Food Safety & Quality

FSA guides the food industry

FSA guides the food industry

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...

Irish food tracking campaign

Irish food tracking campaign

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...

Easy-use test kit

Easy-use test kit

Oxoid, the UK-based food safety specialist, has had its Staphytect
and Dryspot Staphytect test kits successfully evaluated under the
European Microbiological Methods Assessment.

Acrylamide focus

Acrylamide focus

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...

Safety in the can

Safety in the can

Tin levels in UK canned foods are lower than five years ago and are
well within regulatory limits, according to a UK Food Standards
Agency survey released last week.

Tamper evident solution

Tamper evident solution

RPC Containers Market Rasen, the UK packaging provider, has
redesigned two of the containers for McCormick's leading Schwartz
brand of herbs and spices, to provide improved tamper evidence.

Coding system ensures quality

Coding system ensures quality

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...

Machine kills man

Machine kills man

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,...

Sanitary belt

Sanitary belt

Chiorino, a UK-based company providing belting products for the
food industry, has launched a new type of belt with increased
protection against bacteria.

Meat scares continue in Japan

Meat scares continue in Japan

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...

Soft foods tester

Soft foods tester

A range of low-cost machines for testing a variety of foods -
including fruit, pasties and cheese - has been launched by the
UK-based Zwick Roell Group.

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