Food Safety & Quality

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Food Safety Recall round-up 23-29 March 2018

Recalls: Campylobacter, Rhodamine B and plastic

By Joseph James Whitworth

Recalls and alerts were made by England, Ireland, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Germany and Austria.

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Dispatches from Pittcon 2018 in Orlando

FoodQualityNews at Pittcon 2018

By Joseph James Whitworth

FoodQualityNews was at Pittcon 2018 in Orlando, Florida and spoke to Thermo Fisher, Waters, Axcend, Zebra Analytix, Jeol USA, Leco, ACD/Labs, Viavi and Labvantage.

Cases included tuna fraud adulteration of beeswax. Picture: iStock/AndreyPopov

Spain makes most requests in EU fraud system

By Joseph James Whitworth

Spain, Germany, Netherlands and Italy made the most requests last year in a system to deal with fraudulent activities along the agri-food chain.

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Salmonella sickens 63 in Sweden

By Joseph James Whitworth

Swedish agencies are investigating an outbreak of Salmonella Kentucky that has sickened 63 people.

Joe Romano of Waters Corporation at Pittcon

Dispatches from Pittcon 2018 in Orlando

Waters tackles ‘challenging’ polar pesticides

By Joseph James Whitworth

Chromatographic analysis of polar pesticides, including glyphosate, can be challenging, according to Waters Corporation.

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Food Safety Recall round-up 16-22 March 2018

Recalls: Arsenic levels, norovirus and defective packaging

By Joseph James Whitworth

Recalls and alerts were made by England, Ireland, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Germany and Austria.

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News in Brief

SGS installs second Sciex TQMS

By Joseph James Whitworth

SGS has installed a second Sciex 6500+ Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer at its Brookings South Dakota laboratory.

Four Salmonella outbreaks in three years linked to frozen raw breaded poultry

Salmonella in chicken sickens 30 in Canada

By Joseph James Whitworth

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is investigating an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis linked to frozen raw breaded chicken.

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Food Safety Recall round-up 1-15 March 2018

Recalls: Pathogens, allergens and foreign bodies

By Joseph James Whitworth

Recalls and alerts were made by England, Ireland, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Luxembourg, Norway, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Sweden, Germany and Austria.

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FDA seeks views on EU shellfish control system

By Joseph James Whitworth

The US Food and Drug Administration is inviting public comment on the view that the European Union’s Shellfish Safety Program is equivalent to the US system.

Graham McGibbon of ACD/Labs at Pittcon

Dispatches from Pittcon 2018 in Orlando

F&B looking for increased data integrity – ACD/Labs

By Joseph James Whitworth

ACD/Labs is seeing early stages of adoption of its software by the food and beverage industry as the sector looks for ways to boost data integrity.

Michael Fry of Jeol USA at Pittcon 2018 in Orlando

Dispatches from Pittcon 2018 in Orlando

Demand for quick screening techniques increasing – Jeol USA

By Joseph James Whitworth

Demand for quick screening techniques such as nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is growing for applications including detecting food fraud, according to Jeol USA.

Steve Saxe of Viavi Solutions

Dispatches from Pittcon 2018 in Orlando

Viavi: Handheld analyzer use growing

By Joseph James Whitworth

The trend of bringing the lab to the sample instead of the sample to the lab is continuing, according to the head of the MicroNIR business at Viavi Solutions.

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