Food Safety & Quality

Better detection rates

Better detection rates

Lock Inspection Systems is to preview its Compact Vertical Fall
metal detector for the first time at the forthcoming PPMA, to be
held in the NEC, Birmingham, UK this September.

PCB levels under control

PCB levels under control

Levels of dioxins and dioxin-like environmental pollutants PCBs in
food have fallen by around 50 per cent in the UK over three years,
according to a recent study from food safety agency, the Food
Standards Agency (FSA).

Spray away

Spray away

US public health and safety company NSF International has
registered WD-40's professional silicone spray lubricant.

All pumped up

All pumped up

Alfa Laval is launching the Solid C series centrifugal pumps, a new
series of centrifugal pumps for standard sanitary duties.

Oxysense on display

Oxysense on display

Oxysense, the world leader in non-invasive oxygen measurement
systemsfor the food and beverage industry, is to showcase a number
of new technologies at the forthcoming Pack Expo.

Wrapped up in Basil

Wrapped up in Basil

A recently published report in the Journal of Agricultural and Food
Chemistry highlights how the herb basil, when incorporated into
plastic wrapping, can enhance food safety.

Here's to hygiene

Here's to hygiene

The Oxoid Awards for Beer Quality and Brewery Hygiene have
recognised a number of innovative moves in the field, with the
first prize given to a comprehensive training package to promote
hygiene.

EFSA up and running

EFSA up and running

The Management Board of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
met yesterday for the first time after the finalisation of the
scientific committee and panels which give the authority its core
capability.

Perfect process

Perfect process

JM Canty has launched its Flowcell system which analyses liquids,
slurries for food and beverage applications using vision technology
to provide a comprehensive inspection and analysis tool.

Dosing right

Dosing right

Mettler Toledo, providers of safety and compliance systems for food
and beverage processing, has supplied Italian pasta and bakery
producer Barilla with a dosing, sanitising and weighing system for
one of its primary production facilities.

An alternative to GM food?

An alternative to GM food?

Low-saturated fat foods, enhanced flavours, foods without allergens
- all this is possible without any tampering of DNA material. US
company Anawah has received several million dollars to support
their work that combines molecular...

Mould test developed

Mould test developed

Foss has developed a new system that allows for the rapid testing
of mould and yeast in baked products. The new combined test for
mould and yeast complements existing MicroFoss tests for
enterobacteriaceae, coliform, generic E.coli...

Virtual safety

Virtual safety

The world wide web is now home to the results of twenty years of
experiments into the behaviour of bacteria in foods with the launch
this week of a free common database.

Air-tight solution

Air-tight solution

Air Products has announced a global re-branding strategy which aims to make it easier to recognise its range of products and services for safety and quality within the food and beverages industry.

Dow Corning hits top gear

Dow Corning hits top gear

Dow Corning has launched a line of synthetic gear oils that is said
to extend drain intervals by three times over conventional mineral
oils while reducing power consumption by as much as 17 per cent.

Wash your hands!

Wash your hands!

Nearly half of teenage schoolchildren do not always wash their
handsbefore eating, according to a new survey by the UK's Food and
Drink Federation.

EFSA appoints committee

EFSA appoints committee

The European Food Safety Authority's scientific committee says that
its panels have now been appointed, opening the way for the body to
start work on streamlining safety within the European food and
drinks industry.

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