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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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European Commission Guides Member States in Tackling Dual Quality Food Products

    European Commission Guides Member States in Tackling Dual Quality Food Products

The European Commission has issued a set of guidelines on the application of EU food and consumer laws to dual quality products, as announced by President Juncker in this year’s

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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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Eliminate Problem Metals at PPMA 2017

    Eliminate Problem Metals at PPMA 2017

On stand G24 at PPMA 2017, Eriez Europe will be making their debut at the event showcasing a range of their magnetic separation and metal detection solutions for improved and

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New Multi-lane Metal Detector Beats Food Waste Challenge

    New Multi-lane Metal Detector Beats Food Waste Challenge

At PPMA 2017, stand A42, Fortress Technology will unveil how metal detection sensitivity accomplished by its multi-aperture innovation can deliver optimal food safety whilst helping to eradicate false product rejects.

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Halewood International to Launch Ideagen Q-Pulse

    Halewood International to Launch Ideagen Q-Pulse

Major drinks manufacturer, Halewood International, is to launch a UK-wide quality management system using software from Ideagen. The producers of Crabbie’s, Lambrini and Red Square Vodka – among other brands – will

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Ishida X-ray Technology Helps Karwendel Play it Safe

    Ishida X-ray Technology Helps Karwendel Play it Safe

Leading German dairy company Karwendel-Werke Huber is ensuring outstanding product quality for its Exquisa and miree cream cheese and quark specialities with the help of eleven X-ray inspection systems from

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Irish Quality Assurance, Health & Safety/Farmer Health & Wellbeing Event

    Irish Quality Assurance, Health & Safety/Farmer Health & Wellbeing Event

A Teagasc Quality Assurance event was held on the farm of Harry and Amanda Murphy, Ballamon, Ferns, Co. Wexford on Thursday, 24 August.  In association with Bord Bia, the objective of

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New Features in the GEA A-Tec Spiral Freezer Provide Additional Hygiene and Space Benefits

    New Features in the GEA A-Tec Spiral Freezer Provide Additional Hygiene and Space Benefits

GEA has announced two new options for its trusted A-Tec spiral freezer for the North American market that provide significant hygiene and practical benefits to its food processing customers while maintaining all

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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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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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ABP Ireland Strikes Gold at International Quality Awards

    ABP Ireland Strikes Gold at International Quality Awards

ABP Ireland, part of ABP Food Group, was a quadruple winner at the prestigious annual International Taste and Quality Institute (iTQi) Awards. The Brussels-based institute is a leading global authority

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Bühler’s SORTEX PolarVision™ Technology Safeguards Quality of Blåtand’s Super Berries

    Bühler’s SORTEX PolarVision™ Technology Safeguards Quality of Blåtand’s Super Berries

SORTEX® optical sorting technology is helping world-class berry supplier Blåtand AB to drive efficiency in processing its wild berries, as it gears up for growth and expansion into new markets. This

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Does Your Steam Pass the Taste Test?

    Does Your Steam Pass the Taste Test?

By Francisco Pedrosa, National Clean Steam Specialist at Spirax Sarco While quality and purity of steam used in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries has been an important consideration for years,

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Ishida RVE Multihead Weighers Raise the Bar

    Ishida RVE Multihead Weighers Raise the Bar

Ishida is launching a new series of mid-range multihead weighers for the high performance weighing of free-flowing and semi-sticky products for a large number of dry, fresh and frozen food

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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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Ishida Helps Turkish Dried Fruit Packer

    Ishida Helps Turkish Dried Fruit Packer

An Ishida IX-GA-4075 X-ray inspection system is providing Turkish dried fruit packer Anatolia AS with a final comprehensive quality inspection for its bulk packing operation. Based in Izmir, Anatolia supplies

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RAPS Opens New Plant in Germany

    RAPS Opens New Plant in Germany

RAPS has invested around €1.5 million in new technology at its German headquarters. Working with a renowned plant manufacturer, a state-of-the-art facility for raw material preparation has come to life.

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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 Foods Ingredients. Arla Foods Ingredients is a global leader in

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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 the bearings. Klüber Lubrication has now succeeded in developing a

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NSF International Launches Raised Without Antibiotics Certification

    NSF International Launches Raised Without Antibiotics Certification

Global public health organization NSF International has developed an independent certification protocol — Raised Without Antibiotics — to certify animal products have been raised without exposure to antibiotics. The new

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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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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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Eilersen Electric Launches the World’s First Hygienic Beam Load Cell

    Eilersen Electric Launches the World’s First Hygienic Beam Load Cell

Eilersen is releasing a new series of digital load cells in a hygienic (aseptic) design for dynamic weighing, process weighing,

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Hygienic Sealed Wall Kerbing Within Food and Drink Factories

    Hygienic Sealed Wall Kerbing Within Food and Drink Factories

In the food and drink factories it is an important factor when manufacturing, processing, packaging and distributing quality products, daily.

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Ravenwood Launches End of Line Quality Control System

    Ravenwood Launches End of Line Quality Control System

Linerless gurus, Ravenwood Packaging has unveiled its latest game-changing technology, the VXR; combining vision, x-ray and seal check technology. The

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Key Technology Helps Processors Improve Product Quality, Increase Yield and Reduce Costs

    Key Technology Helps Processors Improve Product Quality, Increase Yield and Reduce Costs

Key Technology has a long history as a trusted supplier and partner to food processors worldwide. With the single most

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Seafood DNA Traceability Programme to Guarantee Greater Levels of Transparency

    Seafood DNA Traceability Programme to Guarantee Greater Levels of Transparency

A first-ever ‘farm to fork’ programme for shrimp production has been announced, offering consumers DNA based assurance on the origin

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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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New White Paper Reveals How Automation Can Prevent Product Recalls

    New White Paper Reveals How Automation Can Prevent Product Recalls

Product recalls can have a catastrophic impact on a food manufacturer’s brand and business but existing systems often rely 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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New Warehouse Offers Maximum Product Safety For Taiyo

    New Warehouse Offers Maximum Product Safety For Taiyo

Taiyo, a pioneer in the research and manufacture of functional ingredients for the food, beverage, medical food and pharmaceutical industries,

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Fast, Flexible, Accurate – Ishida’s ‘Hungry Monster’

    Fast, Flexible, Accurate – Ishida’s ‘Hungry Monster’

The success of the preferred supplier partnership between Ishida Europe and Tulip, one of the UK’s leading food processing companies,

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Oakland International Web Relaunch Champions Transformative Change

    Oakland International Web Relaunch Champions Transformative Change

County Meath business, Oakland International, a sustainable family business held in high regard within the multi temperature supply chain arena,

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Blakeman’s Upgrades Processing Line With Fourth Spiral Freezer

    Blakeman’s Upgrades Processing Line With Fourth Spiral Freezer

One of the UK’s leading manufacturers of sausage and meat products, James T Blakeman & Co is investing in a

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Oakland International Ireland Retains Global BRC Standard

    Oakland International Ireland Retains Global BRC Standard

Supply chain distribution specialist Oakland International has retained British Retailers Consortium’s (BRC) quality audit for storage and distribution for their

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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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Hygienic Drainage Design Within the Meat Processing Industry

    Hygienic Drainage Design Within the Meat Processing Industry

In the meat processing industry it is vital to maintain high hygiene standards to ensure the fresh meat goods are

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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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Egemin to Build Third Automated High-bay Warehouse For Agristo

    Egemin to Build Third Automated High-bay Warehouse For Agristo

Belgian pre-fried and frozen potato products manufacturer Agristo is teaming up with Egemin Automation for the third time in a

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Limerick Packaging is Now FSC Accredited

    Limerick Packaging is Now FSC Accredited

Limerick Packaging has announced that it is now FSC accredited. “This was always going to be our next goal following

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A UK First For Scottish Salmon Company

    A UK First For Scottish Salmon Company

The Scottish Salmon Company has become the first salmon producer in the UK to secure full GGN licensing, an international

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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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Hygienic Stainless Steel Environments Within Dairies

In dairy industries it is vital that hygiene standards are kept to a very high standard. To do this, the

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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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TASI TEST – The Global Leader in Packaging Leak Test and Inspection

    TASI TEST – The Global Leader in Packaging Leak Test and Inspection

TASI TEST represents a new force in the packaging leak detection market by combining 3 top industry players, ALPS, Bonfiglioli

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Starch Europe Announces Winners of 2015-2016 Safety Awards

    Starch Europe Announces Winners of 2015-2016 Safety Awards

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

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Quality Control of Milk and Milk Products With FT-NIR Spectroscopy

    Quality Control of Milk and Milk Products With FT-NIR Spectroscopy

FT-NIR spectroscopy allows a rapid and efficient analysis of the major parameters fat, protein, dry matter, and lactose as well

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Clada Group Takes Gold in Irish Q Mark Awards

    Clada Group Takes Gold in Irish Q Mark Awards

Clada Group, based in Galway, has been named as the best food and drinks manufacturer in Ireland for Quality Management

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Independent Craft Beer of Ireland Symbol Launched

    Independent Craft Beer of Ireland Symbol Launched

The Independent Craft Brewers of Ireland (ICBI) has launched the official ‘Independent Craft Beer of Ireland’ symbol. This symbol was

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