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Nestlé, Unilever, Walmart and others look at blockchain with IBM

Tue, 22/08/2017 - 14:59

Dole, Nestlé, Tyson Foods, Unilever and Walmart are part of a consortium with IBM which will identify areas where the food supply chain can benefit from blockchain.

Norovirus detected in water coolers linked to outbreak - study

Tue, 22/08/2017 - 14:01

High levels of norovirus genotypes I and II were detected in office water coolers associated with an outbreak last year.

Slovakian botulism case linked to rare subtype in hummus

Tue, 22/08/2017 - 12:57

A very rare subtype implicated in only one previous outbreak was responsible for a case of botulism in Slovakia, according to research.

Brazilian meat checks drive European F&B alerts

Tue, 22/08/2017 - 09:25

Contaminated meat from Brazil was the driving force behind a rise in food and beverage notifications during Q2 2017, according to Stericycle ExpertSOLUTIONS.

Analytik Jena collaborates with TATAA Biocenter

Mon, 21/08/2017 - 10:43

TATAA Biocenter has expanded its real-time PCR offerings with a thermocycler from Analytik Jena.

Four Salmonella strains linked to papaya outbreak

Mon, 21/08/2017 - 10:29

Two different types of Salmonella have been added to an outbreak investigation into papayas which has sickened 173 people.

Merck reveals smaller agar plates for water/beverage testing

Mon, 21/08/2017 - 09:59

Merck has released ready-to-use agar plates for quality control of water and filterable beverages.

Fipronil scandal drives testing demand in chicken and egg-based products

Fri, 18/08/2017 - 14:27

Analytical labs have told FoodQualityNews they have experienced a big increase in demand for testing mainly from EU countries following the fipronil egg contamination scandal.

Rapidity of response not something to be played with - CFIA

Fri, 18/08/2017 - 14:06

Rapidity of response for a recall is not something ‘to be played with’ but evidence has to be solid, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

Viavi launches probe for point & shoot analysis

Fri, 18/08/2017 - 13:47

Viavi Solutions has launched a tablet probe that provides users with a portable spectral sensing option for point and shoot material analysis.

GFSI seeks to fill new technical working group positions

Fri, 18/08/2017 - 13:10

The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is looking for participants in a new Biocides and Cleaning Agents Technical Working Group (TWG).

Roka Bioscience to sell assets to IEH for $17.5m

Fri, 18/08/2017 - 09:24

Roka Bioscience is to sell its assets to the Institute for Environmental Health (IEH) for $17.5m.

Ribena recalled in Malaysia

Thu, 17/08/2017 - 12:23

The manufacturer of Ribena has recalled some batches of the fruit drink in Malaysia over a “manufacturing error”.

Recalls: Norovirus, Clostridium botulinum and Salmonella

Thu, 17/08/2017 - 11:01

Food and beverage alerts were made by USA, England, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Finland, Sweden, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Netherlands and Denmark.

K-Bar Dairy recalls raw milk due to Brucella concerns

Thu, 17/08/2017 - 10:46

At least one person has been hospitalized by brucellosis with a link to raw milk, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

Validactor looks to combat counterfeiting

Wed, 16/08/2017 - 12:59

No company should be left without the possibility to prove its products are safe and original, according to one of the co-founders of Validactor.

Zoonoses more sensitive to climate than solely human or animal pathogens

Wed, 16/08/2017 - 11:00

The impact of climate change on emergence and spread of infectious diseases could be greater than previously thought, according to University of Liverpool research.

Global ID acquires Brazilian testing lab

Wed, 16/08/2017 - 10:00

The Global ID Group (Global ID) has acquired a food safety testing lab in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. 

Almost 150 sick by Salmonella from papayas

Wed, 16/08/2017 - 09:38

Three more states have illnesses as part of an outbreak of Salmonella linked to Maradol papayas from a Mexican farm.

Campylobacter illnesses in Wales linked to raw milk

Tue, 15/08/2017 - 12:02

Public Health Wales is investigating four cases of Campylobacter linked with milk from Penlan y Môr farm.

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