In the UK, leading food manufacturer Katsouris Fresh Foods has
installed a Claricom Package Coding Management System in a drive to
increase efficiency and eliminate the risk of product recalls due
to coding errors.
As Greece picks up the reins to the presidency of the European
Union, the European Confederation of the Food and Drink industries
has used the opportunity to highlight a number of key issues that
are set to have an impact on European...
The UK-based Food Industry Panels Group (FIPG), a broad consortium
of trade associations in the food manufacturing, storage and
distribution sectors,is set to publish its Fire Risk
A further step marking the importance of the traceability of GMOs
in Europe was made yesterday when the European Research
Commissioner Philippe Busquin inaugurated a European network of
genetically modified organism (GMO) laboratories....
The European food and drink industry this week gave a vote of
confidence to the radical revamp of the 41 year old Common
Agricultural Policy proposed by European Agriculture Commissioner
Franz Fischler - but gave a clear warning about...
The United Food and Commercial Workers Local has called for the
Pennsylvania General Assembly to let the Food Employees
Certification Act of 1994, a voluntary measure designed to train
and certify food workers and ensure food safety,...
International BioChemical Industries has said that it has moved
into the second round of testing in a cooperative effort with a
global food and beverage company after initial testing for its
antimicrobial agents proved effective.
French company AES Laboratoire, which specialises in tests and
equipment for research into food contaminants, this week registered
a healthy increase in its turnover, thanks mainly to increasing
concerns over safety issues within...
The UK's Joint Health Claims Initiative has been making news with a
new health claim for soya protein in foods. This week Novis's
Lindsey Partos takes a closer look at health claims and
discuss the EU's draft proposal...
US food irradiation specialists Surebeam and Food Technology have
both announced quarterly results which indicate that, despite the
recent E. coli outbreaks, uptake of irradiation is still not widely
accepted in the US.
Since the recent trial launch of its square soup cans in two of its
UK stores, the packaging industry has been keenly observing
proceedings at supermarket group J. Sainsbury's. The retailer made
the bold move to trial the new...
The UK-based Silsoe Research Institute has developed a power saw
that can more efficiently strip the spines out of cattle and sheep
carcasses, claiming to further cut the risk of infecting people
with the agent that causes the fatal...
Shares of Surebeam, the US provider of electronic beam food safety
systems, yesterday soared more than 30 per cent after the company
won its latest grocery contract amid concern over meat safety
following several US outbreaks of food-borne...
European Commissioner for Research Philippe Busquin has issued a
thinly veiled attack on opponents to 'new technologies' in Europe,
warning that European competitiveness in agriculture could be
harmed through 'through...
All Member States must fully and swiftly implement the 1998
European Directive on the legal protection of biotechnological
inventions or Europe will fall behind its competitors in this
crucial sector - so the European Commission warned...
The European Commission releases results of an investigative report
into the use and labelling of food irradiation in Europe today.
Findings reveal that out of more than 6500 food samples checked for
irradiation, 1.5 per cent were...
US food companies can seek federal approval to avoid using the word
"irradiation" on labels of foods treated with the disease-killing
process, and instead use language such as "cold pasteurisation,"
the US Food...
The UK's fears about GM foods, and the insistence of the government
that GM trials should continue - highlighted by the publication of
the Consumers' Association report which we also report on today -
are shared by the Swiss...
Last week FoodProductionDaily.com reported about some
interesting research work into packaging design at the Delft
University of Technology in the Netherlands. Roland ten
Klooster believes he has come up with solutions to make food...
After several months of testing US University of Georgia
researchers recently confirmed the effectiveness of a new product,
FreshTech, designed to control bacterial growth and extend shelf
life in food service coolers.
Interactive, a US-based company that holds the rights to light
based scanners used to inspect meat for microbial contamination, is
increasing production of its small, hand-held version of the