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Agilent on mineral oil, 3-MCPD and fipronil

Tue, 21/11/2017 - 14:30
Agilent has told us that topics on its radar include 3-MCPD and mineral oil and reflected on the fipronil contamination incident.

Resources and time are barriers for operations - SafetyChain and TAG

Tue, 21/11/2017 - 10:44
Resources and time are barriers for many operations, according to a survey by SafetyChain Software and The Acheson Group (TAG).

One person dead, two injured in ArcelorMittal explosion

Tue, 21/11/2017 - 10:13
One person has died and two others are seriously injured after an explosion at an ArcelorMittal plant in Gent, Belgium.

Kenyan officials receive aflatoxin prevention training

Tue, 21/11/2017 - 08:57
Kenyan officials have been trained on preventing aflatoxin contamination as they harvest maize from regions experiencing heavy rainfall.

Thermo: Appetite is growing for HRAM GC-MS

Mon, 20/11/2017 - 14:21
Appetite is growing for HRAM GC-MS, according to Thermo Fisher Scientific as it released updated Orbitrap GC-MS systems.

Raw milk firm linked to Brucella illness in New Jersey

Mon, 20/11/2017 - 13:00
The New Jersey Department of Health (DOH) has ordered a company to stop selling unpasteurized milk.

Researchers sugar coat work looking into extending food shelf-life

Mon, 20/11/2017 - 12:00
Scientists have outlined a simple way to protect food from bacterial contamination that uses a 'sugar-glass' coating containing virus-killing bacteria, which could be used in the food packaging and processing industries.

EU projects tap into ‘paradigm shift’ towards on-site testing

Mon, 20/11/2017 - 11:06
Two European projects are driving a âparadigm shiftâ to allow on-site food testing ahead of possible consumer use.

Using digital technology to detect grape quality

Mon, 20/11/2017 - 09:39
Researchers at the Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) are trialling a new way to measure bunch rot and non-grape matter by using near infrared hyperspectral imaging at the weighbridge.

Dutch police investigate product tampering at Vomar

Fri, 17/11/2017 - 14:14
Dutch police have arrested three people after pins were put in various products at a supermarket in Zaandam.

Council blames ‘changing landscape’ for lab closure

Fri, 17/11/2017 - 10:58
A laboratory in operation for almost 90 years in Staffordshire is to close following a council review.

EFRA slams accreditation process in 2 Sisters inquiry

Fri, 17/11/2017 - 09:28
A committee looking into alleged lapses at a 2 Sisters poultry site has described the accreditation process as having a âpatchwork natureâ and said it appears ârelatively simpleâ for someone to hide infractions.

Almost 1 in 5 SA Salmonella cases in under 5’s

Thu, 16/11/2017 - 14:40
South Australia has already recorded more Salmonella cases than it normally has in a full year.

Promega launches automated nucleic acid prep system

Thu, 16/11/2017 - 13:45
Promega Corporation has introduced a modular nucleic acid preparation system that allows labs of all sizes to adapt to changing workflows.

Recalls: Insects, norovirus and Listeria

Thu, 16/11/2017 - 10:44
Recalls and alerts were made by UK, US, Ireland, Canada, Belgium, New Zealand, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Croatia.

Undeclared allergens dominate FDA Q3 recalls

Wed, 15/11/2017 - 15:24
There was a spike in US Q3 recalled food units due to undeclared allergens, according to Stericycle Expert Solutions.

CSPI and CFS hit out at delay in Produce Safety rule requirements

Wed, 15/11/2017 - 10:51
Two food safety watchdog groups have opposed plans to extend compliance dates for agricultural water requirements by an additional two to four years.

FoodLogiQ updates traceability technology

Wed, 15/11/2017 - 08:00
FoodLogiQ has released product enhancements to its food traceability technology.

Analytical methods only part of solution to detect and prevent food fraud

Tue, 14/11/2017 - 11:29
Analytical techniques are only part of the solution when it comes to food fraud, according to a Nofima scientist.

WTO members raise trade concerns on EU pesticide MRLs

Tue, 14/11/2017 - 09:28
World Trade Organization (WTO) members have raised trade issues on pesticides in food at the Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS).


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