The UK Food Standards Agency has published a guide to the
provisions of the 1990 Food Safety Act and other UK legislation
covering the composition and labelling of foods, chemical safety,
food hygiene, control of foodstuffs and trading...
Biacore International has had its food analysis kit, used for the
rapid routine testing of the vitamin food supplement folic acid,
fully validated and certified as a Performance Tested Method by the
Association of Analytical Communities...
After the 11 September attacks and the outbreak of foot-and-mouth
disease in the UK, the world's food supply chain remains vulnerable
to bioterrorism and naturally occurring food poisoning outbreaks, a
panel of US scientists...
The campaign in the UK to ensure that the meat substitute Quorn
correctly is correctly labelled has moved one step closer to
victory - encouraging news for the American organisation backing
The creation of a new European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is a
major component of the legal and organisational reforms to tackle
food safety in Europe. When the Council of Ministers recently
announced the composition of the new...
A campaign to urge all food premises to find out where their food
comes from has been launched by the Food Safety Authority of
Ireland. The FSAI says it wants food premises to buy products only
from suppliers who operate to the highest...
How was acrylamide first discovered in food in Sweden? What is the
UK Food Standards Agency planning to do about the problem? What are
the toxicological effects of acrylamide? A seminar devoted to this
new food safety phenomenon is...
Laurens Patisseries, a leading US cakes and pastries manufacturer
has installed a Package Coding Management System from Claricom to
allow centralised network control of on-pack coding to increase
efficiency and eliminate the risk...
Signs that the functional food market is gaining ground were
revealed this week when the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA)
announced it is considering a 'novel food' application by a food
manufacturer to market 'milk and...
The words 'food safety' are on the lips of manufacturers,
politicians and consumers across the world. In response to a
seemingly increasing preoccupation with this issue scientists are
constantly under pressure to come up...
Workers in the US food industry were reminded last week about some
of the safety hazards that exist in food production when an
industrial food processing machine that was cutting cabbage spun
out of control, crushing one man to death,...
Shares in the US-based packaging company Sealed Air Corporation,
which makes Bubble Wrap and other protective packaging for the food
industry, have plummeted this week after the ruling by a US judge
which will make it easier for claimants...
On the same day that we report that the US could be moving towards
firmer rules on genetically modified foods, the American
Association for Laboratory Accreditation has accredited ISO-17025
standards to GeneScan USA, a network of...
DS Smith has further consolidated its position within the liquid
bag-in-box packaging sector with the recent purchase of German
company Zewathener. FoodProductionDaily.com spoke to the companies
marketing manager, Stephen Morris,...
A recent survey in the UK has concluded that it is very unlikely
that paper and board packaging is a source of acrylamide, a
chemical with the potential to cause cancer, in food - according to
a report from the Food Standards Agency.
Graham Packaging has been pioneering the field of on-site food and
beverage supply manufacturing for some ten years now.
FoodProductionDaily.com spoke to company vice president Ashok
Sudan, to discover the impact on the European industry.
Just when the Japanese food industry appeared to be settling down
after a period dogged with food scares and consumer fears, the
industry was stung on Friday by another quality-control scandal
when the government accused a company...
As one of Europe's leading and most innovative suppliers of
packaging and processing machinery for the food industry, the IWKA
Group of companies has been built on a philosophy to provide
tailor-made solutions. This outlook has...
In the US, IGEN International has said that it will be introducing
its new Intelligent System at the annual meeting of the
International Association for Food Protection, being held in San
All systems are go in the European beverage packaging segment
currently. Over the past few months a series of consolidations and
divestments has redefined the industry, as the largest players
fight for a bigger share of the market,...
In its 100-plus years in business, US-based packaging supplier
Crown Cork and Seal has built up a reputation to become one of the
world's leading names for innovation in food and beverage
packaging. These days it is responsible...
Nestle FoodServices, a division of Nestle USA, has invested in, and
will become a member of, the EFS electronic supply chain network.
In addition, Allan Lutz, president, Nestle USA FoodServices
Division, will occupy an observer seat...
Workers in the food-flavouring manufacturing industry may be at
risk of developing an irreversible type of damage to the lungs,
according to a study presented the American Thoracic Society
International Conference in Atlanta
With 25 years of engineering and development work under his belt
Jim Schak has become such an authority on food drying technology
that he lectures on the subject at university. Here he discusses
the latest trend towards two-stage...
Consumer concern in South Africa about the potential seeping of
harmful compounds from PVC plastic into the food which it is
wrapped around has prompted a shake-up in the country's leading
plastics packaging group, Astrapak,...
US company Arca Systems, specialising in plastic returnable transit
packaging (RTP), has recently introduced a new high quality,
perforated container, designed for the distribution and
merchandising of fresh produce.