce Risk of Cross Contamination

    New Pearl Range Launched to Help Reduce Risk of Cross Contamination

Single use glove specialist Unigloves has launched the brand new 15-glove Pearl Colour System nitrile gloves range, helping organisations across

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RSSL’s Simon Flanagan Wins Scientist of the Year at Food & Drink Federation Awards

    RSSL’s Simon Flanagan Wins Scientist of the Year at Food & Drink Federation Awards

Food allergen specialist Simon Flanagan took the top spot in the prestigious Scientist of the Year category at this year’s

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GEA Receives Accolade For the Aseptic Blow-fill-cap Technology, ABF 1.2, With FDA Certification

    GEA Receives Accolade For the Aseptic Blow-fill-cap Technology, ABF 1.2, With FDA Certification

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has awarded GEA a letter of no objection (LONO) for its ABF 1.2

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Key Technology Introduces VERYX® Digital Sorters For Fresh-Cut Leafy Greens

    Key Technology Introduces VERYX® Digital Sorters For Fresh-Cut Leafy Greens

Key Technology, a member of the Duravant family of operating companies, has introduced VERYX® digital sorters for fresh-cut leafy greens. VERYX

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RSSL Opens Dedicated Acrylamide Laboratory

    RSSL Opens Dedicated Acrylamide Laboratory

Reading Scientific Services Ltd (RSSL), a global leader at the forefront of scientific analysis, consultancy, product development and training, has established

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Helping Food Manufacturers Derive Best Value From Vision Systems

    Helping Food Manufacturers Derive Best Value From Vision Systems

Intelligent line optimization enables food manufacturers to make the most of their production assets by securing uptime and reducing rework.

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Food Enzymes – EFSA Launches DIY Exposure Tool

    Food Enzymes – EFSA Launches DIY Exposure Tool

EFSA has published the Food Enzyme Intake Model (FEIM), a tool for estimating chronic dietary exposure to food enzymes used

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Going Beyond Food Industry Flooring Standards

    Going Beyond Food Industry Flooring Standards

The scale of today’s food industry combined with the strict standards that it has to comply with means that food and

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UK Campylobacter Levels Remain Steady

    UK Campylobacter Levels Remain Steady

The top nine retailers across the UK have now published their latest testing results on campylobacter contamination in UK-produced fresh whole

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Dual Quality of Food – European Commission Releases Common Testing Methodology

    Dual Quality of Food – European Commission Releases Common Testing Methodology

The European Commission has just released a new common methodology for comparing the quality of food products across the EU.

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Freudenberg Seals Help Minimise Flavour Transfer Problems

    Freudenberg Seals Help Minimise Flavour Transfer Problems

Beverage bottlers know the problem of flavour transfer all too well. If the wrong elastomer is used, a new batch

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Smarter Factories – Safer Working

    Smarter Factories – Safer Working

In food produce environments and packhouses, the benefits of automation when it comes to workforce health and safety are uncontended.

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Harmonised Standards Vital to Dairy’s Continued Global Success

    Harmonised Standards Vital to Dairy’s Continued Global Success

The global dairy sector must continue its efforts to harmonise methods of analysis and sampling for milk and milk products

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SICK’s LabelChecker Ticks the Box for All-in-one Quality Control

    SICK’s LabelChecker Ticks the Box for All-in-one Quality Control

SICK has launched the LabelChecker, an ‘off-the-shelf’ label inspection solution with the ability to read and verify text, numbers, bar

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What Eggs Can Teach Us About Traceability

    What Eggs Can Teach Us About Traceability

By Shan Zhan, Global Business Manager for Food & Beverage within the ABB Control Technologies business unit In summer 2017, 15

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RSSL Supports Industry With Microplastic Contamination

    RSSL Supports Industry With Microplastic Contamination

Findings that many bottled waters contain microplastics have recently hit the headlines. According to news sources, such as the BBC,

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Major International Summit in Belfast to Tackle Escalating Problem of Food Integrity

    Major International Summit in Belfast to Tackle Escalating Problem of Food Integrity

Food-security experts from all over the world will converge on Belfast from 28-31 May 2018 for a major Summit on how to

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European Commission Launches Knowledge Centre to Boost Food Quality

    European Commission Launches Knowledge Centre to Boost Food Quality

Responding to consumer concerns about food quality and fraudulent practices concerning food, the European Commission has launched a Knowledge Centre

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Packing and Food Safety – Modern Packing Methods and Test Methods are the Guarantee For Safe Food

    Packing and Food Safety – Modern Packing Methods and Test Methods are the Guarantee For Safe Food

The demands in food are high. Only companies that master and check the packing process get safe products. Whether deficiencies

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CSP Technologies Introduces TruDrawR Aseptic Sampling System For Liquid Dairy Products

    CSP Technologies Introduces TruDrawR Aseptic Sampling System For Liquid Dairy Products

CSP Technologies – a leader in packaging solutions that ensure product protection, enhance brand recognition and improve consumer experiences – has partnered

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DSM to Exclusively Market BIOMILK 300 Residual Lactose Analyzer

    DSM to Exclusively Market BIOMILK 300 Residual Lactose Analyzer

DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, will exclusively market BIOMILK 300, a compact residual lactose-analyzing

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Ishida X-ray Flexibility Ensures Premium Product Quality

    Ishida X-ray Flexibility Ensures Premium Product Quality

Ishida X-ray inspection technology is helping to maintain the premium quality reputation of one of Russia’s most popular traditional snack

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AGRO Merchants Group Acquires Grocontinental

    AGRO Merchants Group Acquires Grocontinental

AGRO Merchants Group, a global leader in cold storage and logistics solutions, announced today the acquisition of UK-based Grocontinental Limited.

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New Acrylamide Legislation Announced

    New Acrylamide Legislation Announced

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has announced that new EU legislation would be in force from April 2018 requiring food

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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

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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

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Starch Europe Announces Winners of 2016-2017 Safety Awards

    Starch Europe Announces Winners of 2016-2017 Safety Awards

Improving safety practices and achieving a safer working environment is a priority for all EU starch producers. Starch Europe has

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